Nearby for Creeslough: Store reopens with community support

Store was reopened next to St. Michael’s Church on Friday, 11 November, to ensure the people of Creeslough can shop close to home with local jobs being supported



15 November 2022 | 0

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Friday, 7 October 2022, will be a day that will stay with many after the tragic events that occurred in the village of Creeslough, Co Donegal. The desire however, from people near and far to want to do something to help has been very heartwarming and S&W Wholesale says that, “we as the retail partner of the Lafferty’s Nearby store promised we too would stand shoulder to shoulder with them and the Creeslough community”.

“Having been in partnership with the Lafferty family for over 12 years, we understand fully the impact this tragedy has had in the local area,” the group added. “We continue to be very mindful and respectful of what has happened, with the victims and their families being a significant priority for us at S&W Wholesale.

“Working closely alongside the local community, the Diocese, and the Lafferty family we are proud to have been able to get those much-needed services and essentials back into Creeslough. This significant joint investment opened a store on Friday, 11 November, next to St. Michael’s Church to ensure the people of Creeslough can shop close to home with local jobs being supported.”

“The strength and teamwork of this close- knit community is touching to be a part of,” said Michael Skelton, MD of S&W Wholesale. “Creeslough and beyond has supported the Lafferty family and us in getting their store opened to allow for those much needed services back into the community. It has been great to witness local contractors, our supply partners, the Diocese, staff of the store all working alongside our Nearby teams across ROI and NI. This really is a community store built by the local community and we are proud to see our support come to fruition. From all of us at S&W, we can’t thank you enough for the support and guidance and we hope that this store is a symbol of our long-standing commitment to Creeslough and the surrounding areas.”

The store opened on Friday, 11 November, with staggered opening hours as a mark of respect to all the victims as Novena Masses continue.

Annette and Danny-Martin, owners of Nearby Creeslough said: “We have been overwhelmed by the help, support and guidance from friends, strangers, S&W Wholesale and our community of Creeslough to get the store opened. Your kind messages of support mean so much to us, the family circle and our great team of staff. We hope to see you in store very soon.”



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