A WOMAN who has become virtually housebound because of rheumatoid arthritis and a painful muscular problem will be able to get out again, thanks to Huddersfield Pendragon Round Table.

Jan Dixon, of Millmoor Road, Meltham, is pictured receiving a mobility scooter as part of the Examiner's Christmas Wish campaign, which it runs annually with Huddersfield Pendragon Round Table. Handing it over is Huddersfield Pendragon chairman Andrew Spencer.

Jan, who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and painful muscular condition fibro myalgia, has been dependent on others to get outside in a wheelchair.

She will now be able to travel into the village for the first time in many years.

Mrs Dixon, who is married with two children, said: "I can't stress how grateful I am. I have been virtually housebound for some time and this scooter will open up my life."

The Round Table contributed £1,195 for a brand new mobility scooter from Brook Miller Mobility in Brighouse after her neighbour Marilyn Boswell nominated her.

She has seen Jan contend with her condition over the last four years.