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Shopmobility Aberdeen is a busy charity that aims to empower, liberate and promote social inclusion for thousands of people with mobility problems. Support our work by donating to us and helping to achieve our goals.Click To Donate
We will be open on Sunday 15th and Sunday 22nd December from 10am until 4pm
We will be closed
Dec 25th and 26th
Jan 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Normal opening resumes Tuesday 6th January.
Shopmobility Aberdeen has been fortunate enough to receive the services of Andrew Bisset (Andy) as our Writer in Residence. Schools and comunity groups are being invited to participate in our Community Poem project. The theme for international poetry day this year was Water and we have asked participating groups to write words and phrases that spring to their minds when they think about water on to large pieces of paper which we then collect and Andy then orders these words and phrases into a poem. If you are part of a community who would be interested in participating please contact Andy by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on (01224) 254338.
We live by the sea
Our beautiful beach
With gigantic sand dunes
And sparkling waves
Beneath a sizzling sun
The salty sea, as blue as the sky,
Bathes shoals of fish
As waters grab hold of the sands
Sea, as clear as glass,
Helps seaweed swim around rocks,
And glitters in the sunshine
Crashing on warming shores
Dark, greying skies pour torrential rain
As we shout and sing into the wind
While wandering waves lap
At tired feet.
Tides ebb and flow, peacefully
As seals pop heads above water
To bid us good night.
Imagine your bath was different
It's full of tadpoles and frogs
And the gurgling, swirling water stream
Is being lapped at by thirsty dogs
The Amazon Basin is your front room
You have Rainforest on the stair
And you use the foamy whirlpool
To wash your dirty hair.
The washing machine is a waterfall
The dishwasher, a Tsunami
And each time she opens up the door
Water swooshes over Mammy
But water keeps us healthy
Showers keep us clean and cool
We put it in our fish tanks
Or in our swimming pool
Just remember when you're thirsty
Those who walk for miles each day
To reach their local water well
To try and drink fresh water each day
Join us in our virtual journey from Aberdeen Harbour UK to Aberdeen Harbour Hong Kong, China. We are looking for people to walk, jog, run, cycle, wheel, swim and row us to our destination, the beauty of it is you don't have to make any special effort. Simply By going about your daily routine you can be chalking up miles for this event.
Use the motivation of the Hong Kong Hike to be more active, get fit, lose weight or just be part of something unique.
To sign up please send an e-mail letting us know that you are willing to take part.
All we ask is that you e-mail your weekly distance, every Tuesday, to us on email@example.com. We are measuring the distance in miles, however we are happy to convert from kilometers or steps depending on how your pedometer or smart phone app works.
Keep an eye on our Twitter feed and on our Facebook page each Wednesday for the weekly shout out to those participating and for a running total of the distance covered so far, there will also be a monthly e-mail sent to all participants to keep you up to date on progress.
We will be delighted to have you on board.
Hope to see you in Hong Kong,
Throughout this momentous year we will celebrate the tens of thousands who have benefited from our services and the hundreds of volunteers who have given their time and effort willingly. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers and volunteers, past and present for their continued support over the previous two decades.
Shopmobility Aberdeen is a charity whose aim is to increase independence, freedom, self esteem and choice for people with disabilities.
We are a service dedicated to helping anyone with a mobility difficulty, be it temporary or permanent, who wishes to visit Aberdeen city centre to conduct business, enjoy our many visitor and cultural attractions or to visit the city’s wide variety of shops, leisure and business services.
We offer assistance to anyone experiencing a mobility or sensory impairment.
By providing the loan of a battery powered scooter, a battery powered wheelchair or a manual wheelchair to help ease your walking difficulty, and the assistance of a volunteer escort if required. Shopmobility Aberdeen is about freedom to get about the city centre.
You do not have to be registered disabled to use the scheme. It is available to those with sport or road accident injuries as well as those with long term disabilities.
The service is open to anyone living in or visiting Aberdeen.
Shopmobility Aberdeen is now accepting applications from energetic motivated individuals who can work as part of a team to raise funds on our behalf.
There are numerous ways you can help: street collections; stalls and games at galas etc; assisting with the preparation of funding bids; helping to promote the work of Shopmobility among the business community etc. Wherever your skills lie, there is a fundraising volunteering opportunity for you.
This is your chance to provide practical help to people with limited mobility.Contact Us For More Info
Aberdeen City Council
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Hammerson (Union Square)
Skipton Building Society
Aberdeen College - The Charity Box
Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations
Bon Accord Accountancy
FOCUS Craft Group
"Our services are not just for shopping. This intrepid bunch are off for a night on the tiles to celebrate an 85th birthday using two wheelchairs borrowed from us."
A huge thank you to the students at Aberdeen College for their generous donation of £1,165.89. We are delighted that this group of young people chose to support Shopmobility Aberdeen. Their donation will be used to purchase new light weight manual wheelchairs which will enable us to serve more people experiencing mobility problems and extend our longer loan service.