When a vision meets determination and masses of community support, extraordinary things happen. On 10…
Nelson Tasman Hospice opened its fifth charity shop on Saturday the 10th of June. The shop is located in what was previously the IHC Op Shop in the Wakatu Industrial Estate. With a completely new look, “Op Shop on Saxton” aims to create a slightly different op shop experience with its “treasure trove” layout. The multiple rooms invite keen op shoppers to browse at leisure – even on a Sunday!
As with the other Nelson Tasman Hospice Op Shops, items for sale will be updated daily. So, if you are into sustainable shopping, second-hand clothing, vintage, and objects to recycle, reuse, repurpose and rehome you will want to visit often! Future developments include opening additional spaces for shopping and a possible community collaboration focusing on upcycling.
Proudly carrying the “Sustainable Shopping” tagline, Op Shop on Saxton recognises that everything we buy has health, environmental and social impacts.
Sustainable shopping is an eco-friendly and socially responsible way of consuming. It considers the entire life cycle of a product – from its manufacture to its disposal.
Sustainable not only refers to the type of shopping we know customers love. It also refers to the fact that Nelson Tasman Hospice operates these shops as one way to try and ensure the future of Hospice Services in the region. As with Hospices around Aotearoa, New Zealand, Nelson Tasman Hospice has very significant and escalating costs of clinical care. This necessitates the ongoing review of models of care and service delivery for the future.
The hospice shops operating throughout the Nelson Tasman region are staffed by managers who are supported by a dedicated volunteer team.
Those that work with Hospice Shops thoroughly enjoy the challenge of raising funds for Nelson Tasman Hospice. They successfully raise almost half of the $3.5M funding shortfall each year. The Hospice Shops really are living by their tagline ‘turning second-hand goods into first-class care’.
Nelson Tasman Hospice provides free specialist palliative care services for people of all ages with life-limiting illnesses, supporting them and their whānau, through illness, death, and bereavement. Our care is available throughout the Nelson Tasman region and is provided for around 240 people each month.
Thank you to everyone that has supported us with opening Op Shop on Saxton
Quality second-hand donations directly fund the cost of providing palliative care, free of charge to local communities throughout Nelson Tasman.
If you are considering a clean-out or have quality clothes, furniture or homeware that you no longer need please consider donating them to one of our shops. Supporting the service and your community in this way makes a significant impact on our ability to continue to provide free hospice services. We offer free pick-up for large furniture donations.