There’s another boutique store for Clonmel and Tipperary fashionistas to check out with the recent opening of the Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland (AADI) charity store at Unit 15, Marystone Centre, Clonmel.
Operating since last Friday, the store will be officially opened by Mayor of Clonmel Billy Shoer at 6pm on August 16, followed by a fundraising evening in the Clonmel Park Hotel at 8pm.
The charity recently held a donation day on July 27, but the donations didn’t stop there. “Now that we are visibly present in the centre of Clonmel, people are still bringing us in some fantastic donations for the store”, says Breeda Clancy, AADI director of fundraising.
“We really wanted this to be a charity shop with a difference and we think the clothes, bags, shoes and accessories that we have on display may really surprise people. You could find anything from top designers such as Betty Jackson, to high street names like Apricot, Wallis and Vila so it’s well worth coming in to find a bargain, there’s something for everyone”, says Breeda.
Tipperary showed massive support for AADI last October when €9000 was raised when Teresa organised a 10km charity mini marathon. The groundswell of support in the Premier County was enough for AADI to evaluate whether or not it should open a second charity shop in the town.
“Clonmel has a tradition of supporting charity ventures and it’s great to see AADI’s hard work not only resulting in a new store opening in our town, but also marking the charity’s expansion as they open their new shop,” says Teresa Burke, whose 5 year old son Evan received Charlie, his assistance dog from AADI.