Mar­ket for Op Shop Week

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - LIFESTYLE - Gizelle Ghidella

IT’S all trea­sure as The Nik Nak Shed cel­e­brates Na­tional Op Shop Week.

The Shed, run by vol­un­teers, held a mas­sive mar­ket day yes­ter­day to cel­e­brate Op Shop Week to en­cour­age peo­ple to do­nate to the cause.

Co-or­di­na­tor Jo West­gate said the event was a great suc­cess.

“Lots of bar­gains were had by all,” she said.

“The Shed pro­vides much needed in­come to help fund the many ser­vices and pro­grams which are pro­vided at the Port Dou­glas Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre to as­sist many peo­ple in the com­mu­nity.

“The Shed would not be such a suc­cess with­out the gen­eros­ity of our lo­cal com­mu­nity and be­ing able to sell

“We are un­able to sell stained, pilled, torn cloth­ing, sec­ond hand un­der­wear is un­sellable, as well as bro­ken toys, stained linen and pil­lows.

“Spoiled items are sorted then dropped to the tip which just makes ex­tra work for our hard work­ing vol­un­teers.”

The Shed also ran a pan­cake stall, with fresh straw­ber­ries and cream, to sup­port straw­berry farm­ers.

The Port Dou­glas Com­mu­nity Ser­vice Net­work’s op­por­tu­nity shop has been sup­port­ing the lo­cal com­mu­nity for more than 20 years.

The shed sells do­nated qual­ity cloth­ing, books, toys, jew­ellery, linen, bric-a-brac and all pro­ceeds go back into the com­mu­nity via the pro­gram op­er­ated by the Port Dou­glas Com­mu­nity Ser­vices Net­work Inc.

Pic­ture: GIZELLE GHIDELLA

Jo West­gate, Mandy Stone, Mark M and Terry Sum­mer­all cel­e­brated Na­tional Shop Week at the Nik Nak Shed.

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