Wednesday 13 December 2017

Shop to help senior's group continue 'fantastic' work

Mayor Kevin Callan opening the new Drogheda Citizens Shop Déja-Vu
Mayor Kevin Callan opening the new Drogheda Citizens Shop Déja-Vu

Hubert Murphy

The 'fantastic' work carried out by the Drogheda Senior Citizens Interest Group was praised by Mayor Kevin Callan at the official opening of Deja Vu.

The shop, right across from their HQ in the West Street Arcade, opposite the Moorland, will help to fund the service that helps hundreds of older people in the community.

The mayor popped along last week to cut the ribbon. 'I'm delighted to have this opportunity,' he stated. 'I recall when we opened the offices with the late Maeve Healy, so that makes it even more poignant. To have a shop like this is a great outlet.'

Kath Briggs, secretary of the group, said the shop was vital to them as their office cost €12,000 a year to run.

It is manned by TUS and CE workers and a team of volunteers who go out and about on care and repair services for older people in the area.

Operating for about 20 years now, with Nuala Early and Maeve recognised as great workers in those early years, the senior citizens group provides support for people and points them in the right direction when needs be.

They provide bereavement counselling and organise the annual Christmas party.

Drogheda Independent

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