Worthing Shopmobility is under threat of closure due to a lack of volunteers and trustees being available to help with its work.
According to the Worthing Herald, the charity, based in Liverpool Gardens, is looking for more people to join the team.
Operated by Bognor Shopmobility, it has made the bid in order to continue the affordable hire of mobility equipment for residents of Worthing and the surrounding area, as well as visitors to the town.
Trustee Marine Walters, told the local news source: “Worthing Shopmobility relies on volunteers to maintain its fleet of mobility scooters and people to work in reception to welcome customers, answer the phone and complete relevant paperwork. It is a very interesting volunteering role and customers are always complimentary about the service that they receive.”
Adding: “Many of their customers have been using the scheme for a number of years and it acts as a lifeline for people who would otherwise be unable to visit the town centre or access the seafront. Worthing Shopmobility welcomes new customers, so please do not hesitate to visit the friendly team to find out more.”
If you are interested in helping with the offering of this vital service, potential volunteers are encouraged to call 01243 830077.