The Good and New Charity Shop is on the move – and their new shop will be opening on Monday morning at 10am.
Operator Eamon McDevitt and his hard-working team are this week putting the final touches on the move, transporting stock on the short trip to their new premises, located at the Warehouse Student Village on Pearse Road.
The entrance to the new shop is still via the Joe Bonnar Road and is situated just behind the existing shop.
“We’d like to thank our loyal team of volunteers who are working so hard this week and also all of our wonderful customers – we assure them that we’ll be up and running again on Monday.”
The Good and New Cancer Bus transports Donegal’s cancer patients to Galway for lifesaving treatment. The service began eight years ago.
A new bus was officially launched last year and it costs an estimated €1,000 per week to keep the bus active.
The Good and New Charity also provides assistance to hard-up Donegal people who are finding the financial strain of cancer treatment just too much – and in 2016 they donated €10,000 to the Caolan Melaugh Fund.
Eamon McDevitt said: “The big worry for us is keeping the bus on the road. That bus has to stay on the road, whatever the cost.”
In late January, The Irish Cancer Society announced €100,000 in funding for a major research project which will investigate how cancer survivors can live well following their treatment.
The project is to be conducted in Letterkenny University Hospital, Donegal and is funded by the Irish Cancer Society with support from Relay For Life Donegal.
Mr McDevitt said: “I think the money like this would be better spent on people who have just been diagnosed. There are some people – and we see them here on a weekly basis – who are desperate need of assistance.
“People starting off on that difficult journey are in so much trauma and stress. They need all the help we can give them.
“We always maintain and stand by it that any money raised by or donated to the Good and New Cancer Charity will be spent on Donegal patients.”