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OP SHOP WEEK COMING UP

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HOW COULD YOU RESIST BUYING SOMETHING OFF THE THREE LOVELY LADIES? CAROL TAYLOR, SUE COSTELLO AND BEV PYKE FROM THE HOSPICE OP SHOP AND MODELLING IS MOTHER AND SON, PATRICK AND GENEVIVE WARE (GEN IS ALSO THE MANAGER).

Friends of Hospice Care Op Shop –Boutique Style Op Shop

NATIONAL Op Shop Week 2015 will take place from Sunday 23rd – 30th August 2015.

This is the fourth National Op Shop Week and the campaign slogan for 2015 is ‘Op Till You Drop!’. “Charity op shops play a key role in delivering community services across Australia” said Jon Dee, the Founder of National Op Shop Week. “Indeed, many Australians rely on the support and assistance provided by our charity op shops.”

“That’s why we want everyone to ‘Op Till You Drop!’. We need people to donate good quality clothing and other goods to their local charity op shops and we need people to purchase them so that money can be raised to fund these vital services.” Friends of Hospice Op Shop is situated at 33 Little Bridge Street offering a boutique style experience. Throughcolourful displays and a youthful energy we deliver quality goods at realistic op shop prices. The generous donations from the community have given us the opportunity to sell a large variety of preloved items. These include, men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, homewares, bric-a-brac, shoes, linen, craft, books, jewellery, handbags and small furniture pieces. Visit us on Facebook for weekly colourful in store product images and information about events. “Our dedicated team of volunteers deliver a welcoming service aligned with the values of Ballarat Hospice Care Inc. (Ballarat Hospice)loyalty, honesty, trust, skill, kindness, respect and willingness. Thank you to our volunteers, the community, local business and our sponsors including Telstra, Ing Homewares, Flash Drive and Stockland Wendouree. Ballarat Hospice truly values this wonderful community support. All funds raised are directed back into service provision for the patients, families and carers”, Gen Ware, Manager Op Shop.

Commencing twenty three years ago Ballarat Hospice is a registered Not for Profit Organisation which is governed by a Board of Management and managed by Executive Officer Cartia Potts. Specialist palliative care services are delivered within the Ballarat City, Hepburn Shire, North West of the Golden Plains Shire and the western part of the Moorabool Shire. Carita Potts said “Ballarat Hospice offers holistic care to people with life threatening illness, and to their families and carers. We focus on symptom management and quality of life from the perspective of the patient and family. Services include specialist nursing care, psychosocial, spiritual, and welfare services and the loan of equipment, all without cost to the patient and the family. The Op Shop not only injects funds for Ballarat Hospice to continue this service but raises awareness of palliative care and our organisation” The Friends of Hospice Op Shop is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. Donations are welcome within shop hours. Like to volunteer? Please contact Ballarat Hospice reception on the number below or visit us in store.