National Op Shop Week to be celebrated in Leeton in 2017

SALE: St Peter's Anglicare Op Shop volunteers (from left) Kay Marks, Joan Marks and Gayle Patten with Father Robert Murphy ahead of National Op Shop Week.

SALE: St Peter's Anglicare Op Shop volunteers (from left) Kay Marks, Joan Marks and Gayle Patten with Father Robert Murphy ahead of National Op Shop Week.

AS RESIDENTS search to find ways of saving money, there is no better way to get thrifty than at the town’s op shops. 

National Op Shop Week will be held from August 27 to September 2 and it will be an opportunity for Leeton residents to not only support these stores, but also save themselves a coin or two. 

The St Peter’s Anglicare Op Shop is already having a huge sale and will continue to do so right through until the end of the national initiative. Father Robert Murphy said op shops were a treasure trove of finds and bargains. 

“People find all kinds of things … there are many hidden treasurers,” he said. The St Peter’s Op Shop has everything from clothes and furniture to books, knick knacks and everything in between. 

Father Robert Murphy said their store had increasingly noticed residents getting involved with the current recycling and upscaling trend. 

Research shows Australian women’s wardrobes are bursting with items that could be donated to these stores for others to buy and wear or even turn into something else. 

The St Peter’s store is manned by a band of volunteers. It is open every Thursday and Friday from 10am to 2pm and Saturday from 9am to noon. 

People find all kinds of things … there are many hidden treasurers. - Father Robert Murphy

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