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Westies give it up for Hospice

Published: Fri 17 Aug 2012 05:24 PM
17 August 2012
Westies give it up for Hospice
Second hand goods are pouring in to local Hospice Shops in West Auckland as a result of the Give it Up for Hospice campaign which is running throughout August.
“It’s incredible to see how generous West Aucklanders are,” says Barbara Williams, CEO of Hospice West Auckland. “The team are rushed off their feet collecting and sorting donations, and we’ve had some quite special items come in so far such as a complete designer wardrobe from someone who has gone down a dress size and a 1950s wedding dress in absolute mint condition.”
But it is not just clothing that is being donated, it is also furniture and household items such as the Royal Albert jug that came in recently. “It’s wonderful that people are trusting us with their precious items as they know that every dollar we make goes directly to caring for those in need,” says Ms Williams.
Right now Hospice West Auckland is reviewing the location of their Hospice Shops and the Henderson branch will be closing shortly while a new site is secured. However it is still open during August.
People are being asked to sort out their unwanted good quality clothing, bric-a-brac, homeware and furniture and drop them into their local Hospice shop. During August, clothing can also be dropped off at West Auckland Postie shops. Hospice can also collect larger items, and can be contacted on 0508 4 HOSPICE.
The West Auckland Hospice shops are located in New Lynn, Te Atatu, Henderson and Helensville, and the Postie shops are located at Westgate, Waitakere Plaza and Lynnmall.
ENDS

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