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The Wonder Of The Wave



Date: 9 July 2018

Subject: The Wonder Of The Wave

Community First’s ShopMobility service in Fareham provides mobility scooters and wheelchairs to people with limited mobility, enabling them to access Fareham town centre and shop independently.  Regular trips are also proving very popular, taking those who use the service to visit local landmarks and places of interest.

Jessica Wooldridge, ShopMobility Manager, said, “As part of Fareham ShopMobility’s summer trips, we were delighted to be able to visit the iconic Poppies Wave where Fort Nelson provides a striking backdrop to the sculpture. The Wave is a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks. The installation represents ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ with poppies and is an original concept by artist Paul Cummins and installation designed by Tom Piper. It was truly wonderful.”  Beverley who came along on the trip said “I really enjoyed my day out and loved seeing the poppies. Thanks to ShopMobility as I couldn’t have gone without them”

Other trips planned are to a local Garden Centre, ‘From the Harp’ musical event and an Afternoon Tea Dance.  The team will also be hosting the SUPA (scooter user proficiency award) roadshow and community event planned for 17th September within Fareham Shopping Centre, where visitors will be able to show their skills on a specially designed scooter circuit, and be awarded with a sticker and certificate of safe driving.

You can find more information on the service at, call 01329 28 29 29, or email  The team are located at Ground Level, Osborn Road Multi-Storey Car Park, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 7DW (close to Fareham Library).

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Download this Press Release with Notes for Editors here


Mr & Mrs Whittingham ‘floating’ underneath the wave

Francis Farminer enjoying the view

There was lots more for Beverley Arthur to see too




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