The support service is appealing for volunteers at its new store.
The National Council for the Blind of Ireland are opening a new charity shop in the midlands.
The support service is appealing for volunteers at their new store in Portarlington, which is opening its doors today.
The public are being invited to visit the shop and test their 'pre-loved' clothing and accessories.
The chairty is also reminding people that donations are welcome when the store opens.
Local service user Marian Murray said at the opening:
“I’m delighted that the team at Portarlingon invited me along to open up the new NCBI shop here. It’s brilliant to be able to visit this shop to pick up something from their huge pre-loved selection. The support I’ve had from NCBI since I’ve been involved with them has been brilliant, so it would be great if everyone in Portarlington and beyond could support this brilliant organisation.”
Craig Holman, Area Manager for NCBI Portarlington, added:
“It’s amazing to bring an NCBI store to the lovely people of Portarlington who have already welcomed us with open arms. It’s even better that we can provide the ability for locals to bag a bargain just in time for Christmas! The goal of our stores is to contribute to the many services and supports NCBI offers to people who are blind or vision impaired across Ireland which is why having Marian with us is all the more apt!"