The Alderley Op Shop with a Big Heart

Volunteers Peter Thatcher (Op Shop Manager) with fellow Op Shop colleague, Mrs. Jocelyn Slater OAM

The Veteran’s Op Shop at 29 Samford Road, Alderley opened in December 2020 and has successfully navigated through this pandemic to remain open and provide a valuable service not only to the veteran community, but to the community at large.

Proceeds from the Veteran’s Op Shop are directed to help Wounded Heroes provide vital financial and housing support to veterans and their families in crisis.

The Op Shop has been a huge success since its inception with shoppers coming from far and wide to snag a bargain! Their shop motto is ‘We have a treasure for all – your job is simply to find it!’

Volunteers at the shop have been wonderfully surprised by the generosity shown by the community with a constant flow of donations streaming through the doors. Volunteers could not be more delighted to find these donations new homes, as Peter Thatcher, President of the Wounded Heroes Op Shop explains.

‘Nothing brightens your day more than to see the smile on a child’s face as they leave our shop with a beautiful Barbie Doll that our wonderful volunteer Margaret has so lovingly restored. You must come to shop to find out how she restores that beautiful Barbie Hair,’ said Peter. 

The Wounded Heroes Op Shop also goes above and beyond, providing immediate clothing packages for those in crisis – no forms to fill out, just a unique understanding from their staff who have seen the hard times and know what it is like to go without – just ask and they can help.

Please drop by to snap up a bargain and say hello to Peter and Jocelyn and all their wonderful team of volunteers who make up the Veteran’s OP Shop family at 29 Samford Road, Alderley. There is plenty of free parking is available at the rear of the building.

The shop is open from Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 4pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm. Donations can be dropped off during operational times. Alternatively, you can call Peter Thatcher, on 0401 625 353 to arrange an out of hours pickup or drop off. 

To keep updated with sales, news and developments (and their in store bargains!) visit their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/WHOpShopAlderley 

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