Saturday, December 07, 2019

By Ciaran Boland

If you’re shopping in Ballina today then do a little good with your spending by visiting the conscious fashion pop-up shop in the former ShoeZone premises on O’Rahilly St.

Christmas shopper

A conscious fashion pop-up shop is operating on O’Rahilly St in Ballina today by staff of the local Lionbridge office in aid of Mayo Rape Crisis Centre.

This novel initiative has been put in place by the staff of the Lionbridge offices in Ballina to raise money for the Mayo Rape Crisis Centre (MRCC) and affords shoppers a more eco-friendly approach to buying fashion during the festive season.
It was launched yesterday evening with a host of wonderful activities include hair and make-up demos, Nephin Whiskey tasting, shop decorations by VIP Weddings and great raffle prizes.
The shop is open all today until 6pm for sales of both brand new and pre-loved items of clothing and Loretta McDonagh, director of the MRCC is expected to attend.

MRCC is in dire need of extra funding and it is hoped that the people of Ballina and north Mayo will support the pop-up shop generously.

Last year, 3 MRCC staff and 6 volunteers handled over 1,800 calls and texts and over 1,100 counselling sessions.
There are a number of ways you can support this vital service: buy from the pop-up shop’s preloved collection today; donate online at
Lionbridge Ballina and MRCC thank you for your ongoing support.

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