Shop raising crucial funds for hospital support house

May 5th, 2019 11:50 AM

By Southern Star Team

Brú Columbanus charity shop

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SCHULL’S Brú Columbanus charity shop has moved to a new location in the village.

Having traded very successfully at the top of Main Street for the past three years, the Brú volunteers have relocated to larger premises opposite Brosnan’s Centra Supermarket.

The new premises uses fixtures and fittings kindly donated by Eddie and Miriam Pyburn of Barnett’s of Schull, which has undergone a major refurbishment.

This is the only charity shop fundraising for Brú Columbanus, with all funds raised going directly to the facility in Cork city which provides home-from-home accommodation to the relatives of seriously ill patients in Cork hospitals and the Hospice, especially of sick children.

It consists of 26 ensuite rooms with a supporting kitchen and lounges where families can meet other families who are in similar situations, lend support and understanding to each other and draw from their shared experiences. Since opening in October 2005 over 8,000 families have been accommodated including those from Mizen Peninsula, Sheep’s Head, the Beara and South Kerry.

It is anticipated that the shop will have a dedicated vintage/designer section, an expanded children’s section and now with a little more space, they will be in a position to accept small items of furniture.

Anne-Maria O’Connor, fundraising manager, Brú Columbanus thanked the local team of volunteers (pictured above) who are working to provide this vital source of funding.

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