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www.times.co.nz Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, October 24, 2012 --- 13 118236-v2 HOWICK | PAKURANGA | THE GARDENS | MANUREWA | TAKANINI | PAPATOETOE For free pick up, telephone 640 0025 Furniture Bric a Brac Clothing & Shoes Jewellery Christmas Trees & Decorations Welcome to our Community Proudly sponsored by Times Newspapers Changing the way we shop ADVERTORIAL 118236A Shopping on a near-empty purse is a challenge but thanks to Pakuranga's new Hospice Shop, walking out empty-handed is near impossible. SINCE it opened two Saturdays ago, the brand new store on the corner of Reeves Road and Ti Rakau Drive, spe- cialising in quality pre-loved goods, has been humming with activity. Marketing and Events Manager for Totara Hospice South Auck- land, Karen Galvan, says customers love the steam cleaned clothing and clear sectioning of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, dinnerware, furniture, kids’ clothing, toys, books, bric a brac, and even a little black dress section. “The response from the commu- nity has been excellent,” says Karen. “We were fat out at the weekend and did a roaring trade on opening day and actually every day since has been a success! It’s really nice to have so much support from the community. “And even better is the fact that every penny spent in this shop goes towards providing free palliative care to our community.” Karen says people love support- ing hospice because so many are affected by terminal illness one way or another. The free service that Totara Hos- pice provides is so necessary she says, and is available to anyone affected by terminal illness. “At Totara Hospice it is not just palliative care that takes our focus. We also offer a Day Stay programme, counselling and family support, com- munity nursing, respite care and ambulatory services. Our services are diverse and it’s all free.” The new store’s prime location is proving to be fruitful according to Karen. “Also, if you have quality pre-loved things you want to donate to the shop and you can’t bring them in, we have a free collection service. It’s a great feeling to be able to recy- cle your no longer wanted items with us rather than just throwing them away.” Totara Hospice is calling for volunteers to help out at the new Pakuranga Hospice Shop which is open 7 days a week. “Volunteering is a great opportu- nity for young and mature people alike to get involved with something that is social and serves the commu- nity,” says Karen. “We’d love for you to join our happy retail team!” This latest Totara Hospice Shop project is one of six in the South Auckland region. The other shops are in Howick, Papatoetoe, The Gar- dens, Manurewa and Takanini. TOTARA HOSPICE SOUTH AUCKLAND Totara Hospice South Auckland was the inspiration of the late Rev Francis Fennell and a small group of people who shared a dream to provide hospice care in the Auckland area. The work of Totara Hospice South Auckland is required now more than ever as the only provider of free palliative care in our region. In 2010/2011 Totara Hospice cared for 741 community patients, admitted 394 patients to Totara House, received over 780 patient referrals, made over 10,000 community nursing visits and managed an average monthly caseload of 400 patients. Totara Hospice South Auckland forms an integral part of the health system in South Auckland and is the largest hospice in New Zealand. This year it celebrates 30 years of dedicated service in our community. To contact Totara Hospice South Auckland, volunteer or donate telephone 09 640 0025. www.hospice.co.nz THSA Marketing Manager Karen Galvan with Retail Volunteers Shannon Courtney and Helena Davis with THSA Assistant Retail Services Manager Ashley Campbell.
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