Major boost for Shopmobility

Shopmobility celebrates NNL-161021-160144001
Shopmobility celebrates NNL-161021-160144001

Three years on and a project which helps make the town centre accessible for all 
celebrated a range of key 

Rugby Shopmobility has operated out of a number of different units in the Clock Towers and is now back in the unit where it began by the Dunelm escalators.

And it was there where customers, supporters, trustees and the Mayor of Rugby, Cllr Sally Bragg, gathered on Friday to celebrate a raft of good news.

In a significant boost for when it approaches potential supporters or donors, it has now become a registered charity. It also has a new logo and a new shop sign donated by Harris Signs.

Chairman of trustees David Foster said: “Rugby Disability Forum have worked hard to make businesses in the town centre accessible for persons with disabilities.

“Rugby Shopmobility provides the means for physically disabled persons to move between those businesses.

“Rugby Shopmobility, like the many other Shopmobility schemes in the UK, provides mobility scooters, a powerchair and a manual wheelchair for a minimal hire charge.

“These can be used around town between 10am and 3.30pm on the day of hire.”

The Clock Towers unit is run in partnership with Rent Mobility Ltd which sells disability aids.

The proceeds go towards the cost of staffing the shop and therefore staffing for Rugby Shopmobility.

The Rent Mobility team handle the hire of the Shopmobility, fill out membership forms, show users how the scooters work and check they are in working order.