Alan finds his true voice through charity work

Inspirational Coleraine man looking forward to singing again after lifting of lockdown

Alan finds his true voice through charity work

Alan sorting out shop donations. WK24KC08

Julie Magee


Julie Magee


THE worst part of lockdown for inspirational Coleraine man Alan McCandless was not being able to volunteer at a local charity shop forced to close by Covid.

When his Tuesday morning shifts at Age Concern Causeway came to an abrupt end, like so many of us, 29-year-old Alan found himself with too much time on his hands.

Looking back on a rollercoaster year, he said: “I had my down days when I really missed the banter from the staff, customers and other volunteers who had made me so welcome; I had felt like part of the family.

“But now the shop has re-opened and I am back behind the counter, I feel so much more positive.”

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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