Situated in Williamstown's popular shopping precinct, the Williamstown Hospital Opportunity Shop has long been a favourite browsing spot for the local community, however, it's now becoming known far and wide as the place to find that little gem you've been searching for!
Stocking women's, men's & children's clothing & shoes, books, cd's & dvd's, artworks, bikes, jewellery, handbags, manchester, kitchen items, china and much more it really is a fun spot to spend an hour.
Thanks to the hard working and dedicated team of more than 40 volunteers the shop raises over $100,000 each year for The Williamstown Hospital.
Volunteers Roz and Kim, neighbours from Altona North, spend Monday afternoons helping in the shop. Roz enthuses, "I love the team, the wonderful rapport, caring and understanding. It's a joy to come and volunteer here and I love the fact that when I do I'm helping our community." Kim added, "we always have a good laugh with the customers and both the volunteers and customers feel great that we're raising money for our hospital."
Some of the more notable recent purchases made with the funds raised by the shop, include:
The supply and installation of an automated irrigation system for the grounds of The Williamstown Hospital
The purchase of sails and garden furniture for the hospital courtyard
Electrosurgical generator for the operating suite
Neurological couch for the Physiotherapy Department
Reclining chairs for the Lower West Wards to allow family members to stay overnight with sick relatives
Outdoor furniture for Aged Care Unit patients
The installation of new blinds in the GEM Ward and Lower and Upper Wards which provide greater privacy for patients and the recent repainting of the GEM Ward with the colour scheme chosen by nursing staff and project workers to create a calmer environment.
So whether you're looking for a new book to take on holidays, some knick knacks for home, a dress or suit for work or an outfit for a fancy dress party The Williamstown Hospital Opportunity Shop is the place to head to. We look forward to welcoming you!