Shopmobility volunteer awarded with a British Empire Medal.1
Peter Angus a volunteer with Shopmobility Highland has been recognised for his many years of Community Service by the Lord Lieutenant Janet Bowen, who presented him with the British Empire Medal.
Peter has been a Shopmobility Highland volunteer driver for the past 16 years based at Dingwall. Every Wednesday he drives one of the Shopmobility Highland minibuses collecting scheme members from their respective homes and brings them into the city centre. On arrival, the other volunteers have mobility products waiting for those who need them, enabling members to access the city and do shopping or just enjoy a day out. Peter and the minibus makes the return journey later in the day from the Shopmobility scheme to drop everyone home. This type of door-to-door service is not always available at all Shopmobility schemes.
Peter is not only a volunteer with Shopmobility, but also works with a host of other local charitable groups within the Dingwall area and his dedication and community spirit has been recognised with the B.E.M. award.
Peter lives in Dingwall with his wife Jennifer who is also a registered volunteer with Shopmobility Highland. He retired form Scottish Water and is a proud grandfather of three grandchildren.
Shopmobility Highland started in 1994 from a port-a-cabin in the centre of the City of Inverness and now has a scheme in both Inverness and Dingwall. The minibus runs from both Inverness and Dingwall operating 5-6 days a week with all minibuses’s driven solely by volunteer drivers. Without the dedication of the many volunteer drivers, the schemes would not be able to offer this personal service.
Shopmobility Highland has a great team of volunteers but is especially proud that Peter’s contribution to his local community has been recognised in this manner. Peter is a very much a worthy recipient of the B.E.M. and all at Shopmobility Highland and NFSUK congratulate him on his award.