New char­ity pop-up shop open in Carnew


Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS - By EIMEAR DODD

SHOP­PERS in Carnew are in for a treat over the next few weeks with the ar­rival of a new pop up shop.

Sit­u­ated in the old Fi­nesse Bou­tique be­side Cen­tra on the Main Street, the shop opened its doors on Tues­day, August 13 and has al­ready proved to be a hit.

All pro­ceeds from the ven­ture are go­ing to the Hol­ly­wood comes to Askamore for the For­rest Gump Group, a fundraiser for Bal­lyel­lis NS and Askamore Community Cen­tre.

‘It’s do­ing very well, we hope to be open for a num­ber of weeks,’ said Breda Byrne, who is part of the For­rest Gump Group.

The shop is sell­ing a va­ri­ety of goods in­clud­ing clothes, jew­ellery, glass­ware, toys, books, art and kitchen­ware. Open­ing hours vary and are writ­ten on the door. Do­na­tions of items for the shop are also wel­come. There is a sep­a­rate raf­fle with ham­pers up for grabs which in­clude crys­tal, wine and other lux­ury items. Tick­ets are avail­able to buy in the pop up shop and at other shops in Carnew.

Mean­while, prepa­ra­tions are well un­der­way for the Hol­ly­wood comes to Askamore event on Oc­to­ber 26 in the Am­ber Springs Ho­tel in Gorey. There will be 15-minute films shown based on scenes from TV and film favourites in­clud­ing Wak­ing Ned, The Field, Derry Girls and Father Ted. The night will also fea­ture the golden awards where prizes in­clud­ing best ac­tor and ac­tress will be an­nounced. Tick­ets for the glam­orous evening will be avail­able shortly from the cast and com­mit­tee mem­bers.

Noeleen Dee­gan sec­re­tary at Bal­lyel­lis Na­tional School and Doreen Tobin at the pop-up shop, Main Street, Carnew sup­port­ing ‘Hol­ly­wood comes to Askamore’.

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