Money Shop donates £2,000 to good causes

Wanda McIlwaine of Shop Mobility Lisburn, Ita McNally and Deirdre McAllister from Community Circus Lisburn, and John Kivlahan, Margaret Killough, Lorraine Foster and Andrew Welsh of the Lisburn 2Gether Special Olympics Club, accept cheques from staff at The Money Shop, Market Place, Lisburn.

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Wanda McIlwaine of Shop Mobility Lisburn, Ita McNally and Deirdre McAllister from Community Circus Lisburn, and John Kivlahan, Margaret Killough, Lorraine Foster and Andrew Welsh of the Lisburn 2Gether Special Olympics Club, accept cheques from staff at The Money Shop, Market Place, Lisburn. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Staff at the new-look Money Shop in Market Place have handed over cheques totalling £2,000 to three Lisburn charities.

To celebrate the reopening of the new store this summer, customers were given the opportunity during August and September to vote for their favourite of the three nominated charities.

The one with the most votes – Lisburn 2gether Special Olympics Club – received a £1,000 donation from The Money Shop, with both runners up - Shopmobility Lisburn and Community Circus Lisburn – receiving £500 each.

Representatives from each charity attended a specially organised event on October 5 to collect their cheques, which were presented by Stuart Howard, CEO of The Money Shop and Dollar UK.

“We are delighted to celebrate our investment in the Market Place by presenting these donations to three wonderful local charities,” Mr Howard commented. “Additionally, our £25,000 Giving Fund is live, which will support good causes in communities around the UK, including Lisburn.”

Shaun Cassidy, Regional Director at Special Olympics Ulster, Helen Ashton, Project Manager, Community Circus Lisburn, and Wanda McIlwaine, Charity Administrator at Shopmobility Lisburn, expressed their thanks to Money Shop and its customers for the generous donations.