Wine-tasting event in Harborough raises enough money to buy a special wheelchair

A wine merchant in Market Harborough has raised £444 to help a local charity buy a special wheelchair.

Thursday, 28th November 2019, 9:30 am
Updated Thursday, 28th November 2019, 9:30 am
Support...Duncan Murray and Megan Murray of Duncan Murray Wines raised 444 from their Winter Wine Tasting event and presented it to Amanda Ball scheme coordinator at Shopmobility to purchase a self propelled wheelchair with leg risers.
PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Support...Duncan Murray and Megan Murray of Duncan Murray Wines raised 444 from their Winter Wine Tasting event and presented it to Amanda Ball scheme coordinator at Shopmobility to purchase a self propelled wheelchair with leg risers. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Duncan Murray Wines raked in the cash at their winter wine-tasting event to boost Shopmobility Market Harborough.

The money will help provide a self-propelled wheelchair with leg risers for the organisation.

Amanda Ball, scheme co-ordinator for Shopmobility, said: “We feel greatly honoured Duncan and his team have chosen to support our charity.

Support...Duncan Murray and Megan Murray of Duncan Murray Wines raised 444 from their Winter Wine Tasting event and presented it to Amanda Ball scheme coordinator at Shopmobility to purchase a self propelled wheelchair with leg risers. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

“We have had to turn people away wanting a wheelchair with leg risers as the one we have was already out on hire - something we don't like doing.”

Based at Roman Way Community Centre, she added: “We are passionate about enabling the people of Harborough to remain mobile.

“And with the purchase of this wheelchair we will be able to help more people.

“Getting out and about is so important for people's mental health.

“We would like to thank everyone involved for their generosity.

“It means a lot to know the wider community recognise and value the Shopmobility's role enabling people to remain independent.

“As a self-funding charity we are constantly looking for new income streams. “Shopmobility is part of Harborough Lotto and we were delighted when one of our supporters won £2,000 earlier this year.”

Duncan Murray, of Duncan Murray Wines, said: “We know how hard Amanda and the team at Shopmobility Market Harborough work to help people with mobility difficulties access Harborough’s facilities.

“The raffle has become a feature of our tasting and each year we get brilliant bottle-shaped prizes from our suppliers and fantastic support from our tasting guests.”

If you would like to donate items to boost Shopmobility then contact them at Roman Way Day Centre on 0116 305 2343.