Charity appeals for stock for Christmas

Charity appeals for stock for Christmas



The Enable Ireland charity shop on High Street in Ennis is appealing for donations of good quality women’s and men’s clothes, accessories and homewares in the run up to the busy Christmas shopping season.

Enable Ireland’s 21 charity shops nationwide generate funds to support services for over 5,500 children and adults with disabilities in Ireland and rely on public and corporate donations for stock.

Enable Ireland’s Commercial Manager Oonagh O’Connor said: “At this time of year, we have customers in abundance. The challenge for us is keeping our shops stocked with the kinds of things they love to buy – good quality women’s and men’s clothes, accessories and homewares.

We know people are busy getting ready for Christmas but we’re asking people to spend just a little time putting together a bag of previously loved items for us.”

The charity can take donations in multiple ways – through their nationwide chain of textile banks, in any TK Maxx shop nationwide, directly into any Enable Ireland shop, through corporate and community Bring Back Days and house collections. You can also call the charity on 1850 204 304 to organise a collection.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.