The Hospice Shop hav­ing a party and you’re in­vited

Central Otago Mirror - - CLASSIFIEDS - RHYS CHAM­BER­LAIN

Ev­ery­one loves a birth­day and this one is more spe­cial than most for the Cen­tral Otago com­mu­nity.

The Hospice Shop in Cen­ten­nial Ave, Alexan­dra is 1-year-old on Thurs­day and they’re hav­ing a party.

The Hospice Shop Otago re­tail man­ager Lyn Chap­man said the Otago Com­mu­nity Hospice pro­vided a valu­able ser­vice to Otago and its re­tail stores were all part of keep­ing the ser­vices go­ing.

‘‘The ben­e­fit to all com­mu­ni­ties is is that we’re ac­tu­ally en­abling peo­ple to have a bet­ter en­vi­ron­ment. We’re do­ing things to look af­ter the world,’’ Chap­man said. ‘‘We can guar­an­tee that all the money raised in that area stays in the area.’’

There had been a ‘‘great re­sponse’’ from the Cen­tral Otago com­mu­nity since its open­ing and Chap­man was ‘‘very grate­ful with the sup­port’’ they had had in its year of op­er­a­tion.

The need from the com­mu­nity in Cen­tral Otago for the Otago Com­mu­nity Hospice’s ser­vices was still grow­ing, she said.

The vol­un­teers that had come on board in the past year had been ‘‘ab­so­lutely amaz­ing’’.

‘‘I want to thank ev­ery­body and wel­come them into the shop to help them cel­e­brate our first an­niver­sary,’’ Chap­man said.

A week of cel­e­bra­tion would be had from Novem­ber through to De­cem­ber 3.

Otago Com­mu­nity Hospice pro­vides com­mu­nity-based spe­cial­ist care and sup­port to peo­ple with ter­mi­nal ill­nesses both at their Dunedin care fa­cil­ity and in homes through­out Otago.

The Alexan­dra pre-loved cloth­ing store is one of seven through­out Otago.

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The Hospice Shop vol­un­teer Mau­reen McKewen.

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