Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council Alderman Glenn Barr visited their local Vincent’s at Tullygally in celebration of Second Hand September and they were invited to choose an outfit to wear at an upcoming civic event.
Vincent’s Tullygally is one of 33 St Vincent de Paul shops across the country which provides new and lightly worn clothing at affordable prices, as well as providing an income for the Society which is used to support those in need in the local community.
Lord Mayor, Alderman Glenn Barr, said: “I was delighted to call with the staff of Vincent’s Tullygally. This shop along with others for the St Vincent de Paul Charity throughout the Borough provide a vital resources, not just practical with clothes and accessories, but money raised helps those in need. I wish them well during their Second Hand September event and enjoyed having a look at clothes available!”
Speaking about the visit by Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council, Brendan McKernan, Chair of SVP Retail Committee, said: “We were delighted to welcome the Lord Mayor to Vincent’s Tullygally to see firsthand the valuable work of our shop in serving the local community.
“We were grateful that Alderman Barr took time from their busy schedule to meet with our shop staff and volunteers who worked tirelessly to bring Vincent’s back to life safely after lockdown.
“During Second Hand September we are urging people to dig deep into their wardrobes and donate their unwanted clothing, as well as visiting their local Vincent’s to browse the treasures we have in store. And we look forward to seeing what Alderman Barr chose during their visit to wear at an upcoming event.”
There are 33 Vincent’s shops in Northern Ireland and a total of 227 in Republic of Ireland, making it the largest charity retailer on the island. The profits generated from the charity shops are recycled into local Conferences to support those in need.
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