It surprises me how many people don’t know about Leominster Shopmobility.

We are a registered charity, and we loan out mobility aids. We get no public money, and struggle along on donations. The shop is open 10am to 1pm, manned entirely by volunteers. Now, lovely and efficient as they are, not one of them is under 70, and the oldest is about to be 91! So this is also a plea for volunteers.

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We are based in Central Car Park, near the library in Leominster, and we are open every morning. We have in stock scooters, walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, toilet supports, shower stools, chair risers and many more mobility aids. We also sell books, jigsaws, walking sticks, ferrules and Radar keys, and spare donated equipment.

We are the only service like this for miles around – customers come from as far as Hereford, Ludlow and Tenbury and villages in between.

Money is a constant struggle – Leominster Council usually give us £1000 a year, but it costs about £30,000 to keep everything going. We would be so grateful if we could be considered as a fundraiser’s charity of the year. I hope this explains who we are.

Gill Dayson

Manager, Leominster Shopmobility