Tesco join pilot scheme to distribute wheelchairs - The Evesham Observer

Tesco join pilot scheme to distribute wheelchairs

Evesham Editorial 29th Sep, 2021   0

CHARITY chiefs at the British Red Cross have teamed up with Tesco in Evesham to provide a convenient and Covid-safe way to get a wheelchair.

Staff will be on hand once a week in the Worcester Road car park to distribute wheelchairs on a socially distanced, click and collect basis.

This vital project will help vulnerable people regain their independence by improving their mobility, as well as easing the pressure on NHS services by freeing up beds and enabling patients to return home sooner.

It is hoped such convenient access to wheelchairs at Tesco sites will play a big part in helping people get back to life as normal and ensure no one is left behind because of mobility challenges.

The pop-up service is part of a pilot scheme, run in association with Tesco, who are welcoming the wheelchair service to 11 stores in Wales and England for six months.

Sarah Briggs, store manager at Evesham Tesco, said: “The Evesham store is so proud to be supporting the local community in Evesham by helping to provide easy access to mobility aids through this new initiative with the British Red Cross.

“This is just another small way we are helping our customers when they need us most, and we’re so proud to be building on our incredible partnership with the charity.”

Call 0300 456 1914 for more information.

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