Lifeline’s newest retail store in Gladesville will be officially opened by Hunters Hill Mayor, Cr. Mark Bennett on Friday, 7 February.
The largest of Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury’s stores, Lifeline Shop Gladesville, has an extensive range of quality pre-loved goods including clothing, books, homewares and furniture. Every item has been donated by the community and all purchases support Lifeline’s crisis support and suicide prevention services.
“The revenue raised by Lifeline Shops significantly contributes to our ability to serve the community,” says Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury’s CEO Wendy Carver. “We chose this location for a Lifeline Shop to raise awareness of Lifeline’s crisis support services around the Gladesville area.”
“We’re delighted that the generous size of the store allows us to increase the number and types of items we sell, particularly select pieces of furniture,” continued Mrs Carver. “Shoppers will find a wonderfully eclectic range of interesting stock, which will change every day.
The site was previously Betta Electrical on Massey St and has been given a facelift to make it suitable for fashion, homewares, collectables and toys. Lifeline has repurposed a number of donated items to style the store, giving it a unique look and welcoming feel.
“It is Lifeline’s vision to see an Australia free of suicide. We work towards this vision by focussing on our community. The crisis support and suicide prevention services that we deliver are designed to help whoever may need counselling or support. Our services are made possible by the tireless efforts of our volunteers and through the generosity of local donors,” says Mrs Carver.
Donations can be dropped off at the store during trading hours. As with all charity-run shops, Lifeline requests that donations are not left on the footpath out-of-hours – this is a hazard for passersby and a large cost to the charity to clean up. Furniture is not accepted unless prior approval has been given by Lifeline.
“We would love to see members of the local community support our shop and come by to meet us at the official opening,” says Mrs Carver.
The Lifeline Shop in Gladesville will be officially opened at 11am on Friday, February 7th, with doors open Mon-Sat 9:00am-4:00pm.
Lifeline Shop Gladesville
1 Massey Street (near Victoria Rd)
02 9879 3009
Need crisis support now? We’re here to help. Call 13 11 14 (24/7)
For more information: www.lifelineh2h.org.au