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Watford's ShopMobility scheme for disabled people celebrates 20th anniversary
A volunteer-run organisation which helps disabled people in Watford celebrated its 20th birthday at the weekend.
ShopMobility held a party on Sunday to celebrate two decades of the scheme, which was first started in the Palace Car Park in Watford’s intu shopping centre.
Marilyn Carvell, assistant manager for ShopMobility, said: "The intu Watford centre supports us and pays our bills, which is amazing. We started with two volunteers and opened only two days a week. Now we have 45 volunteers and we are open seven days a week."
ShopMobility is a national scheme which loans manual and battery powered wheelchairs and scooters to anyone with a mobility problem.
Watford’s elected mayor, Dorothy Thornhill, was in attendance at the celebrations on Sunday, which was held at their base in Church Car Park.
Ms Carvell added: "It went brilliantly on Sunday. Dorothy Thornhill was there and she has always supported us. We had a cake donated by Sam Pilling from Bite Me Bakery, who is the daughter of two of our volunteers. We’d also like to say thank you to Leah Hammond-Clay who is the granddaughter of one of our volunteers and took photos for us on the day."
Ms Carvell also thanked Glenda Seal, who donated her time as head of catering.
During the event, Dorothy Thornhill presented Caroline Bagley, who has been manager of the organisation since it began, with flowers and a framed certificate.
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