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Tuesday 16 October 2018

Louth Rose raises €1,560 at pop up shop

The Louth Rose, Aoife Heffron and Kevin White in the pop-up shop in aid of Little Princess Trust and Pieta House in The Longwalk
The Louth Rose, Aoife Heffron and Kevin White in the pop-up shop in aid of Little Princess Trust and Pieta House in The Longwalk

Louth Rose Aoife Heffron celebrated the huge success of her charity pop up shop venture last weekend.

In her last public appearance as Louth Rose before she hands over her crown later this month, the Dundalk woman said the was 'thrilled' with the response to the pop up shop held at the Long Walk Shopping centre as a fundraiser for two vital charities.

'A total of €1,560 was made, that is €780 each for Pieta House, preventing suicide and self harm and the Little Princess Trust, which I am going to round off to €800 each,' said Aoife.

She told how 'trolleys full' of clothing and goods were also donated to Cara Cancer Support Centre' following the event.

A car full of donated children's clothes was also available to drop off to Womens Aid Dundalk with the remaining number of bags of donated goods being distributed to Enable Ireland.

'Thank you so much to everyone who donated bags of items and clothes, it was because of you this was a success and all of these charities benefitted.

'To everyone who volunteered throughout the three days, I couldn't have done it without you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!'

Thank you to everyone who called in, and all those who helped promote the event,' said Aoife.

Applications for the new Louth Rose are now open.

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