Unwanted gifts appeal

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St Vincent de Paul NI (SVP NI) is appealing to people in Portadown who have received any unwanted gifts this Christmas to donate them to its charity shop .

Vincent’s is located at Mayfair Business Centre on the Garvaghy Road.

The society is grateful for all donations of unwanted gifts, clothing and bric-a-brac with the funds raised by the shop staying in the area and used to support the services for local people in need.

Pauline Brown, regional manager of SVP NI, explained, “Through local volunteers, the charity works to help alleviate poverty in the area and to tackle its causes.

“The Vincent’s charity shops also provide a vital lifeline to those in the community who use the shops to pick up goods at a low cost as well as a hub for meeting people and having a friendly chat with our volunteers.

“But importantly they are a vital way for us to raise much-needed funds to support and expand our work further into the local community and help even more people in the area.”

SVP is a volunteer-led organisation and teams work tirelessly, 365 days a year, to provide assistance to all sections of the community across Northern Ireland.

To find out more about how to donate or volunteer with SVP NI, you are asked to call the local Vincent’s shop in the first instance on 028 3839 3898.