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Mell Square owners donate funds for Solihull Shopmobility

Solihull Editorial 5th Mar, 2017   0

MELL Square owners IM Properties have donated £5,000 to help fund Solihull Shopmobility for 12 months.

Solihull Shopmobility is a charity and relies on donations to help with the maintenance, operation and renewal of its fleet of electric scooters and wheelchairs, which give those in need access the goods and services available in Solihull Town Centre.

Cathy Stoll, chair of the charity, said: “We are very pleased and grateful to IM Properties for its very generous donation of £5,000 and recognising the value of the service that the charity offers.

“Mell Square Shopping Centre was instrumental, together with Solihull Council and the charity in setting up the service originally in the 1980s.

“After the withdrawal of funding we have been dependent on our partnership with Touchwood and other key stakeholders in Solihull such as Mell Square to maintain this important community service.

“Thankfully now we can continue the service throughout 2017 and beyond.”

IM Properties has been investing significantly in Mell Square, since it took over ownership in 2013, funding many of the community initiatives and events seen in the square, which in 2017 will include an online wedding fayre, summer events and celebration of the shopping centre’s 50th birthday.

Rob Hemus from IM Properties said: “We continue to work hard with Solihull BID and the management team at Mell Square to support the tenants and develop a sense of community, with many events staged in the town centre during key periods.

“Shopmobility is an integral service for the community which we are delighted to support to ensure complete enjoyment of the wide offering in the town centre.”

For more information or to become a member of the Solihull Shopmobility service, visit the desk in the Welcome Hall of the orange sector of the Touchwood car park.

The free Shopmobility service is open daily from 9:30am to 7pm Monday to Saturday and 10:30am to 4pm on Sundays.

Equipment can be booked in advance by calling 0121 709 6980.


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