Last week we announced the impending closure of Shrewsbury Shopmobility this week we are shouting about one of our more unusual members. Event mobility. Event mobility are a charitable organisation who loan wheelchairs and scooters to those who need them at events across the UK. This year they are heading to Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials -1st to 5th May, RHS Malvern Spring Show – 9th to 12th May, Royal Cheshire Show – 18th – 19th June 2019 to name a few. (more…)
It is with great sadness that we announce the closure of Shrewsbury Shopmobility. After 23 years in service, the scheme will close its doors for the final time in June 2019.
A decline in usage and a lack of funding has led to the closure.
Gillian Bradley, coordinator for Shopmobility Shrewsbury, said
“We have served the town for 23 years and there are lots of factors that have led to this very hard decision,” she said. “It seems the service is just not needed as it was. (more…)
The National Federation of Shopmobility is delighted to share some good news from one of our most Northern schemes. Shopmobility Lochaber has been awarded sum of £27,076 from The Highland Cross, enabling them to buy a new van for the service. (more…)
To Start off the Shopmobility 40th anniversary year and the 30th National Federation of Shopmobility Year we are taking our celebration to NAIDEX!
NAIDEX is also celebrating 45 years as the UK’s largest disability event for trade, healthcare professionals and end-users. Taking place at Birmingham’s NEC on the 26th & 27th March, Naidex gathers innovation, information, cutting edge suppliers, and over 200 inspirational speakers from around the world to one venue, over two unforgettable days. (more…)
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The Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham (AVOW) run the Shopmobility Service in Wrexham and has been selected as one of the Co-op charity partners for the next six-nine months. The hope is it will generate £7 – 8 thousand pounds plus, towards new scooters and the refurbishment of their current fleet, in addition to added publicity and activity within the scheme. (more…)