Pop-up Hospice shop for Awa­puni

The Tribune (NZ) - - NEWS -

Savvy city se­cond-hand shop­pers have a new op­por­tu­nity to grab a bar­gain from next week. Aro­hanui Hospice is set to open a pop-up shop in Awa­puni.

Aro­hanui’s Louise Cur­tis says ini­tial plans are to open the shop at 92 Col­lege Street, next to Liquor­land in the Awa­puni Shop­ping Cen­tre, for three months.

‘‘We want to sup­port a new area of Palmer­ston North. This will be our third shop in [the city] and our sixth shop across the re­gion. We hope the new shop will be well re­ceived by the Awa­puni com­mu­nity,’’

Other shops in the Aro­hanui net­work are be­ing well sup­ported in their lo­cal­i­ties by cus­tomers and by do­na­tors of used cloth­ing, toys, fur­ni­ture and bric-a-brac.

Pop-up shop staff are hop­ing that if the Roslyn ex­pe­ri­ence is any­thing to go by, the out­let may be­come more of a per­ma­nent fix­ture. All pro­ceeds will go to­wards meet­ing the $2.2m Aro­hanui Hospice needs to sub­sidise its an­nual core op­er­at­ing costs.

The of­fi­cial rib­bon-cut­ting will take place next Mon­day March 7 at 10am, with open­ing hours from 10am to 4pm Mon­day to Satur­day.

More de­tails about the hospice and the ser­vices it de­liv­ers are avail­able at aro­hanui­hos­pice.org.nz or 356 6606.

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