Littlehampton Shopmobility
 

 

IT'S CLEARWELL ALL THE WAY

February 2022

Littlehampton Shopmobility this week signed a contract to stock Clearwell Mobility products. We will have more for our customers to choose from and provide quality at competitive prices. Existing Clearwell Mobility customers will also now have us on their doorstep, no more travelling to Worthing or Chichester for them

Please look out for our official launch date on our Facebook page or in the local press, but in the meantime pop into our shop to pick up a FREE brochure!

Pictured from L-R Trustee Malcolm Roberts, our manager Mrs June Caffyn, Chairman Alan Gammon and Clearwell Mobility MD Duncan Gillett
 
 
3rd March 2022

White Meadows Primary School recently showed their students what it was like to use a wheelchair. Feeling the cold, pavement and step hazards and being nearly tipped out by an over enthusiastic pusher were among the things that were learnt.

We were thrilled that the school chose us to provide the wheelchairs to raise disability awareness with young people.

 

NEED MOBILITY SCOOTER INSURANCE?

We have teamed up with Lockton Mobility to provide comprehensive insurance cover for people that own their own mobility scooter or powered wheelchairs. There is a wide range of policies to choose from to suit your needs. Please call in at the shop to pick up a leaflet, alternatively call 0345 602 8000, if you wish to take out a policy please quote; 11232
 

ACORN STAIRLIFTS have supported Littlehampton Shopmobility for a number of years and have provided a brilliant service to our customers. If you wish to have a stairlift installed in your home please quote code; 57109 with your enquiry/order to help our good cause.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19)

UPDATE
31st January 2021 If you require hiring a scooter or wheelchair during the COVID 19 restriction period for the weekend or longer, please call the shop to book at least 48 hours prior to your need.
 

We are delighted to be nominated as the Arundel Coop chosen charity for a year. Please support us by clicking on the logo above and  register your Coop Dividend card. When you use your card the Coop will donate to the fund that they have for us. There is no cost to you, just simply use your card as you always have.

The fund will hopefully replace the awning at the front of the Bradbury Centre. The awning is used to shelter our scooters when they are displayed outside and for our service users to shelter from the rain when accessing the workshop.

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. 

 

  

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

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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. 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 & Philippe 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.

 

 

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.