A DISABILITY group facing closure has put together a last-minute survival package.
Ellesmere Port's Shopmobility service, which loans out scooters and wheelchairs to disabled people, feared it would have to close last Friday.
It was set to shut as the result of a financial crisis, with organisers needing to find at least £6,000 just to pay essential bills.
The service, which has 329 registered users, had to find £3,038 for rent, around £1,500 for insurance and £450 for the phone bill by the end of March.
But at almost the eleventh hour financial arrangements have were put in place enabling Shopmobility to stay open.
The service's mobility co-ordinator Danny Cameron, son of general manager Linda Cameron, admitted they were now living day to day.
He said: 'We're still in our office in the Port Arcades and are still open for business.
'Because of a deal we've done with our insurers we have the minimum cover for both Shopmobility and our staff.
'We are now waiting to hear from our landlords about the rent.'
Mr Cameron said an emergency raffle held in the Port Arcades last month raised £548, which covered the phone bill.
He added: 'We've also had people coming in giving us cash and putting it in the charity box.
'Our bank has agreed to open an account for donations from the public. People can see me for details.
'We are also telling people to inundate the Pioneer and local MP Andrew Miller with letters of support.'
The Disabled Information & Welfare Rights Centre (DICE), which shares the Shopmobility office, is also still open for business.