Littlehampton Shopmobility
 
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.

 

THE MORRISONS FOUNDATION DELIVERS

The baloons 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. 

 

  

Volunteer, Angie Fuller pictured with June proudly showing our award.

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June and Town Mayor Cllr Billy Blanchard-Cooper

Friday 20th April 2018 TOWN MERIT AWARD FOR SHOPMO!
Last evening brought a surprise for our manager at the Annual Town Meeting where she was presented the Town Merit Award from Mayor Cllr Billy Blanchard-Cooper. The award is in recognition for the service that we have provided for the past 20 years. Our thanks to the town council, our staff, volunteers, supporters and customers that have made Littlehampton Shopmobility over the years what it is today.  
 

Sussex Day, a celebration of living in such a beautiful county takes place annually on the 16th June. (The Sussex Flag pictured on the right)

We celebrated Sussex Day by holding a Bring & Buy Sale outside the shop. Teresa & Philippé are pictured manning the stall.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

Clarified the  beautician that used to trade in Wick Street, have relocated and are now in the Bradbury Centre. As you can see on the right they offer a variety of services and are very popular indeed.

Littlehampton Shopmobility wish Clare and her staff every success in their new premises.

See what Fred & Milly are up to!

Fundraising

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.