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Charity delighted at response to opening of new low-cost DIY store to help others

Ribbon cutting ceremony marks launch of new Newry base

Chairperson of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Mark Murnin, cut the ribbon to officially open the new ReStore.

Habitat for Humanity Northern Ireland opened Europe’s third Habitat ReStore in Newry on Saturday and was delighted with the response from the public.

Chairperson of  Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Mark Murnin, cut the ribbon to officially open the low-cost DIY store, at the launch celebration.

Habitat ReStore is a social enterprise which sells donated new and used building and home improvement material.

The shop and donation centre are open Tuesday to Saturday at 113 Dublin Road, Newry, beside Supervalu.

Since opening six years ago in Lisburn and two years ago in Ballymena, Habitat ReStore has delivered real impacts for local people and the wider community helping thousands of families improve their homes at low cost.

ReStore also provides volunteering and learning opportunities for people of all backgrounds and abilities, improving well-being and it diverts tons of reusable material from landfill, protecting the environment.

Jenny Williams, Chief Executive of Habitat NI, said: “We are delighted to open Habitat ReStore in Newry and so much appreciate all the local support which has helped to make it possible. ReStore is a unique workplace which engages people of all ages and backgrounds in serving the wider community.’

“Everything we sell is donated so support from companies, organisations and individuals is critical to the success of ReStore – you can see instore that we have a wide range of stock at low cost.

“ReStore Manager Stuart Morrison and the team are looking forward to welcoming customers, volunteers and to building partnerships which will provide donations.”

For further information LIKE, visit or call 028 92 635 635.

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