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We’ve demolished our 2018 £5,000 fundraising goal!

Thanks to everyone’s generosity in 2018 we have exceeded our fundraising goal of £5000 for the year – reaching an impressive £5968 by the end of December.

We are particularly grateful to those who bought tickets in our Christmas Raffle as this raised over £1,150, to those who bought our Christmas Cards raising £178 and to those who contributed to our bag packing collection at Waitrose 2 days before Christmas where £600 was raised. Thank you.

With rising costs and the uncertainty around Brexit this year we are raising our hopes for 2019 and would like to ask for your support to reach a fundraising goal of £6,000 this year. This will help keep our free service running for anyone who needs it into the years to come.

Thank you for your support.

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HW Shopmobility wins National Award for top Shopmobility Scheme

We are very proud to have been awarded the Tom Hillier award for providing an outstanding service. This is a National Award which Shopmobilities are nominated for by their customers for the service they receive when visiting their shop.

We are a small team of 5 part time staff, 12 volunteers and a board of trustees who have always prided ourselves on the fabulous free service we offer to our customers, to be recognised with this National Award is absolutely fantastic.

Well done and congratulations to everyone who makes High Wycombe Shopmobility such a fabulous place to work and visit.

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Prize Bingo Night

Thank you to everyone that came to our prize bingo night on 14th September at Piddington Village Hall.

We raised a cracking £404 taking us to over £3,000 raised towards our £5,000 fundraising target this year.

All proceeds will go to help Shopmobility run it’s free service in Wycombe

Awareness Raising Day Friday 20th July

Some of our staff and volunteers will be stationed outside Boots in the Eden Shopping Centre this Friday 20th July from 10am till 4pm. They will be there to talk to you about our mobility scooter and wheelchair service and how it could help you or someone you know. Please come and talk to us on Friday and take one of our leaflets – don’t worry if you miss us though, you can pop into the shop with your questions during our usual opening hours.

New Privacy Policy

Along with most other organisations, High Wycombe Shopmobility has updated it’s Privacy Policy to reflect the new legislation. It’s available to read in the shop and is on this website via the link at the bottom of the page. We’d like to encourage you to read it when you get the chance

Smile.Amazon – donate to Shopmobility while you shop

If you use Amazon you can now get exactly the same shopping experience and access your account through Smile Amazon BUT a percentage of the profits will be donated to High Wycombe Shopmobility! Login via this link using your usual account email/ password, select us as the cause that you would like to support and this will be saved for future purchases. We will then receive a donation whenever you buy any eligible products.

This only works using the “Smile” Amazon page not the normal homepage but all of your account details remain exactly the same and remain private. We are really grateful for any donations to help support our small, friendly charity. Thank you

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1040164-0

Volunteering Roles Autumn/Winter 2018 – we need your help

Do you have a few hours to spare each week? Would you like to join a happy, friendly team and give back to the community?

We currently have vacancies for Customer Service Volunteers to join our team. The role is to assist and support the member of staff on duty with providing the Shopmobility service to our customers.

High Wycombe Shopmobility offers a happy, friendly volunteering environment with a “feel good” factor – our volunteers enjoy having a chat with our customers, find helping people worthwhile and go home feeling valued. There are opportunities to use existing experience and skills and to gain new ones – which may be beneficial for CV/career progression.

If you would like to join our team please either message us or give us a call on 01494 472277 and ask for Claire.