Hospice opens a new op shop
Mid Canterbury op shoppers are in for a treat with the opening of a new opportunity shop to benefit Hospice Mid Canterbury.
Hospice Mid Canterbury general manager Jane Wright said the organisation received no government funding. They’d relied solely on donations since their formation 18 months ago, so the shop would provide a more steady income.
‘‘We are associated with Hospice New Zealand, and as part of that we attend workshops in Wellington with other hospices around New Zealand, and they recommended the sooner we got a shop up and running the better,’’ Wright said.
The shop will officially be opened by Rangitata MP Jo Goodhew on Friday 21 July, before opening its doors to the public for the first time on Monday 23 July.
Wright said the quality of donations received so far had been fantastic, with a wide range of clothing and homewares currently being steamed, cleaned and put on shelves ready for the first customers.
Hospice Mid Canterbury does not provide clinical care, instead focusing on quality of life and holistic support, filling social and emotional gaps for people in need.
Tracey Fuller has been appointed manager of the Hospice Mid Canterbury opportunity shop and she will be assisted by a pool of around 20 volunteers.
Tracey Fuller prepares items for sale in the new Hospice Mid Canterbury op shop.