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Laois Shopping Centre’s ‘frontline workers donation trolleys’ to feature on RTE programme

Laois Shopping Centre and their customer’s efforts to help people working on the frontline and suffering from Coronavirus are set to be recognised on TV tonight.

Since the pandemic began, the shopping centre in Portlaoise, has set up a collection point for essential items.

Staff and patients in local hospitals are running low on personal hygiene products as family visits are restricted due to Coronavirus.

So, Laois Shopping Centre set up this collection point and customers, in their droves, have been kindly donating.

All products are then collected by nurses and delivered to those who need them most.

And their efforts will be recognised on TV tonight on RTE One’s Ireland On Call programme which airs at 7pm.

The donation trolleys in Laois Shopping Centre are part of a National Initiative by the Harcourt Development Shopping Centres who are running the campaign across their 6 regional shopping centres – Galway Shopping Centre, Letterkenny Shopping Centre, Donaghmede Shopping Centre (Dublin), Parkway Shopping Centre (Limerick), Longwalk Shopping Centre (Dundalk).

Harcourt Development have said “The outpouring of gratitude for these amazing people has been fantastic. One small donation can go a long way to helping hospital staff and patients feel somewhat human in these difficult times.”

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.