SPAR Anderson Gardens in Omagh has donated £1,200 worth of grocery products to local organisation, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SVP).

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is a member-led organisation which provides a number of different services to vulnerable people across Northern Ireland. The society spend almost £3 million each year to help those in need with financial assistance and to provide essential items such as food, fuel and household products.

Inspired by Deirdre Allen, community representative at the store who volunteers at the local St. Vincent de Paul, the team show continued support to the organisation through weekly donations of much needed grocery and household items.

Deirdre commented, “As a volunteer at the organisation myself, I know first-hand how much these donations are needed and are appreciated, not only by the organisation themselves but by the people in our communities that we are providing these much needed essentials for.”

The store is a hub of the local community and in addition to these donations, the team has also recently raised over £500 for Air Ambulance NI and over £100 for Marie Curie, SPAR’s charity partner. The team has also planned a number of fundraising events for local charities in the coming months, including Cancer Fund for Children and PIPs.

Stephen Dowds, store manager, added, “We are central to our community here in Omagh and our team is dedicated to helping out where we can and showing support to local charities and organisations and we are looking forward to a jam-packed fundraising schedule for the rest of this year.”