New NCBI shop opens in Roscommon town

The National Council for the Blind in Ireland has this week officially opened its new Roscommon retail shop on Main Street in Roscommon town.

Moving from its previous location on Church Street, the shop boasts a new, modernised look and feel, supported by a sustainable fit-out.

Beverley Scallan, Head of Retail at NCBI, said that relocating the shop is a fantastic step forward for the charity.

“We have transformed what has become the norm for NCBI stores throughout the country and with this new look, I hope Roscommon’s NCBI store will become a cornerstone of the community as it has in so many other communities across the country,” she said.

“The shop will sell quality pre-loved clothing, accessories, and hidden gems. So, by supporting our shops, customers not only generate funds for our services but also support our drive for more sustainable fashion and furniture.

“We urge shoppers to pop in and see what is on offer but also to feel free to donate any clothes or unwanted gifts. All donations are gratefully received”.

  NCBI is proud to now have over 130 shops across the country and continues to be the second largest charity shop chain in the country. NCBI’s chain of shops play a vital and integral part in the charity’s overall fundraising efforts, allowing the national sight loss agency to provide vital life changing services to over 8,000 people each year, many of whom live in Roscommon.