Travel staff play Santa

Owen Pye receives his new JD Bug Stunt Scooter from Nicole Eaves of Garstang Travel
Owen Pye receives his new JD Bug Stunt Scooter from Nicole Eaves of Garstang Travel

Kind-hearted staff from a Garstang travel agents turned Santa’s little elves to rescue a little boy’s Christmas.

Following a spate of burglaries on some of the main estates in Garstang, 10-year-old Owen Pye had a stunt scooter he had saved up for stolen.

Mum Sharon said Owen was left devastated after thieves broke into the 
family’s garage in Cedar Close overnight on November 13, taking the scooter the sporty youngster had put his birthday money towards.

But staff at Garstang Travel clubbed together to replace the scooter and presented Owen with his brand new JD Bug stunt scooter just before the Garstang Christmas lights switch-on.

Director of Garstang Travel, Nicole Eaves said: “Owen saved up for the scooter with his birthday money, and he was devastated when it was stolen

“We didn’t think it was fair for him to wait for Father Christmas to maybe bring another one for him, so we gave him an early Christmas present.

“We just thought it would be a really nice community project to get involved in, and a happy ending for Owen.”

Garstang Community Primary School pupil Owen, said; “I was crying when 
I realised it had been stolen. It was really mean.

“I went to get my scooter out of the garage to go to school and it wasn’t there.

“I thought my dad might have put it in the shed but when I looked there it wasn’t there either.”

Sharon, a sales supervisor at Garstang Travel, added: “It’s not a nice feeling to be the victim of a break-in and Owen was so upset.

“It’s such a lovely gesture and I’m really touched everyone has come together to do this for him.”

Owen is now hoping to get a home ramp for Christmas to practise his bar scooter stunts and tricks.