Container to cope with overflow from hospice shop display area

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The generosity of Eastern Southlanders has resulted in the Gore Hospice Shop bursting at the seams with donated goods.

Turnover at the shop was high, but the donation of goods, particularly furniture, had resulted in an overflow, shop manager Sue Neiman said.

However, the arrival of a large container on Friday had solved the storage dilemma.

The shop had a high turnover of furniture and clothing, but storage space was limited, Mrs Neiman said.

The shop had a dedicated furniture display room but it was not big enough to cope with the continuous supply coming in.

She paid tribute to the generosity of residents who donated goods which were in demand.

The shop was in an ideal location for both residents and tourists, who also visited the store, but it lacked storage room.

“We’re well patronised by the community and tourists,” Mrs Neiman said.

“Often we struggle for space.”

The hospice’s newly opened Te Anau outlet had also had a container delivered, she said.

Once furniture in the Gore store was sold, other pieces could be brought out of the container for display, Mrs Neiman said.