Mountjoy Filling Station in Omagh is celebrating serving the local community for 30 years.
The store, which is owned and operated by Patricia Duddy, opened in 1993 with just five employees and now employs 13 from the local area.
The store has always been a hub in its local community, showing support to a number of local charities including Age NI, Care for Cancer and Termonmaguirc Cancer Patients Comfort Fund. The store has raised a total of £60,000 for these charities over the years through numerous fundraisers, events instore and with support from their shoppers.
Support from the store doesn’t stop there as the team are always looking out for those in the local community and their shoppers. During lockdown, the team at the store went the extra mile to support those in need in the community and delivered meals to the vulnerable when they couldn’t get out to the store.
The store team, alongside the help of their community, also raised money for the installation of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) outside the store, which is available for the community 24/7, providing essential access to potentially lifesaving equipment even when the store is not open.
Patricia commented, “We are central to our community here in Omagh and our team is dedicated to helping out where we can, while showing support and our appreciation for our shoppers. Supporting local charities is at the heart of our store and I’m proud of the work we have done for them over the years.
“We were delighted to be celebrating 30 years of our store alongside our shoppers and we’re looking forward to many more successful years here in Omagh.”
Patrick Doody, Sales and Marketing Director at Henderson Group which owns the SPAR brand in Northern Ireland, commented, “Patricia and her team are doing incredible work for their local community and shoppers, but also for local charities, raising an amazing total of £60,000 over the past 30 years. I want to congratulate the store on their milestone anniversary and wish them every success for years to come.”