June 4

Oxfam Limerick may be closed but you can still shop Oxfam…

first_imgOXFAM Limerick may be closed, but you can still shop Oxfam this Friday with Fashion Relief TV – Broadcaster Lorraine Keane ‘s sustainable fashion fundraiser with Oxfam Ireland.The Fashion Relief team are springing back after a short break with rails packed full of pre-loved, brand-new and designer clothing, bags, shoes and accessories. Broadcaster Lorraine Keane said: “As the lockdown continues, which means Oxfam Limerick remains closed to play its part in Ireland’s response, we are delighted to be able to offer you a Covid-safe way to still shop Oxfam.“As expected, we’ll be showcasing beautiful pre-loved and brand-new pieces from the wardrobes of some of Ireland’s most fashionable women as well as from designers and boutiques from all over Ireland. People who tune in can click on the items they love and buy them then and there on Fashion Relief TV!“Thanks to the generosity of donors we have created our very own little Fashion Relief circular economy – as long as people continue to donate fabulous items, we will continue to have fabulous bargains up for grabs.Along with Oxfam Limerick, Fashion Relief is part of Oxfam’s solution to ‘throwaway fashion’, encouraging people to donate pre-loved items and reduce the amount of clothes that end up in landfill as well as shopping second-hand to give pre-loved clothes a longer life.  So, by bagging a bargain from Fashion Relief you’ll be shopping more sustainably and doing your bit for people and planet. What’s not to love?Keane continued: “I’ve seen first-hand how the profits raised by Fashion Relief and Oxfam’s network of shops help some of the poorest and most at risk people across the world. Even though things may have slowed down or come to a stop here, humanitarian crises continue – and are worsening since the pandemic was declared.“Just three weeks ago, a massive fire swept through the refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. The fires left 10,000 families displaced and in urgent need of basics like food and water. Hundreds more were injured. This was yet another devastating blow to the Rohingya people who fled shocking violence and persecution in Myanmar. Oxfam continues to be able to support and respond to events like this because of the generous support of Limerick people.”The show will be packed full of brand-new and pre-loved donated clothes, shoes and accessories, as well as a host of designer labels like Preen, Celine, Ganni and Alexander McQueen, pieces donated by Laura Whitmore, Caroline Downey and Lorraine Keane, and much-loved Irish labels like Aideen Bodkin, Louise Kennedy and Fee G – at bargain prices.To celebrate the re-launch Keane also has an incredible giveaway via Instagram.Keane said: “Who doesn’t love a little competition, and with a Loulerie necklace up for grabs, we hope the competition will be fierce! All people have to do to enter is RSVP for Fashion Relief TV via www.oxfamireland.org/fashionrelief, take a screen shot and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #FashionReliefTV to be in with a chance to win. People have until Friday at 6pm to enter.” Email WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Fashion Relief TV will air from Lorraine Keane’s home at 7pm on Friday 9th April on www.fashionrelief.ie.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous article65 Roses Day Goes Virtual… Limerick People Urged to support 65 Roses Day on FridayNext articleCJ Stander and Tadhg Beirne named in Six Nations Team of the Tournament Meghann Scully Twitter TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostOxfam center_img Advertisement LimerickNewsOxfam Limerick may be closed but you can still shop Oxfam this FridayBy Meghann Scully – April 8, 2021 282 Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

May 18

Man accused of stealing from Kmart days after buying $8 million private island

first_imgMonroe County Sheriff’s Office(MIAMI) — A Florida man was arrested on Saturday for shoplifting at a Kmart, just days after he purchased a multi-million-dollar private island off Key West.Andrew Lippi, 59, was accused of stealing about $300 worth of household goods from a Kmart in Key West, where police said he purchased various items between March 30 and April 4, replaced them with cheaper items and returned them for a refund. Lippi made headlines last week when he purchased Thompson Island, a private estate formerly owned by the philanthropist and developer Edward B. Knight, for $8 million, according to ABC Miami affiliate WPLG-TV.Lippi also owns a 12-bedroom resort compound in Key West that MTV used to film a season of The Real World in 2006. That property rents for about $1,800 a night on Airbnb, WPLG reported.Lippi stands accused of stealing multiple items, including LED light bulbs and a $55 Hamilton Beach coffee maker, which he allegedly “replaced with a much older coffee maker” and returned for a full refund, according to the Key West Police Department.Police said Lippi also bought a $150 Keurig coffee machine on March 30, returned it and received a full refund a day later. Kmart employees notified the store’s loss prevention officer after realizing the coffee machine box instead contained a basketball, according to police.Lippi denied denied stealing the items, according to a police report.“Lippi stated he did not change out any items prior to returning them,” the arresting officer wrote in the report. “I asked Lippi about the Keurig coffee machine being replaced by a basketball, and he stated the clerk should have realized there was no coffee machine by the weight of the box.”“I asked Lippi about the light bulbs, and he stated he returned the light bulbs because he paid too much money for them and did not know how they were switched,” the officer said.ABC News could not reach Lippi for comment late Monday night, but he told the Miami Herald that the situation “has to do with a commercial dispute.”“It’s very complicated and I’d rather not get into it,” Lippi told the Herald in a phone interview. “I will say this, that the way it was handled by Key West police and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department was wonderful. Some of the finest people I’ve ever dealt with who were kind throughout the whole process.”Lippi was arrested on grand theft charges and released the following day. Jail records show he posted no bond for his release. He’s scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment on April 18. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more