#Shop4Good on Saturday 28th September at the Hastings Store

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Paige Kaye

Come turn second-hand goods into first-class care at the Cranford Hospice #Shop4Good event this Saturday 28th September at the Hastings Store.

The day will see 40 local businesses members running the store, coming together to make your dollar spent in the store go even further. For every $1 spent in store on the day, it will be matched with a $1.50! There will also be a special Trade Me #Shop4Good Auction for those who can’t make it in store on the day.

The local businesses are all part of the BNI Wine Country, a networking group that has chapters across New Zealand who support their local hospices.

There’s something for everyone at this event, with new and specially donated items on offer for this event only; as well as pop up activities and things to keep the kids - and adults – entertained. From 9am - 4pm BNI will be manning the tills, and helping replenish the stock and sausages for a good day out.

The Hastings store, located at 306 Queen Street West will also be launching their new Container Store on the day, an exciting new initiative out of the back of their current store catering to those who want to rummage for a bargain.

“People are becoming more conscious of where they shop and how they shop,” Our Marketing and Fundraising Manager, Sheena Revington shares.

“This #Shop4Good event highlights how you can get twice the benefit by shopping at our Cranford Hospice stores – you can buy quality items without the environmental price-tag, as well as helping support people who are cared for and supported by Cranford.”

Peter Barry, President of the BNI Wine Country, says, “Hospice has a two-degree of separation – everyone knows of someone who has used its services. Supporting Cranford is a personal journey for many of us.”

On any given day, Cranford Hospice touches the lives of over 200 Hawke’s Bay husbands and wives, sons and daughters, friends, whānau, neighbours and colleagues, and this is a great opportunity to come down and support the mahi that Cranford does, helping those in need. Every year Cranford Hospice needs to fundraise raise over $3 million from the community, and their retail stores play an important role in raising these essential funds. They really do turn second-hand goods into first-class care.

You may have read in our previous articles about one of our volunteers, Cath, and how when she had to start calling on Cranford to help care for her husband Chris, she felt what a difference it made to their lives.

“When we had to start calling Cranford for help it was like welcoming family. And that’s what it was 100% of the way through, everyone was like family.”

“Supporting this event will make a real difference in the lives of people cared for by Cranford Hospice.” Says Sheena, “It’s a great opportunity to have a fun day out, and make your dollar go even further to helping families like Cath’s get the care they need.”

When: Saturday 28th September

Where: Hastings Store, 306 Queen Street West

Time: 9am - 4pm

What: A #Shop4Good family fun day with unique items for sale, the opening of our container store, and activities to keep everyone entertained.