Shopmobility retail unit opens in Chester

Image: DIAL West Cheshire

A Chester charity has opened a new Shopmobility retail unit in the city centre which will offer mobility equipment to people in the local area.

The charity, DIAL West Cheshire, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, welcomed Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Razia Daniels at the official opening of the store.

In addition to hiring out mobility equipment, DWC hopes to raise funds from the sale of equipment and other daily living aids and push the proceeds back into running the charity.

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Open seven days a week, the Shopmobility site will offer the longer term loan of wheelchairs at weekly rates. Mobility aids and disability equipment are also available for sale as are servicing and repairs to equipment.

CEO at DWC Keith Roper said: “We would like to express our thanks to Bill Duckworth and his team from Tata Steel, Shotton, who decorated the interior of the centre and provided a generous donation to help stock the new shop. In addition, we would like to extend our thanks to Cheshire West and Chester Council who recently decorated and repaired the exterior of the building in time for this opening.”

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