The Southport man raising money for charity by cruising around in 'bumper scooter'

A man from Southport has come up with a novel way to raise money for charity, while bringing cheer to the town's locals.

Steve Hoskins has converted a former fairground dodgem into a mobility scooter to create the ultimate ''bumper scooter.''

The 64-year-old, who is recovering from prostate cancer, will be cruising up and down the prom in the coming weeks in a bid to raise thousands for Prostate Cancer UK.

Speaking to Paul Crone, Steve said:

Steve's bumper scooter facts

Speed limit: 8 MPH

Dodgem origins: Brighton

Dodgem year: 1973