Monday 19 March 2018

Friends of Autism and ADHD open new store

The Friends of Autism and ADHD have added a third charity shop to their network of stores around north Fingal with the official opening of their brand new outlet at Millfield Shopping Centre.

The honour of cutting the ribbon on the new store went to Rebecca Grimes, famous for playing Hayley Collins, a recurring character on RTE soap, Fair City.

Rebecca was joined by representatives from Friends of Autism and ADHD and Neail Vago from the Balbriggan Chamber of Commerce, who attended to lend the support of the chamber to the new venture.

Friends of Autism and ADHD Ltd now have three stores and a training centre in operation a far cry from the tiny shop they started off with in 2009.

Along with the charity directors, Niamh, Cathy, Bev and Natalie, staff members, volunteers and their wonderfully loyal customers, the 'Friends' celebrated another historic day for the growing charity.

Friends of Autism and ADHD now provide a much needed advocacy service for the whole of Fingal and surround areas.

The charity also lends a hand to other good causes in the community by distributing some of the cash it raises through the stores to other local worthy charities and community organisations.

The charity and its shops have become an integral part of community life in north Fingal and the new store marks its ever-growing presence in the region and opens up new opportunities for the charity to expand its revenue, and therefore expand the vital services it provides.

As well as the advocacy service, the charity is constantly running events to support, educate and assist families affected by autism and ADHD and its work is vital for a growing number of families across the region.

The Friends provide a much needed Advocacy Service for the whole of North County Dublin and surrounding areas.

The charity's advocacy worker, Bernie can be contacted on 01 8495670 Monday to Thursday from 10am to 4pm for assistance or email Bernie at If you wish to donate any large items or furniture to the shop, phone the Clonard Street Shop on 087 7085366.

Fingal Independent