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Bargains galore as Lifeline moves shop

Friday, 6th September, 2013

Lifeline volunteer Selma McConnell with fundraising and events manager Trevor Odgers inside the Mercury St workshop. Lifeline volunteer Selma McConnell with fundraising and events manager Trevor Odgers inside the Mercury St workshop.

By Kurtis J Eichler

Lifeline is looking to clear its entire Mercury Street workshop as it prepares to move to its new home at the tip.

City Council awarded the charity organisation a two-year lease on the second-hand shop at the tip after a long hunt for a new lessee.

Lifeline is now faced with the task of clearing years of donated goods including paintings, plates and bicycles to save volunteers from lugging it all to the new site on September 18.

The organisation is slashing prices on some quality items for the next two weeks. Children’s bikes are selling for $2 and adult’s bikes for $20.

“We want people to come down and take the opportunity to have a look and pick up some stuff in our big sale and support Lifeline,” said Lifeline’s manager Scott Hammond said.

“You can come and pick up a box of bric-a-brac for $5.” 

Lifeline opened the workshop in 1977 and it has been popular with people on the hunt for bargain furniture and the like.

They will keep the land at Mercury Street, with Mr Hammond hinting at a possible second store opening there if the move was “financially viable”.

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