Drogheda Charity Shop Opening

Drogheda Charity Shop Opening

Monday, 28 April 2014

Mayor of Drogheda, Cllr. Richie Culhane Shows Support for Local Charity


The Mayor of Drogheda, Cllr. Richie Culhane was joined by members, staff, volunteers and local supporters as he officially opened a new Charity Shop for the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA). The IWA Charity Shop aims to raise essential funds which will be invested into the range of services the Association provides to people with disabilities and other mobility impairments living in Drogheda and the surrounding areas.

Along with members of the community, local businesses and organisations Cllr. Culhane showed his support for the Irish Wheelchair Association as they opened the doors to the new charity shop which is located on 90 West Street. The Association is currently requesting donations of used adults and children’s clothing, furniture, books and bric-a-brac. The IWA Charity Shop is run by a team of local volunteers who play a vital role in the success of the shop and the delivery of local services.

Speaking about the opening of the shop, Mildred Carroll, IWA Area Manger commented:

IWA operates a range of vital services from the Resource and Outreach Centre located on Mayorality Street, Drogheda. The IWA Charity Shop will provide essential financial support to the IWA Resource and Outreach Centre which offers a range of programmes and activities to people with disabilities on a weekly basis. The Resource and Outreach Centre, supports individuals in their day-to-day lives by providing locally-based recreational and educational programmes.

She continued:

We hope that people from Drogheda will support a local charity by visiting the shop, dropping off unwanted goods and items or making a direct donation. Irish Wheelchair Association is a registered charity, which is committed to improving the lives of people with physical disabilities in Ireland. Every euro raised in the Drogheda Charity Shop is invested immediately into local services. Whether you are a bargain hunter or planning to de-clutter your wardrobe please consider visiting the IWA Charity Shop.

The IWA Charity Shop is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. For further information about collections and donations please contact 041 984 6614 or email: drogheda@iwa.ie.

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