The president of St Vincent de Paul Cookstown has said he was ‘absolutely delighted’ with the turnout for the grand opening of their transformed charity shop on Sunday.
Denis Loughrey said the event “surpassed all of his expectations”, and as well as giving the entire community a chance learn about what services SVP provides, he said the shop did very well on the day.
“It was like the January sales,” he told the Mail, “we had a big job restocking after they left.”
Representatives from Mid Ulster council, churches, schools and also MLAs came along to see Cookstown’s Father Tramere bless the newly refurbished building, before Mr Loughry explained what St Vincent de Paul does within the local community.
Since last summer, the society’s premises at Loy Street has undergone extensive renovation to convert the old building into a trendy, modern and bright shop which could rival any high street boutique - but without the high price tags.
It now boasts a spacious furniture showroom at the back, which offers great value quality stock including suites, beds, white goods, tables and chairs to meet every demand.
Since last summer, the society’s premises at Loy Street has undergone extensive renovation to convert the old building into a trendy, modern and bright shop
Mr Loughrey said: “We are really excited about how the upgrade has turned out.
“As well as being a great investment which will support us in our work to alleviate poverty in the area, we also see this new facility as a real hub for all the community with a coffee machine and a small soft-seating area in-store.”