Op Shop Recharged

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The De­niliquin Recharge Sup­port Group has hon­oured a for­mer mem­ber by donat­ing $500 to the Fin­ley Hospi­tal Aux­il­iary Op Shop.

The do­na­tion was made in hon­our of An­nette Bain, who died of can­cer in Novem­ber last year and was a ded­i­cated mem­ber of both not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions, in­clud­ing a stint as the vice pres­i­dent of the Fin­ley Hospi­tal Aux­il­iary Op Shop.

Her hus­band Gilbert, a mem­ber of the Recharge Group, said she loved work­ing at the op shop.

Aux­il­iary pres­i­dent Lesley Wil­son said the money will go to­wards in­stalling new in­su­la­tion in the roof.

‘‘The build­ing is about 110 years old,’’ she said.

‘‘We can have five air con­di­tion­ers and they blow all day on the hot days and we can barely feel it.

‘‘It can be un­bear­able and that’s why we’re spend­ing the money on in­su­la­tion.’’

The De­niliquin Recharge Sup­port Group has mem­bers from Mathoura, Blighty and Fin­ley.

It col­lects old car and truck bat­ter­ies, and sells them to a re­cy­cling firm in Wagga Wagga to raise funds for peo­ple liv­ing with the fi­nan­cial bur­den of long-term med­i­cal treat­ment.

‘‘We en­sure the money we re­ceive goes back to the peo­ple who re­ally need it,’’ Mr Bain said.

‘‘It’s not cash but we can pro­vide fuel vouch­ers if you need to drive to Mel­bourne for med­i­cal rea­sons or we could pay for some­one’s elec­tric­ity bill.’’

For more in­for­ma­tion on the De­niliquin Recharge Sup­port Group con­tact Mr Bain on 0427 909 214.

■ Fin­ley Hospi­tal Aux­il­iary Op Shop pres­i­dent Lesley Wil­son re­ceiv­ing the $500 cheque from De­niliquin Recharge Sup­port Group pres­i­dent Gilbert Bain.

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