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National Council for the Blind has a new home in Ennis

THE National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) charity shop has found a new home in Ennis, where a stronger emphasis on sustainability is clearly visible.
The NCBI has relocated its shop to Quay House, Wood Quay and opened its new doors last week. Beverley Scallan, Head of Retail, said, “Opening this shop is a fantastic step forward for NCBI. We have transformed what has become the norm for NCBI stores throughout the country, and with this new look, I hope the NCBI store will become a cornerstone of the community as it has in so many other locations across the country. All aspects of the shop fit-out are made from reusable and recyclable raw materials. In addition, the shop will sell quality preloved clothing, accessories, and hidden gems. So, by supporting our shops, customers not only generate funds for our services but also support our drive for more sustainable fashion and furniture. We urge shoppers to pop in and see what is on offer and feel free to donate any clothes or unwanted gifts. All donations are gratefully received.”
NCBI have said the organisation is delighted its 130 shops have been doing so well since reopening following the easing of Covid19 restrictions in May. This would not have been possible without the incredible dedication of the shop volunteers. NCBI’s chain of shops play a vital and integral part in the charity’s overall fundraising efforts, allowing the national sight loss agency to provide vital life-changing services to the over 54,000 people who are blind or vision impaired, many of whom live in Clare. If you are interested in volunteering at NCBI Ennis, please contact Pauleen at pauleen.byrne@ncbi.ie or call on 087 7083871.

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