Down Syndrome Ireland’s New Charity Shop Seeks Urgent Donations

Down Syndrome Ireland’s New Charity Shop Seeks Urgent Donations

05 September 2013

Down Syndrome Ireland’s New Charity Shop Seeks Urgent Donations

Down Syndrome Ireland, which has opened a second charity shop at the GPO Arcade in Dublin, is urgently seeking unwanted items.

The charity’s second store was officially opened today, Thursday, September 5th by Today FM broadcaster Louise Duffy.

Irish band, The Enemies, who have released a track from their forthcoming album in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland performed at the opening.

‘Smile’ a catchy and upbeat summer tune is taken from The Enemies forthcoming debut album, ‘Sounds Big on the Radio’, and captures the essence of the work carried out by the charity, according to the band. This single will be available to buy in the shop.

The charity is now seeking unwanted items, clothing and bric-a-brac from members of the public to ensure this vital service which helps with the running of Down Syndrome Ireland’s National Resource Team is maintained.

Down Syndrome Ireland is a national voluntary organisation supporting people with Down syndrome and their families in twenty-five branches nationwide.

It represents and supports 3,500 members through a national team and twenty-five local branches nationwide. The charity is funded through donations and national fundraising events

Pat Clarke CEO of DSI said: “We are delighted to be able to open this second store following on from the success of our first store on Dublin’s Grafton Street I would like to take this opportunity to ask the public to continue to support this wonderful cause and thank them for all of their support in the past.

“We are delighted to be involved with Down Syndrome Ireland,” says Lead Guitarist Johnny Crean. “It’s a cause close to our hearts, and they carry out fantastic work throughout Ireland. We hope to stay involved with DSI for many years to come.”

If you would like to volunteer a few hours a week to work in the charity shops or if you have any item you would like to donate please contact Kathleen Fitzsimons on 01 426 6515 or email