Rochdale Shopmobility

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Rochdale Borough Shopmobility's AGM is on WEdnesday 11th October 2017 at 2.00pm in  Rochdale Town Hall.

Rochdale Borough Shopmobility receives Large Donation from Mayors Charity

 

Manager Michelle Hollinrake received a cheque on behalf of Shopmobility for £7000 from former Mayor and Mayoress Councillors Surinder and Cecile Biant.

The Committee members, staff and service users were delighted to be chosen as one of the beneficiaries of the Mayor’s Charity year and had great fun supporting and taking part in many of the fundraising events over the course of the year.

The Charity which opened in September 1993 has approximately 100 members annually who access the Town Centre facilities using mobility scooters and wheelchairs, receives funding from Charitable Grant providers including Rochdale Borough Council and from fees paid by its members and fundraising activities.

The money is an important contribution and will help to keep Rochdale Shopmobility viable in continuing to provide such an invaluable service to its members.

We are always looking for new members and volunteers so please get in touch with Rochdale Borough Shopmobility by calling 01706 925986 or email info@rochdaleshopmobility.co.uk.

Shopmobility race raises money for Mayor’s charity

A Shopmobility scooter race through Rochdale’s shopping streets earlier today has raised over £100 for the Mayor’s charity appeal.

Adam Clegg and Luke Settle from Rochdale Borough Council took on Jonathan Hindle and Christine Buckley from Rochdale Development Agency during their lunch break this Tuesday. The teams had to search 12 independent local shops for hidden letters and bring them back to the River Street base and spell out ‘Shopmobility’. The Mayor and Mayoress Councillors Surinder and Cecile Biant attended and witnessed a dramatic start when one of the council competitors left the handbrake on his scooter, allowing the RDA to take an early lead.  A superior strategy meant Luke was neck-and-neck with Christine on the return to the shop. A few minutes later, in another race changing twist, Christine found she had missed two letters and had to jump back on her scooter to collect them. Shortly after Jonathan returned, meaning it was an anxious wait to see whether Adam or Christine would return first.  Five minutes later, Adam appeared carrying all his letters and sealing the win for the council.

Michelle Hollinrake from Shopmobility said

“Thanks to all who took part and especially to the independent retailers who hid letters in their shops. It was a fun and dramatic race and I’m really pleased that we could help raise money for the Mayor’s Charity with this scooter race.”

The independent retailers visited were: Dennis Hope, Drake Street News, One2One Mobile, Greg Cousins, DCM Menswear, The Health Food Centre, Chantilly, Browsers Beds, Russell’s Café, The Flower Studio, Steps Shoes and Aladdin’s Cace.

 

 

We've moved!!!

We moved into our new premises on Wednesday 15th July 2015 at 12 River Street adjacent to the Transport Interchange.  River Street is accessible from Water Street via Molesworth Street and Drake Street.  There is a car park next to our premise

We have had a new logo and colour scheme designed for our signage and promotional material and our fabulous new premises.

Our Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday the 22nd July 2015 at 12.00pm. followed by our official opening ceremony.  Cllr Alan Brett opened the Ceremony and the Mayor and Mayoress cut the ribbon.  Invited guests and Shopmobility members enjoyed refreshments provided by Crofters Caterers and at 2.00pm a sponsored Scooter Race began.  Cllr Billy Sheerin and Cllr Ashley Dearnley won the race which involved collecting cards from 10 independent retailers to spell SHOPMOBILITY, and Janet Darnbrough and our Vice Chairperson Karen Higginbotham were in second place.  We would like to thank everyone who took part in our celebrations.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

WE WILL BE OPENING AT OUR NEW PREMISES ON WEDNESDAY 15TH JULY

AT 12 RIVER STREET ADJACENT TO THE BUS STATION

RIVER STREET IS ACCESSIBLE FROM WATER STREET VIA MOLESWORTH STREET AND DRAKE STREET

We have had a new logo and colour scheme designed for our signage and promotional material and our fabulous new premises

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday the 22nd July 2015 at 12.00pm.

This will be followed by the official opening of our new premises attended by the Mayor and Mayoress and invited guests.  Refreshments will be served and some of our Rochdale Councillors will be taking part in a sponsored scooter race. 

We will also be holding a Raffle to be drawn on the day and any donated prizes will be greatly appreciated.

  Tickets are on sale in the office for £1.00

 

ROCHDALE TOWNSHIP GRANT AWARDED FOR NEW MOBILITY SCOOTER

We have been awarded a RochdaleTownship Grant for a new mobility scooter.  We have purchased a 4 wheel Shoprider 888 which replaces an old scooter and this will save money in repair costs.  We are delighted to have received the grant and our members have been using the scooter already and would like to thank the members of The Rochdale Township Committee for supporting our Charity.

PENNINE TOWNSHIP GRANT AWARDED FOR NEW MOBILITY SCOOTER

We have been awarded a Pennines Township Grant for a new mobility scooter.  We have purchased a 4 wheel Mayfair Freerider which replaces an old scooter and this will save money in repair costs.  We are delighted to have received the grant and our members have been using the scooter already and would like to thank the members of The Pennines Township Committee for supporting our Charity.

FEELGOOD FESTIVAL SPONSORED SCOOTER RACE AUGUST 2014

On Saturday 30th August Rochdale Councillors took part in a sponsored scooter race to raise funds and to promote the Shopmobility service in Rochdale Town Centre.  Two teams raced to 12 Town Centre businesses, Dennis Hope, Pennine Photography, Stephen Paul Hair & Beauty, Greg Cousins, Alison’s Jewellers, Hairdressing Room & Beauty Lounge, Chantilly, The Feelgood Café, Russell’s Café, The Flower Studio, Steps Shoes and Number Ten, to collect 12 letters spelling Shopmobility, and then raced back to base at 21 Baillie Street.  The Councillors experienced the difficulties of negotiating a scooter in the busy Shopping Centres and on the pavements among pedestrians.  They also had a great time!  We raised £330 towards running costs.  Thanks to all who took part and to all who sponsored the race.

The service is available to anyone who has difficulty walking or carrying shopping.  It is not dependant upon age or having a permanent disability.  Membership is £10 a year and it is £2 to hire a scooter for 3 hrs.  If you think our service would help you access the Town Centre please call for a chat and have a free trial.

Photo from left to right - Cllr Billy Sheerin, Cllr Chris Furlong, Shopmobility Vice Chair Karen Higginbotham, Manager Michelle Hollinrake, Scheme Assistant Debbie Ratcliffe, Cllr Janet Darnbrough, Cllr Aasim Rashid, and Cllr Jean Hornby.

BREAK IN SEPTEMBER 2014

Rochdale Shopmobility was broken into over the weekend and a mobility scooter, an electric wheelchair, several scooter keys, 2 cash tins, a collection box containing donations and raffle prizes were stolen.

There was also damage to the property at the rear and the alarm system.

We are sure the culprits will try to sell the equipment which are a Pride Colt 4 wheel red mobility scooter and a purple wheelchair with an electric wheel drive unit at the rear.

The wheelchair is very distinctive.

If anyone sees or is offered these items please contact us.

 

Contact Information

Rochdale Shopmobility

12 River Street
Town Centre
Rochdale
OL16 1RT

Tel: 01706 925986

Meeting times

    Open Daily

Monday to Friday

9.30am to 4.30pm

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