Dundalk as it Happens
North Louth Hospice hit out at person who dumped bed outside their shop
North Louth Hospice have hit out at the unknown person who dumped a bed outside their shop at the Ramparts on Thursday morning.
The cancer support group’s charity shop takes a range of donations, mainly clothes, but furniture is not accepted.
The charity had to pay €30 to dispose of the bed and took to Facebook yesterday afternoon to criticise the person whose disposal of the bed and mattress meant they were forced to spend money that could have been better used elsewhere.
They said: “This bed was dumped at our door at the Ramparts on Thursday morning. Anyone who knows our shop would know we don’t have space for furniture. Most people have the courtesy to contact us in advance to ask if we will accept items of furniture. This bed was’t clean and would not have sold in any case.
“We had to pay €30 to dispose of this bed !!!!
“The people of Dundalk and surrounding areas are very generous with their donations of clothes to North Louth Hospice. Our Charity shop is a great source of income for us.”
Reacting to the post, local councillor Maeve Yore said it was “not acceptable or excusable behaviour.”