Campaign aims to help Luton Shopmobility

Shopmobilitys Jayn Harris, Manager, Pam Kilic, Assistant and Sue Bolton Committee Secretary and Volunteer.

Shopmobilitys Jayn Harris, Manager, Pam Kilic, Assistant and Sue Bolton Committee Secretary and Volunteer.

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Luton Shopmobility is participating in Localgiving’s Grow Your Tenner campaign to raise funds to ensure the service continues at The Mall.

The charity, which has been providing a service for people in Luton with walking difficulties for 25 years, is calling on the community to help it gain extra funding through the campaign.

People can make a donation to the campaign, which will end on Thursday, November 17, or when all the funds have run out. One-time donations will be matched pound-for-pound up to £10.

Jayn Harris, manager at Luton Shopmobility, said: “2016 has been a challenging year for us so far following the loss of a major funding stream.

“As a consequence, we have had to implement changes which resulted in some redundancies following the closure of our Charity Shop in The Mall.

“In addition, we have introduced a charging policy and a fee for annual membership to generate regular income and contribute to long term sustainment.

“Grow Your Tenner is an exciting campaign and a fantastic opportunity for us to finish the year on a high. All donations make a huge difference to us and with the added bonus of doubled donations we hope local people will join in.

“Moving forward we will continue with our prime objective to help restore self-confidence, combat loneliness and social exclusion, give freedom and independence to the lives of less able people.”

Localgiving’s mission is to strengthen communities across the country by safeguarding the sustainability of the local voluntary sector.

To help Luton Shopmobility benefit from the campaign, visit: www.localgiving.org/donation/lutonshopmobility.