MITCHELSTOWN CALLS TO SUPPORT FIVER FRIDAY
Local businesses in Mitchelstown and the general north Cork area are looking for your support and, on Friday July 1, you can do just that by rowing in behind ‘Fiver Friday’.
A recent caller to Joe Duffy’s Liveline on RTE Radio One, Mark Beggs, told the listeners about his new business and how he hated to see small enterprises like his struggle to keep going.
Mark suggested a campaign to encourage the people of Ireland to spend an extra €5 to help give the businesses in their locality a boost. And, so, on Friday, July 1 next, you can help by spending a little extra in your local community - for example, buy your lunch at a local cafe instead of making it, use your local butcher instead of the supermarket chain and so on.
“Fiver Friday is a great and simple idea generated by the listeners for neighbour to help neighbour and to support the local community,” Joe Duffy said.
A GREAT IDEA
In Mitchelstown, Eamonn O’Brien, chairman of the local business association, is fully behind ‘Fiver Friday’.
“It’s a great idea that has caught the imagination of the entire nation. This is something that could make such a difference to the hundreds of small businesses across the regions and could have a wonderful effect on the local economy,” Mr O’Brien told The Avondhu.
Local businesses and service providers are encouraged to use ‘Fiver Friday’ to let their customers know what special offers they might have on Friday, July 1.
“I would like to see the businesses of this area getting involved and letting the people know of any offers they might have for ‘Fiver Friday’ in the local press. Shopping locally saves jobs and keeps our communities alive,” Mr O’Brien concluded.
Thursday 23rd June 6:57pm