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Elderly Shoe Box Appeal

This entry was posted in General November 21, 2019

Can you make a difference to someone this year with the gift of giving?

Many people experience Christmas alone and we want to try and help by collecting shoe boxes to show that someone cares. This year we are asking all colleagues, customers, friends, family and others if they will put a shoebox together full of presents that an elderly person would really love.

How can you help?

We are appealing for all our lovely customers to fill a shoe box with items that an elderly person would like to recieve. We would suggest items such as; puzzle books, hot chocolate, biscuits, warm socks, gloves, slippers, scarfs, hats, tins of soup, toiletries, confectionary, pens or handmade gifts -  the list is endless, but please no alcohol. 

If you would like to help please drop your shoebox off in your local Ableworld Store by Wednesday 18th December.

We will then arrange to distribute the shoeboxes to local worthy recipients before Christmas Day, to local care homes or hospitals. 

We thank you in advance and really appreciate any donations and support recieved! For more information or if you have any queries please feel free to contact us.


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We are proud to support MS Society & Parkinson’s UK with Scooter Safety Day

This entry was posted in General November 7, 2019

We are really proud that our Northwich team were able to support The MS Society Vale Royal and West Cheshire Group and local Parkinson’s UK group to provide local residents a Scooter Safety Day at Weaverham Community Centre, in Northwich.

The MS Society Vale Royal and West Cheshire Group were keen to run a scooter safety day for the members of their group and we are really pleased we were able to help. Scooter safety is something we encourage as an ethical trader. We get lots of customers who have been given scooters from friends or brought online but don’t have the confidence to use them. We also have customers thinking of purchasing but want some extra reassurance that they can drive it safely, so these sessions are invaluable.

We are really pleased we could support 2 local groups in giving them a hands on experience at using mobility aids. We took along a range of scooters, from smaller boot scooters to road scooters, we well as powerchairs for the attendees to try. Alongside MS Society UK and Parkinson’s UK there were plenty of willing participants that got involved and had a go on the scooter test track, with our guidance and support.

There were plenty of questions answered and lots of advice given in relation to the different types of mobility scooters and what type would best fit to individual needs. However, it was not just mobility scooters on show, we also brought along a wide range of products that can help to make it easier living with MS or Parkinson’s such as; Adjustable Folding Walking Sticks, Grab Rails, Reachers, Kettle Tippers, Easy Grip/Bendable Cutlery Sets and Jar and Tin Openers.

There was also an Ableworld engineer on hand to offer free mobility health checks so a number of the attendees had their own scooter or mobility aid checked and were extremely grateful when their issues were resolved.

The session received great feedback from Brenda Brockbank, Lead Support Volunteer for MS Society Vale Royal and West Cheshire Group, who stated that “All attendees really enjoyed themselves and the members who had their own equipment checked were really grateful for the help. Overall, the scooter safety session massively helped to give confidence to those that require mobility aids but were too nervous or not confident enough to use a mobility scooter out in public. “

If you are part of an organisation, care provider or charity and want help in running a Scooter Safety Session or any other mobility information sessions, please feel free to contact the Ableworld Marketing Team on 01270 627111 or email [email protected]

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