Hospice shop upgrade

Hospice Kaipara Inc chair, Dale Schick, with store manager, Jayne Walker, are preparing to move out of the current store for renovations

Hospice Kaiparas popular Pennies for Heaven shop is closing — but only for a few short weeks to enable renovations to be made. During the revamp stage they will be open just two doors further along Victoria Street and will return to their premises early in November.

Hospice Kaipara Incorporated chair, Dale Schick, says that apart from being a popular community asset, the shop provides a vital source of funding for additional staffing, equipment and services for clients — negating the need for multiple cake stalls and raffles.

“Kaipara people love the chance to buy pre-loved goods for reasonable prices, and the revamp will mean we can display these in a fresh and clean, upgraded store,” said Mrs Schick.

The present shop will close on October 9, and the pop-up shop will open on October 10 selling new season clothing and books, and Mrs Schick apologises for any inconvenience. Hospice Kaipara Inc is currently looking for volunteers to sit on its board where they would be involved for three to four hours every second month. Mrs Schick emphasised that the role does not involve day-to-day management.

Mrs Schick urged people to consider offering their time and experience. “Hospice is such a worthwhile community resource, and aims to support the patient, whanau and carers through a positive end-of-life experience.”

She can be contacted at 09 439 7224.


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