Active Impact, the social enterprise that runs the Mobiloo, has just been shortlisted for the National Diversity Awards 2015. Winners will be announced on Saturday 19th September at a high profile dinner and awards evening at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. Active Impact is shortlisted for the full range of its work, including not just the Mobiloo but its innovative Of Course We Can programme of fun and challenging activity events for disabled and non-disabled young people together. For more details see www.activeimpact.org.uk
Gail Rodway at The Barnwood Trust is keen to receive applications for funding from hirers seeking to subsidise the cost of booking the Mobiloo in Gloucestershire.
We are really grateful for this potential support, which will greatly help in our determination to make the Mobiloo affordable for local families and not for profit organisations working with disabled people.
Just give us a call and we can help you make the link to the Trust.
We are shortly doing a major circulation of information about the availability of the Mobiloo, so look out for that! But even before that goes out we are getting enquiries from all over the county and beyond. In December the Mobiloo went to the National Star College Christmas Ball and to a family hosting an elderly relative over Christmas itself.
Here are some of the places it’s already headed for in 2015:
· Active Impact’s Big Gathering on 28th February
· The Big Health Check Open Day at the Wall’s Club in Gloucester on 13th May
· The Kidz in the South Exhibition in Reading on 4th June
· Carers Gloucestershire’s Walk a Mile event in Cheltenham on 7th June
· Festival of Inclusive Cycling and Athletics in Gloucester on 22nd August
There are lots of discussions going on with other potential hirers and we are getting interest from across the UK. So don’t delay – talk to us today! Mostly the Mobiloo will be staying more local to Gloucestershire but it’s always worth talking to us about possible bookings further afield – or even if you fancy a Mobiloo of your own one day!
If you are thinking of booking the Mobiloo and wanted to find out a bit more first, then you can watch our fantastic new film to give you a guided tour and more information about what it offers.
Toys R Us stores across the country are opening early on Sunday 30th November, so families with disabled children can do their Christmas shopping in relative peace! Lights will be dimmed and tannoy announcements quietened, with two hours to browse without the usual crowds in the shops. You can gather your purchases at your own pace between 9.00 and 11.00am and then pay for them at the official 11.00am opening time. At the Peel Centre Toys R Us store in Gloucester we’ll also have the Mobiloo parked outside so that families have the toilet facilities they need – and so that everyone can see at first hand what great facilities the Mobiloo offers.
The Mobiloo is one of four projects in the Stroud district chosen for funding by the Lloyds Community Fund. There is a public vote to determine whether we end up with £500 or as much as £3000. So please vote for us – go on, do it now before you forget! Voting closes on 10th October.
You are allowed to vote once by text, once online, and once by twitter, so do please triple your vote if you can!
Here’s how you can vote:
- Text ‘VOTE TMY’ to 61119 (standard rates)
- Tweet #COMMFUND TMY
- Online at https://lly-cf.co.uk/TMY– Lloyds will then send you an email where you have to confirm your vote.
Well, it’s here in Gloucestershire at last, and we’re really pleased to have started taking the Mobiloo out to various events around the county.
‘It’s a Godsend’ and ‘Bloody marvellous’ are two of the first responses from disabled people seeing it at first hand.
The Mobiloo has been to Paws in the Park in Cheltenham; the Allsorts Family Fun Day in Stroud, and Tetbury Car Show. This Sunday it’ll be at Speech House near Coleford for the Food Festival between 10am and 4pm. Do get along and use it or see it if you can!
We are testing things out at these current events, trying to make sure we have got everything sorted before beginning formal hires. Shortly we will be finalising booking procedures and hire charges, ready for an official launch in November. Meanwhile do get in touch with Jane on 01453 298337 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to know more.
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