It is all ‘go’ at the NFSUK HQ as we prepare the new membership packs to leave the office. We hope you had an enjoyable festive period with your loved ones and as a new year begins, it is time for new year’s resolutions. For some people, this will include resolutions such as giving more to charity or volunteering. We urge you to seek out your local shopmobility scheme and choose to support them during 2019.
The NFSUK office is closed from today (Wednesday) at 12:30pm until 9:30am on the 2nd of January2019. We hope you all have a very merry festive season and get to spend it with your loved ones. Remember to hug them a little tighter this year everyday is a blessing. May your 2019 be a wonderful year for you all.
The Tom Hillier Award was created after the passing of NFSUK founder Tom Hillier in 1991. The Award celebrates the scheme within the National Federation who has shown exceptional service to their members. This year we had 5 shortlisted schemes, which resulted in 1 highly commended certificate being awarded alongside the main Tom Hillier Trophy.
The Tom Hillier Award is presented at the British Healthcare Trades Awards Dinner at the end of the year. This Award ceremony celebrates the best in British healthcare, from innovation to end product, from customer service to life time achievement. This year it was held on the 29th of November at the Alton Towers Hotel in Staffordshire.
We were pleased to have last year’s Tom Hillier Award Winners Glasgow Braehead with us last night at the British Healthcare Trade Awards Dinner to celebrate 2018 and all that was achieved. We were treated to a festive spread that included Christmas dinner and mince pies. The Alton Towers Hotel served as a backdrop to the event where a string quartet played the drinks reception and a band got everyone up and moving to work off their first Christmas Dinner of the year.
So without further ado this year’s winner is…
Five years ago, we had six standard mobility scooters donated to us. They provided a very good service for those five years. Sadly they have worn out and we needed to replace them. Having little funds of our own to purchase new ones, my search was on to seek new funding.
Over the past few years, grant funding has become progressively more difficult for many charities including shopmobility. I realised it was a tall order and I tried desperately to find funding for the new scooters from various sectors within our community. (more…)