A SCOOTER club and shop have joined forces to raise £4690 for Newport MIND.

Wildcat Scooters, based on Albany Street in Newport, helped the Cwmbran Allstars scooter club to put on their annual charity night at the Woodland Road Sports and Social Club in Cwmbran on April 7.

The theme of the evening was a soul/mod & RnB night, where members managed to raise almost £5,000 by organising a scooter raffle.

Each ticket was sold for £5, and the lucky winner was life-long Vespa fan Nigel Goodall, who rode away on the top prize of a new, classic LML scooter.

A presentation was held in a car park on Albany Street on Saturday, April 21 and was attended by over 100 scooter riders.

Members of scooters clubs across Wales and the South West travelled to watch the cheque and scooter being presented.

Bob Rendell, director at Wildcat Scooters said: “We chose Newport MIND really for mental health and suicide awareness issues, mainly due to young men taking their own lives. It is a cause, and a charity, that is very close to our hearts.

"We had over 100 scooters arrive at the shop for the presentation, which ended up taking place with about 30 of them in a nearby carpark."

Peter Fryer from the Cwmbran Allstars said: "Each year we beat our previous years target and raise more money for charity,"

“It’s a fantastic place, the best scooter shop I’ve been to.” added Carlos Newberry, who had travelled from Weston Super Mare to show his support.

Wildcat Scooters have also help organise a scooter based mini festival, called “The Weekend Rumble” to be held in Usk from the June 29 to July 1. The festival will include weekend camping, music, live bands, entertainment and a custom bike show. The store has confirmed that all proceeds from this event will go to Newport MIND. For further details, you can visit www.theweekendrumble.com or contact Wildcat Scooters directly.