We Are Open!

We re-opened on 1st June 2020. Our current opening hours are now 9.30am to 3pm Monday to Saturday and 12 to 3pm on Sundays.

Things will be slightly different when you visit us, please phone to book in advance and when you come to the shop press the bell outside, we will then open the door.

All customers will need to sanitise their hands before they use our equipment and they will not be able to bring shopping back for us to store.

We will be implementing several safety measures for both our staff and customers, including a strict limit to the number of customers in the shop at any one time, as well as rigorous and regular cleaning of all the vehicles and areas within the shops.

Please adhere to the social distancing rules when you visit us to protect yourself and others.

We look forward to seeing you all soon.

2020 Pancake Race!

Thank you to all 12 teams that took part in our annual Pancake Race in the Eden Shopping Centre on Shrove Tuesday 25th February. We were delighted to raise £190 from entrance fees and would like to say a very grateful thank you for the kind donations made by Intel and the High Wycombe Beekeepers. This brings the total raised to well over £300. After a bit of controversy, we are pleased to award the David Griffin trophy to the 2020 winners – Eden Security!

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Town and Eden Centre Collections

We were really grateful for the support we received for our Town Centre and Eden Centre Collections at the end of July. A large number of our customers and volunteers gave up some of their time to raise funds for our charity. Our town centre collection raised £142 and our Eden Centre collection raised £384 – every penny will help run our service – thank you!

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Tesco Collection

Thank you to all that helped and contributed to our collection held at Tescos in June. Generous shoppers donated a grand total of £446 in our collection buckets which will all go towards providing our free service to those that need it.

25th birthday cake

Happy 25th Birthday Shopmobility!

Shopmobility hosted a fabulous party on 15th June to celebrate our 25th birthday with many of the people that have helped create the successful service we are today.

Chairman, Alan Switalski, gave the celebration speech, outlining the difference that Shopmobility has made in Wycombe over its 25 years: helping over 6500 people with customers spending over £10 million pounds in the town.

Read more in this week’s Bucks Free Press: https://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/17721991.high-wycombe-charitys-25-years-of-helping-the-community/

 

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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.