The Hospice Shop having a party and you’re invited
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.
The Hospice Shop volunteer Maureen McKewen.