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Market Harborough Shopmobility receives boost towards running costs

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A Shopmobility service in Market Harborough, which hires out mobility equipment such as scooters and wheelchairs, has received a £2,000 cash injection to help it to continue to operate.

The funding comes from a revived local charity called The Howard Watson Symington Menorial Charity, which has just begun offering out grants again.

The Shopmobility service is the first group to have received a grant from the charity since it started back up again and it will put the money towards its £26,000 running costs.

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According to a local newspaper, the Shopmobility is calling for donations of used mobility equipment, including mobility scooters and wheelchairs that are no longer required, to add to the fleet, or to sell to help with ongoing fundraising.

The money will be welcomed by the mobility group, which is one of many in the UK under pressure from funding cuts.

In recent months, a large number of Shopmobility services across the country have been forced to close.

Last month Wigan Council  said it is working with mobility businesses in the area to provide a service for local people after a local Shopmobility service, which had been running for 32 years, closed recently.

The Shopmobility, which loaned mobility scooters and wheelchairs to people on a short-term basis, had been run by the council until seven years ago after which it cut £100,000 of funding for the service.

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