Vol­un­teers play in­valu­able role in com­mu­nity

The Tribune (NZ) - - CHRISTMAS -

If your spring clean­ing has got out of hand and you’ve un­cov­ered some trea­sures that you can’t find a suit­able home for, don’t de­spair as help is at hand.

Palmer­ston North’s now iconic Yes­ter­day’s Trea­sures sale is only a few months away and the Methodist Good­will vol­un­teers are busy col­lect­ing, clean­ing and pric­ing items in time for next March’s sale.

Methodist Good­will’s Yes­ter­day’s Trea­sures sale will be held at the Palmer­ston North Com­mu­nity Leisure Cen­tre, from 9am to 2pm on Satur­day March 19.

Methodist Good­will man­ager Lyal Bren­ton says this will be the 16th Yes­ter­day’s Trea­sures sale.

‘‘They have be­come a ma­jor fundraiser for Methodist So­cial Ser­vices. Last year we raised just on $24,000 and sold around 70 per cent of the trea­sures over the five hours. ‘‘At next year’s sale we will be adding items that will have more ap­peal to younger peo­ple. We will have a ‘Tomorrow’s Trea­sures To­day’ stall, which will in­clude items that may not be trea­sures to­day but as col­lecta­bles they could very well have value in the fu­ture. We’ll also have a mod­ern cloth­ing sec­tion which in­cludes a great range of men’s and women’s leather jack­ets; we’ll have more toys and books for sale as well as a se­lec­tion of vinyl records.’’

If you want to do­nate goods you can drop them off at any of their Good­will shops or at their de­pot at 663 Main Street. If you need the goods picked up just give Lyal a call on (06) 3501464.

Fol­low­ers of Yes­ter­day’s Fash­ions, from left, vol­un­teers and com­mit­tee mem­bers Lila Mathe­son and Va­lerie Dittmer with Methodist good­will man­ager Lyal Bren­ton, set the trend at Yes­ter­day’s Trea­sures.

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