Charity stores threading on a budget

first_imgUnstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter NewsCommunityCharity stores threading on a budgetBy Cian Reinhardt – August 29, 2017 1570 Linda Hayes, Manager NCBI Limerick Store and Paul Saunders wearing his casual outfit chosen by the NCBI Staff.Linda Hayes, Manager NCBI Limerick charity store and Paul Saunders wearing his casual outfit chosen by the NCBI Staff.THE DILEMMA of what to wear to the tenth wedding of the year or trying to make a splash for a job interview needn’t be a bank-breaker, charity bosses say.“Whether people are looking for an outfit on a night out, a wedding or a job interview. I would say you don’t have to look past charity shops,” said Linda Hayes, National Council for the Blind of Ireland Store Manager, Williams Street.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The outfits we get in are fabulous, you have everything even the big name brands if you’re lucky. If you take the time to browse and have a good root around you can find anything in a second-hand shop,” she added.As a demonstration, Linda Hayes dressed Limerick Post journalist, Paul Saunders in an outfit that would suit for a wedding, and another casual outfit for an evening socialising.“The things that are donated – admittedly they are worn – but a lot of the clothes are high-quality items and will last you a long time,” added Linda.Nora O’Dwyer, regular customer, Kay Ryan, NCBI, Paul Saunders, Limerick Post, Frances Connery and Linda Hayes, NCBI.The NCBI Store Manager explained many charities are partially funded by the government, but like the NCBI can have a deficit to make up, as is the case for the NCBI with almost €3 million needed to keep their operations fully-funded.The “wedding outfit”, made up of a suit jacket, waistcoat, shirt, tie, pants and shoes came in a just €29. Paul’s casual outfit was a pair of chinos, a Farah shirt and a pair of shoes for the steal price of €17.Read similar stories in the Limerick Post Community section. Facebook TAGScharityclothesCommunityfashionNCBIshop Print WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleLimerick’s Steve Spade set to amaze Picnic audienceNext articleGarda appeal for help in finding missing person Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Advertisement Heartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdown Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Email Limerick webinar on Slow Fashion & Capsule Wardrobe last_img

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