Volunteers sought for town’s Shopmobility

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Peterhead Shopmobility is looking for volunteers to help give more disabled people the freedom of an independent life.

The charity based in the town’s Maiden Street car park lends wheelchairs, walking frames and scooters to members of the public who have limited mobility.

This enables them to use public transport and visit local shops and services.

The scheme is run by volunteers operating in on a rota system and is available for anyone young or old no matter whether their disability is temporary or permanent.

Its only stipulation is that if you are under 16 years of age you must be accompanied by an adult.

Currently the office is open Monday till Saturday from 10am until 1pm.

Unfortunately due a lack of volunteers the service may need to reduce the number of days it is open.

This is something it wishes to avoid if at all possible, and a few more regular volunteers would prevent this.

Volunteers are given training before they start.

Their role involves running the office administration, showing customers how to work the scooters and wheelchairs, charging scooter batteries and arranging maintenance and repairs.

Peterhead Shopmobility would also welcome any donations of equipment.

If it were necessary the equipment could be picked up.

Anyone with some time to spare or equipment to donate should contact Susanne Fraser, Development Worker at Dial-a-Community Bus, Units 7 & 8 Community Service Centre, Market Street, Maud.

Alternatively call 01771 619191 or via email at susannef@dialabus.org,uk.