Key team members from St Vincent de Paul’s retail division recently visited the charity’s Enniskillen branch of Vincent’s, to meet the dedicated team of volunteers running the shops in both Enniskillen and Lisnaskea and to unveil the organisation’s new retail strategy for its retail arm.
Anne Crossan, regional services manager for Vincent’s stores across Northern Ireland, explains: “We wanted to personally meet, greet and thank all of our wonderful volunteers who run our Vincent’s shops locally. They are the lifeblood of our shops and we appreciate all of the time that they donate to making Vincent’s in both Lisnaskea and Enniskillen such a great success.
“The shops are very popular and we are also very grateful to and appreciative of all of our customers who donate and purchase items from Vincent’s. All of the money that we raise in the shops goes back into helping people in the local areas through our extensive St Vincent de Paul services.
“I am delighted to have joined the Vincent’s team recently and we have refocused our retail strategy for all of our shops in Northern Ireland in order to deliver even better service to customers, which in turn will benefit the organisation. Our key priorities for the forthcoming months include training, branding, recycling and stock rotation and we will be rolling out these plans across each of our 32 Vincent’s shops across Northern Ireland.
“We think that this is a really exciting time for retail in Enniskillen and Lisnaskea and hope that our customers enjoy the positive changes we are making.”
SVP is fully funded by donations and work is carried out 365 days a year across Northern Ireland by more than 1800 active volunteers. Through Conferences (groups), the Society provides assistance to all sections of the community and offers practical, material and moral support as well as friendship to families and individuals in need.
For further information on SVP and its work in Northern Ireland, please call 028 9035 1561.