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BIG BOB TAKES TO THE ROAD!
Monday 16th April 2018
Big Bob named after Bob McDowell who with Fred and Millie Harman in 2006 campaigned tirelessly on one of our scooters to have Littlehampton Hospital rebuilt. Soon after the campaign ended Bob sadly passed away, so in his memory we named his favourite scooter after him.
Bob's original scooter finally wore out and was recently replaced by a new one. The cost was covered by West Sussex County Council and the New Camberwell Masonic Lodge No. 7817 of the Freemasons. We thank them both for their generosity and am sure that the new Big Bob will provide as good a service as the original.
Pictured with the new scooter is Stuart Martin from Arundel who took it for a spin for the first time today.
Milly & Fred have been members for many years. Together with Bob McDowell they worked tirelessly to collect names for a petition to rebuild our hospital that was demolished in 2006.
The hospital was never rebuilt but their friendship with our charity grew, they call in every week from Arundel and do their bit to raise awareness of Shopmobility.
To show our appreciation for their support we recently named two scooters after them.
NEW FUNDRAISING CODE!
Fundraising is an important part of our work as it is the lifeblood of the charity to enable us to provide the level of services expected of us by our customers.
Bringing us up to the 21st century we have produced a link to our fundraising page and hope that you can give generously to help local people with mobility disabilities.
To use your Android Smartphone simply scan the picture on the right and it will take you to our page.
REGISTRATION SERVICE NEWS, We are pleased that the mobility scooter registration service that we piloted from July 2015 was launched on 28th March '17 at the NEC in Birmingham and has now become the National Mobility Register (NMR). All scooters that were previously registered are in the new national register so there is no need for anyone to re-register.
By popular demand The Benjamin Gray Story eBook on Amazon Kindle has been re-released and is available by clicking on the cover picture.
The 19th century story tells of when Benjamin Gray grew up in Littlehampton, married Eliza and set out on an epic voyage to Australia and founded a new village and named it Littlehampton.
As the story unfolds it becomes quite unbelievable what this young family had achieved and the story has quite an unpredictable ending. Enjoy!
All proceeds of the sale of the eBook will be donated to the charity.