New wheels are more than welcome at Moray mobility group

Shopmobility - funding boost
Shopmobility – funding boost

A MORAY CHARITY that provides electric and manual wheelchairs or scooters to people with have limited mobility has been boosted by a donation of £2500 from the Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation.

Shopmobility Moray, who are based on Elgin High Street, will use the cash to purchase two new scooters – and it is not the first time the foundation have come to their aid.

Formed in 1995, Shopmobility Moray operated from a portable building at the St Giles Centre car park with just the one electric scooter which they loaned to people with disabilities.

Then in 2001 they relocated to their current location – and the charity has grown since with help from the foundation which also provided them with a grant in 2005.

Speaking on behalf of the Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation, Kay Jackson said: “Mr Baxter was committed to helping those less able, young and old, and he was pleased to support the dedicated team of volunteers in Elgin a few years ago.

“We are delighted that this service is continuing to make a difference to so many people in the community.”

A spokesman for Shopmobility Moray said: “Funding is always required to keep equipment up to date and fully maintained for our members to use, and so groups such as the Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation really do provide a lifeline to charities such as ours.”

The charity is always on the lookout for volunteers willing to offer assistance – they can be contacted on 01343 552528.