Local sportsman Cathal Barrett has officially opened a brand new charity shop located on Main Street, Tipperary town, on behalf of the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA).
The senior county hurler was joined by IWA members, staff, volunteers and other community organisations as they celebrated the opening of the Association’s newest charity shop.
All proceeds from the new charity shop will be immediately invested into the range of essential services and support programmes provided by IWA to people with physical disabilities and others with mobility impairments living in Tipperary Town and the surrounding areas.
The new IWA Charity Shop is currently accepting donations from the general public and local businesses who wish to donate, pre-loved items of clothes, furniture, books or bric-a-brac.
Speaking about the opening of the new IWA Charity Shop in Tipperary Town, IWA Retail Development Co-ordinator Tomás McCluskey said: “IWA are delighted to officially open our new charity shop in Tipperary Town.
The Association now has 13 Charity Shops in locations nationwide. We look forward to establishing ourselves among other local businesses on Main Street and look forward to meeting future customers also.
The staff, volunteers and members of the Association are very pleased with the new shop and we hope the shop will be used as a community hub where people can shop, chat, and learn more about the work and services IWA provides to individuals in their own homes and communities’.
Tomás also explained: “All of our shops have a high turnover of goods, with displays constantly changing in response to shopping trends. They are an excellent place to source high-quality designer and vintage wear, at an extremely reasonable price. But we don’t limit ourselves to fashion; we also sell books, toys, furniture, and assorted bric-a-brac. IWA also provides a collection service for larger products.”
The new Tipperary Town Charity Shop will open from 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday. For more info on the Charity Shop or the IWA's range of services please visit www.iwa.ie or email firstname.lastname@example.org.