Volunteer Friendly Award 2018

Just a wee post to inform you that we have been awarded
Volunteer Friendly Award – Shopmobility Paisley & District
The award will be presented to us on 08.06.18 at the Lagoon
May we remind you all that if you have a few hours to spare please contact us to Volunteer, your help will be appreciated !

This is the Letter we got from Engage to inform us that we had got the award

ENGAGE
RENFREWSHIRE

6 April 2018

Margaret Dymond
Chair, Shopmobility Paisley & District
The Paisley Centre Multistorey Car Park
Storie Street Paisley PA12AP

Dear Margaret

Volunteer Friendly Award – Shopmobility Paisley & District

As you are aware your Administrator submitted Shopmobility Paisley & District’s Volunteer
Friendly assessment file to Engage Renfrewshire in March 2018.

Following thorough assessment by, Volunteer Development Officer, Engage Renfrewshire, I am delighted to advise you that you have been successful in achieving the Volunteer Friendly Award in March 2018. Congratulations on your achievement.

“‘, Please note:

• the award is valid for 3 years, after which you will need to submit another folder of evidence in order to remain “Volunteer Friendly”
• you are entitled to use the Volunteer Friendly logo on your paperwork and website.
The logo will be emailed to you together with information about the use of the logo

Engage Renfrewshire has already linked with administrator directly to return your portfolio of evidence, provide feedback and discuss how you wish to celebrate this success. I am delighted that your award will be presented to you at the National Celebration of Volunteer Event on 8 June 2018 and look forward to seeing you then.

Yours sincerely
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Alan McNiven
Chief Executive


Testimonial

Testimonial
The following is an extract from a written Testimonial by one of our Users this is posted

with his permission.

“Without this service my quality of life is limited to the boundaries of my home, with Shopmobility I have the opportunity to be a part of society in person rather than a

spectator from a window.

My life has been transformed by the kindness and sincerity of this service and a pleasure

to talk or have a coffee while waiting for a taxi after a well spent few hours enjoying

shopping as well as this beautiful town.

Thank you for that opportunity to live life again with freshness. Believe.”

Yours faithfully

Kevin 2018

Kevin’s partner Gillian also wanted me to add that accessing our service has led to a vast improvement in Kevin’s mood over the past months.

It’s nice to be appreciated!!!


Latest News

We have now completed the refurbishment of the Office and the office is looking great, next stage is to update the Office PC this should be done within the next couple of weeks.

As always thanks to the dedicated Volunteer’s, Director’s for all the hard work to keep Shopmobility running


ShopMobility AGM

Thanks to all who attended Paisley Shopmobility AGM yesterday special thanks to Les Fernie for the interesting talk he gave on how he came to be a member of Shopmobility.
Thanks to Karen Miller of Engage for being the Guest Chair.
As always a special thank you to Scott, Jim, Lyndsey, and David our Volunteers for the sterling work they do to keep us going.
And lastly thanks to Ronin of the Mary Russell school who is doing work experience with us for his talk.