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Limerick Based Online Charity Shop Second Time Lucky Raises Funds for Women’s Aid

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Second Time Lucky Fundraiser is taking place via their online store for Women’s Aid. Pictured above is manager Megan Quinn

Limerick Based Online Charity Shop Second Time Lucky Raises Funds for Women’s Aid

Second Time Lucky Fundraiser

Second Time Lucky is an online charity shop

Limerick based online charity shop Second Time Lucky is hosting a fundraiser in aid of Women’s Aid, to gather much-needed funds for victims of domestic violence in Ireland.

Women’s Aid is a leading national organisation that has been working in Ireland to stop domestic violence against women and children since 1974. They work to make women and children safe from domestic violence, offer support, provide hope to women affected by abuse and work for justice and social change.

The Women’s Aid National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900 operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and provides support and information to callers experiencing abuse from intimate partners.

The Women’s Aid Helpline is the only free, national, domestic violence helpline with specialised trained staff, fully accredited by The Helplines Association and with a Telephone Interpretation Service facility covering 170 languages for callers needing interpreting services.

Second Time Lucky fundraises to make a difference and on Monday, August 30, will be raffling off prizes from various small Irish businesses, such as Pressed Flowers By Nell, Solas Cineálta, Fika Coffee Bar, Bittersweet Tattoos, and many more local talents.

So far, Second Time Lucky’s small but mighty community has collectively raised €700 of the overall goal of €1000.

This is incredibly exciting and uplifting, but there is still quite a bit to go before the final goal is achieved. We wholeheartedly believe that this milestone will be reached.

Second Time Lucky fundraises through their online charity shop, with all proceeds donated to Women’s Aid. It was founded in May of 2021 on Instagram and aims to create a safe and enjoyable space for anyone to enjoy and benefit from, through sharing helpful resources and uplifting messages.

“This shop has provided me personally with countless beautiful experiences, without a doubt it is changing my life in the most wonderful of ways,” says Megan Quinn, who runs the shop.

“We regularly receive messages from a vast number of courageous women, recounting their own personal success stories with thanks to the Women’s Aid charity. I will never forget one woman in particular stating that ‘without Women’s Aid, I would definitely not be here today. This is why we do what we do, to support incredible and selfless individuals in improving the quality of life for countless women across the country.”

Megan said, “There has been a very significant increase in the number of domestic violence cases since the lockdown began. It breaks my heart to know that people are subjected to terrible circumstances when they deserve immensely better lives. I want to help in any possible way to improve someone’s quality of life”.

To enter this raffle, just make a donation, as little or as large as you can, on GoFundMe HERE and you’ll be entered into the competition.

For more stories on Second Time Lucky go HERE

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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