We will be holding our Christmas Charity Collections on the following dates:
- Waitrose, 8th December 10.30-4pm
- Tesco, Town Centre 13th December 11-4pm
Join or support us for the following fun festive events: tickets are available in the office for our Grand Christmas Raffle with £100 1st prize – drawn Friday 15th December and we’re taking part in the Christmas Tree Festival at the Parish Church 16-24th December. See our Events page for more details
Shopmobility are very pleased to feature in the October newsletter of The Bucks Older Peoples Action Group (BOPAG). The newsletter can be found here.
They are an independent, non-political, voluntary organisation made up of representatives from groups around the county and interested individuals who’s core message is “Positive Ageing” and have set up their website as a directory to help provide older people with information which supports them to lead healthy, active and independent lives. Their web address, for a wealth of useful local information, is www.bopag.org.uk
The National Federation of Shopmobility has an annual award for helpful and effective Shopmobility schemes. Last year High Wycombe Shopmobility was really pleased to be shortlisted for the award and this year we are really proud that we have been recognised and “highly commended” for our friendly and helpful service.
A new directory of all the shopmobility schemes around the UK has been published and is available from our office for £3 to buy or an office copy is available to browse.
Amongst useful information about the different schemes around the country, it contains details of a new registration scheme for mobility scooters and a lovely write up about High Wycombe Shopmobility as we were nominated for the 2016 Tom Hillier Award.
We have a dedicated team of volunteers at Shopmobility who give some of their time to help us help more people and help us extend what we can do such as enabling us to meet people from their bus, taxi or their car with a scooter or wheelchair.
We are looking for somebody who would like to volunteer with us for the following:
Tuesdays/ Wednesdays, mornings or afternoons.
It would ideally suit someone who would like to gain some experience in a customer service or caring environment to enhance their skills or who would like to do something to help in our community.
The role is varied and involves assisting our customers with mobility scooters and wheelchairs, taking bookings, helping to update and maintain our booking processes and helping look after our vehicle fleet.
We are looking for people who can help us find homes for our leaflets to help more people find out about our service and who can help replenish them every so often.
We would love to hear from you if you have got a few hours to spare and have got ideas about where we could display our leaflets
Please contact manager Claire McMackin on 01494 472277 or by filling in our contact form