Cancer group ‘Good As New Shop’

A local cancer charity group is appealing for volunteers as it approaches its 20th anniversary next year.

The Dungiven-Feeny Local Committee of Cancer Research UK was formed by less than a handful of members almost two decades ago. Today, the group has 10 members who, over their 19 years, have raised £214,000. Proceeds from everything they raise go towards the Cancer Research UK Centre.

The group, which added Feeny to its name recently because of the support from the community, is heading towards its 20th anniversary next year.

One of the events it is planning currently is a “Spring Good As New Shop”.

The group held a similar event some months ago. It was so successful, committee chair Anne Marie O’Hagan said members decided to do it again.

“We had such good feedback from the first one we decided to hold another one,” said Ms O’Hagan. “We raised £4,500.”

Held for two weeks from April 25 until May 5, the venture will be held at the former ‘Holy Shop’ on upper Dungiven Main Street. It will offer bargain hunters all sorts of bric a brac, clothes, furniture with some items priced at as little as a 50 pence. It will be open for donations on April 23 and 24.

The group meets every month at Drumboughil Community Centre and hopes new volunteers will join them.

Anyone who would like to volunteer or for more information about volunteering, or the Good as New shop, call 07834381246.