Wrexham Shopmobility Relaunch0
Guest post by Wrexham Shopmobility
To celebrate the new fleet of mobility scooters at Wrexham Shopmobility, the Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham (AVOW) relaunched the service on Friday 9th August 2019.
Local Bodies work together
The relaunch follows the receipt of funding from the Welsh Government, Betsi Cadwalladr University Health Board and Wrexham County Borough Council. The funding was to rejuvenate the fleet at AVOW’s Shopmobility. The service enables members to explore Wrexham Town Centre with greater freedom to access shops and services. The range of equipment in the fleet will enable the service to fulfill the needs of a wider range of people and mobility issues.
Wrexham Shopmobility is visited by the Mayor
The Mayor of Wrexham, Councillor Robert Walsh visited Shopmobility at the relaunch. He heard about the value of the service in the local community from both new and existing members. The Mayor experienced first-hand the new fleet by driving a mobility scooter around Wrexham Bus Station.
More equipment available
In addition to the town based mobility scooters, there is now a range of ‘Booty’ scooters and wheelchairs that are lightweight and collapsible for car boot storage, these are available for longer hire to assist members on holiday or out of the county.
Shopmobility continues to be an affordable service from an accessible location. It is for the use of members throughout Wrexham County Borough and beyond. The service operates on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am until 4pm and on the last Saturday of every month from 9:30am until 12:30pm.
From the NFSUK
The NFSUK would like to say congratulations to Wrexham on their relaunch. It is great to see a number of bodies coming together to support the service. Shopmobility is available to all those with mobility issues. You do not need to be a blue badge holder! From a twisted ankle to chronic arthritis Shopmobility can help by loaning or hiring equipment. Most schemes have manual wheelchairs and mobility scooters that can be loaned/hired for the day or by the hour. Many hire other pieces of equipment such as power wheelchairs and rollators too so search for your nearest scheme and see how they can help you.
(Back Left to Front Right) Chief Officer of AVOW John Gallanders, AVOW Staff Victoria Milner, Katherine Prince, Shopmobility Staff Kath Brown, AVOW Chairman John Leece Jones, Mayor of Wrexham Councillor Rob Walsh, Councillor Bill Baldwin, Community Agent for Rhosllanerchrugog Michelle Wynne and Manager of Able World Beverley Lamber-Ward