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Monday 22 October 2018

Local SVP shops clean up at awards

Lillian Clowery, Wexford shop manager, and Liz Foley, President, SVP Wexford, receive the Team of the Year award
Lillian Clowery, Wexford shop manager, and Liz Foley, President, SVP Wexford, receive the Team of the Year award
Bernie Colgan, volunteer, and Orla Harrington, shop manager, St Vincent de Paul Enniscorthy, receive the window dressing award from Noel Cassidy, SVP Retail Regional Manager, South East and Dermot McGilloway, SVP National Retail Development Manager
Maureen Murphy receives her volunteer of the year award, along with Zoe Wakerley, St Vincent de Paul Bunclody manager

Three St Vincent de Paul (SVP) Shops in Wexford managed to scoop prizes at the 2018 SVP national shops awards. A high standard is said to exist among the Vincent's shops in County Wexford and the model county was well represented bringing home three prestigious awards from the lavish ceremony at Croke Park.

Maureen Murphy of Vincent's in Bunclody was over the moon to be awarded Volunteer of the year after putting a massive amount of work into her local charity shop. Meanwhile, the beautiful Vincent's building in Market Square in Enniscorthy impressed the judges enough to win the shop the Window Dressing Award. Finally, the judges remarked on a wonderful camaraderie and sense of togetherness as they awarded the staff of Vincent's in Wexford town the Team of the Year award.

There are over 220 Vincent's shops across the country and each were hoping to pick up the big prizes at the Dublin awards ceremony. The shops are managed by a small number of professionals and assisted by a large number of volunteers and by community employment trainees. All profits generated are recycled into local conferences around Ireland to support those in need. SVP are always looking for more volunteers. To get involved, call 01 8386990 or email retailvolunteer@svp.ie.

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