Customers and visitors have undoubtedly notice a red fireside chair in our shop.
This silent, inanimate and welcoming chair for many has revealed some of its secrets, about stories of visitors that have enjoyed it over the years.
MEGAN CELEBRATES HER NEW FRIEND ROSE
|It was all smiles this week when local schoolgirl Megan came out tops after winning the big bunny that had adorned our shop window all Summer.|
Our stall at the Town Show & Family Fun Day last week ran a competition to find a name for the cuddly creature. The name Rose won for Megan. She and her mother Mrs Owen called in the shop to collect the Bunny and a whopping big bag of Celebrations sweets donated by the Morrison's at Wick. The manager of our shop Mrs June Caffyn said, "I am sure the bunny will have lots of loving cuddles",
|CO-OP SUPPORTING SHOPMOBILITY|
Our new travel scooters arrived this week, both were paid for by funds raised by the Co-op supermarket chain. Jackey from the Co-op and Phillipe is pictured showing them prior to the scooters going into service. June and Phillipe lost no time in preparing them for hire and proudly displaying the Co-op plaques fixed to the baskets.
Mrs Eileen Martin is pictured above on the right, a wonderful lady that has supported the charity for many years. Eileen, at 92 years old, hired her scooter twice a week, and supported our coffee mornings, events and used to donate to the charity annually. Sadly she passed away a few months ago and to show our appreciation and gratitude we have named a scooter Mrs M in her memory. She will be missed but will never be forgotten.
The Arun District Council Chairman's Coffee Morning held on the 8th February 2019 raised £237 for the Bognor Regis and Littlehampton Shopmobility shops. Our MP Nick Gibb popped in and showed his support. We look forward to holding another next month.
Our thanks to everyone for attending and making the event a great success.
SHOPMO IS TOPS FOR THE FOURTH YEAR! Thursday 26th October 2018
It certainly was good news week for Littlehampton Shopmobility when the charity was voted one of Britain's top Shopmobility schemes for the fourth consecutive year. When the notification came through today from the National Federation, the cheer must have been heard for miles around. Now the question is, Have we finally won the coveted Tom Hillier Award 2018? We must be patient and will know for sure when the BHTA awards ceremony at Alton Towers in Staffordshire is held on the 29th November. This year the ceremony will be hosted by Falklands War Veteran Simon Weston CBE. If we win the award I am sure the whole world will hear the cheer.
Thanks and appreciation for today's magnificent news must go to our customers, volunteers and staff. Special thanks, under our fine manager Mrs June Caffyn who's dedication and hard work has gone a long way to the success of our charity.
UPDATE Congratulations to High Wycombe Shopmobility for winning the Tom Hillier Award 2018.
THE MORRISONS FOUNDATION DELIVERS
The balloons went up, and the kettle went on today at Littlehampton Shopmobility when they showed off their new mobility scooters generously donated by the Morrison Foundation. Thanks to the supermarket chain, their staff and customers for making today possible. The scooters were greatly welcomed and will enable people with mobility disabilities to continue with living as independently as possible. Thanks must also go to the manager June Caffyn and Alison Whitburn.
The award winning charity that is among one of the finest in the UK is a real asset within our community that delivers a high level of services and now has a completely new fleet of mobility scooters of differing sizes to suit its members.
Shopmobility Chairman Vicky Rhodes, Jackey Burzio and I lost no time to try the new scooters out in the High Street. They attracted the attention of passers-by and some stopped to chat about the scooters.
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.
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.
We sell used books from the shop that are donated to us. The book rack is extremely popular with many customers that visit us every week. The proceeds enable us to buy essential things that our grant funding doesn't cover.