Limavady charity project to re-open after arson

Police on scene at the Men's Shed located at Roe Mill Road in Limavady in January. Photo: Dessie Loughery

Police on scene at the Men's Shed located at Roe Mill Road in Limavady in January. Photo: Dessie Loughery

0
Have your say

A men’s charity in Limavady is set to re-open just two months after it was gutted in an arson attack.

The Men’s Shed project, which operates from a house on Roemill Road, was targeted in mid-January.

Damage left by the arson attack at the Be Safe Be Well charity. (derr1801SJ1)

Damage left by the arson attack at the Be Safe Be Well charity. (derr1801SJ1)

Staff and volunteers, and those who use the premises, were devastated by what happened, and told the Journal it was “an attack on the community”.

Be Safe Be Well staff member, Mark Vinnicombe said, at the time, he was devastated at what happened.

“We had our open day a few months ago and we were so well supported by the community,” said Mr Vinnicombe. “There has been so much work by staff and volunteers. It’s devastating this has happened.”

Speaking to the ‘Journal’ ahead of the re-launch, he said: “The support from the community has been amazing. The amount of volunteers and help we’ve had has been fantastic, and to be in a position to re-open within two months is amazing. We’ll have the re-launch on Friday and we’ll be open for business on the Monday.”