Roscrea Red Cross pop up shop


Roscrea Red Cross has opened a Pop up Shop on Main Street Roscrea, beside Maddens Pharmacy.

This Pop up Shop is open daily from 10am to 5pm and will remain open until December 15. Funds raised from the shop will go towards the upgrade of their ambulance. As they are a voluntary organisation your support would be greatly appreciated. In this regard they welcome donations of clothes, shoes, bags and bric a brac. Donations of new or used items can be dropped into the Pop Up Shop during opening hours. They have received a fantastic response to date and would like to express their heartfelt appreciation and thanks to everyone.

Please pop in to have a look in our shop…you never know what you may find!

A little information on Roscrea Red Cross….

Irish Red Cross Branch of the Year Award was awarded to the Roscrea Branch at an Awards Ceremony in Croke Park, Dublin on April 28 last.

Roscrea Branch has actively and passionately embodied the fundamental principles of Red Cross and has demonstrated support to the community of Roscrea and surrounding areas. The Branch provides support to the Unit which provides ambulance cover at a range of events both near and far. During the recent adverse weather including Beast from the East, Roscrea Unit were on 24/7 standby and were requested by the HSE to provide transport to Public Health Nurses, enabling them to reach work and indeed patients, otherwise cut off due to hazardous conditions.

Members attend the Blood Clinic in Roscrea to provide assistance and in late 2017 the Branch rolled out Food Cloud, whereby excess food is distributed free of charge every Wednesday from 12.30 to 1pm at the Parish Centre, Roscrea. This food is free to anyone who wishes to take it and they always welcome new faces.

The Branch also supports Pieta House Darkness into Light 2018 and they are proud to support this event annually where possible.

Along with all the above the Branch regularly provides Patient Transfers, this is of great benefit to patients and their families, and can really make a difference.

Roscrea Unit are always seeking new members to join and become part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation and learn life-saving skills along the way. If you are interested in becoming a member or if you have any queries about our range of First Aid Courses please phone Fiona on (087) 7528114 or alternatively email

Last but certainly not least, they wish to extend their appreciation and heartfelt thanks to their dedicated volunteers and supporters, who are always there to rely upon.

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