Glendermott Parish’s charity shop and outreach centre, ‘Another Chance’, is itself to get another chance when it reopens for business six months after being badly damaged by flooding.
Last August, the shop was inundated with up to three foot of water, after the North West was struck by a severe downpour. The flooding destroyed all of the shop’s stock, knocked out its electricity supply and left parish volunteers facing a huge clean-up operation. Local curate, Rev Arthur Burns, promised at the time that centre would re-open.
Since then, cleaning and repair work has been carried out and the shop has been completely re-stocked. Bishop Ken Good, who first opened ‘Another Chance’ in November 2015, will be back to re-open the premises, at 10.30am on Saturday March 10.
Another Chance was part of Glendermott Parish’s response to the Diocesan Year of Opportunity 2016 initiative. It is a not-for-profit operation and was the first venture of its kind in the Tullyally area. It aims to provide “a unique, innovative, spiritual, Christian-focused space” and includes a prayer room where patrons can reflect in silence.