A large part of the Foundation's funds are raised from the 30 shops which sell a wide range of donated goods - bric-a-brac, books, nearly new clothing, etc.
Some shops stock a selection of the Foundation's gift range, Christmas cards, Dolls Houses and Haberdashery. Care is taken over the pricing of goods and expert opinion is sought for the pricing of valuable items. The shops aim to keep up a high standard of appearance and have four broad functions:
(1) to raise greatly needed funds for the Foundation's work
(2) to make better known the needs of the sick and handicapped in Ireland and overseas and the work of Sue Ryder in other countries.
(3) to bring people together from all walks of life in voluntary service
(4) to serve the community
Manageresses and voluntary helpers derive much pleasure from working in the shops and endeavor to create a friendly atmosphere. The work is hard but enjoyable, interesting and often amusing, and many friendships are made among both helpers and customers.
Search for a Sue Ryder Shop in Ireland
Sue Ryder Foundation shops are located nationwide, you can search or choose a shop location from the following list: