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Can you help with the Ableworld Elderly Shoebox Appeal this Christmas?

This entry was posted in General November 15, 2018

This year Ableworld will be teaming up with both the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital, Telford, to help make Christmas Day in hospital a special day.  Nearly 1,000 elderly people will be in a bed at the hospital on Christmas Day, many without close family members who are able to visit them, so a small present to open can make a huge difference.

Ableworld have been involved in a similar initiative for the last 2 years and have collected well over 100 shoeboxes each time, so we are aiming to see if we can make it even bigger and better this year.

How can you help?

We are appealing to the public this Christmas to fill a shoe box with small things which we may all take for granted, but that an elderly person would appreciate. Ideas include puzzle books, hot chocolate, biscuits, warm socks, gloves, slippers, scarfs, hats, tins of soup, toiletries, confectionary, pens,  puzzle books or handmade gifts -  the list is endless, but please no alcohol.

These can then be taken to our Ableworld stores in; Birkenhead, Burton, Chester, Congleton, Crewe, Hanley, Llandudno, Nantwich, Newport, Northwich, Oswestry, Reading, Rhyl, Shrewsbury, Stockport, Wrexham and the Ableworld Head Office in Nantwich before 17th December.

We will then ensure that all donations will be delivered directly to both hospitals before the big day.

Where can you drop them off?

Ableworld Birkenhead, 2 Park Road North, Birkenhead, CH41 4EZ

Ableworld Burton, Second Avenue, Centrum One Hundred, Burton-upon-Trent, DE14 2WF

Ableworld Chester, 3 St David’s Retail Park, Saltney, Chester, CH4 8SN

Ableworld Congleton, 58 Mill Street, Congleton, CW12 1AG

Ableworld Crewe, 1 Valley Brook Business Centre, Mill Street, Crewe, CW2 7DT

Ableworld Hanley, 430 Leek Road, Hanley, Stoke on Trent, ST1 3HU

Ableworld Llandudno, 16 Mostyn Broadway, Llandudno, LL30 1YL

Ableworld Nantwich, 39 Beam Street, Nantwich, CW5 5NF

Ableworld Newport, Audley Avenue Business Park, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7BX

Ableworld Northwich, 41 London Road, Northwich, CW9 5HQ

Ableworld Oswestry, Main entrance, RJ&AH Orthopaedic Hosp., Gobowen, Oswestry, SY10 7AG

Ableworld Reading, 221 Shinfield Road, Reading, RG2 8HA

Ableworld Rhyl, 1 Westbourne Avenue, Rhyl, LL18 1EE

Ableworld Shrewsbury, Heathgates Bank, Ditherington, Shrewsbury, SY1 4BB

Ableworld Stockport, 315 Buxton Road, Great Moor, Stockport, SK2 7NL

Ableworld Wrexham, 17 St George Crescent, Wrexham, LL13 8DA

Ableworld Head Office, Stapeley Technology Park, London Road, Nantwich, CW5 7JW 


We highly 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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Lighting products for dark winter days

This entry was posted in General November 9, 2018

Now that we are fully into Autumn, and the colder days are approaching, the days have become much shorter and the mornings and evenings have become extremely dark. At home there are often times where a simple ceiling light bulb is not the most effective solution to lighting up a dark room, or maybe not the most accessible option. At Ableworld we have a great range of lighting products that can help in different situations to light up your home on the darkest of Winter days.  We have products varying from small reading lights, to a medically approved therapy lamp, and all of which are suitable for households. In this article we have picked a small selection of our Lighting products.

SAD Light Therapy Lamp

As we know winter is a very dark season, and there is often not a lot of hours of sunlight throughout the day due to the dark mornings and evenings. The lack of sunlight can sometimes cause some individuals to a type of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder, more commonly known as SAD. SAD is related to changes in seasons, and is most commonly heard of around the autumn and winter months. Our Sad Light Therapy Lamp is a medically proven light treatment device that is designed to treat the root cause of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).

Our SAD Light works by supplementing your daily intake of light in order to achieve the recommended daily dose of lux. It employs an LED panel for illumination, which benefits from extended life and reduced power consumption. This light is great for daily use and to use when sitting down reading, knitting or doing craft work. Our Sad Light features a modern shaping and a simple design, which takes inspiration from the sun. It features a 10 stage dimming and 4 stage timer, all controlled from three simple buttons to ensure that it is easy to use. This light is a great product that is ideal for brightening up the dull and dark winter months.

Nitesafe Sensor

The majority of us have more than once woken up in the middle of the night, or on a dark morning, and have bumped into something whilst trying to reach the light switch. At Ableworld our Nitesafe Sensor can help avoid these situations and provide a safe and secure means of light. When our Nitesafe Sensor is plugged into the wall it features a motion sensor detector that turns on the light as soon as movement is detected in the dark area. Ideal for plugging into your bedroom for a sensor light when most needed, and to avoid trips or falls in the dark. It is also is a highly useful emergency torch as it is always charged and ready to use.

Floor Standing Lamp

At Ableworld we have a varied range of both desk and floor lamps that make the ideal companions for everyday activities such as writing, reading, and more specific duties such as craft hobby work. Our Floor standing lamp is great for everyday general room lighting purposes, but is also adjustable and easily manoeuvrable to give light to a specific and preferred location for the user. It emits natural daylight levels, at 6,500k, and is also an economically friendly option, using just 27W energy saving lightbulbs. This lamp is ideal for placing beside a chair or sofa to give a bright light for general purposes, which can be adjusted closer for when reading.

2 Way Light Wand

For a practical and portable light, our 2 Way Light Wand is a great option. With a life of 10 times longer than a normal bulb, this 2-way light wand is a convenient super bright LED lamp which can be used anywhere with the multi-function stand. Ultimately versatile, the wand features a one-touch power button and is supplied with a 2-way stand for surface or wall mounting.  This portable wand is ideal for moving around the house and is a great tool for lighting up cupboards and dark corners. Suitable for keeping near your bedside table, or in the car glove box for use at the most convenient times.

All of our Lighting products are available to view on our website here, or alternatively visit your local Ableworld store to view our range. For any queries or for more details please contact us further.

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