CRISIS support and suicide prevention charity, Lifeline, has opened an exciting new concept store in Nelson Bay.
The double-fronted shop is at 128 Magnus Street (next to Baskin Robbins ice cream shop) and is styled in a trendy boutique fashion with only high quality items for sale.
All items are $5 unless otherwise stated.
Retail Manager Shiralee Tilling told News of the Area, “We decided to open a shop in Nelson Bay as the Port Stephens community have been fantastic supporters of Lifeline and we are excited to give more to this area.”
The store is staffed by a mixture of paid employees and a team of fashion loving staff.
All proceeds from the store will go to support Lifeline’s local crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Lifeline Hunter and Central Coast is largely self-funded, relying on its 12 shops to generate the necessary revenue for its services.
Lifeline provides a 24/7 helpline for anyone feeling suicidal or in crisis on 131114.
They have a range of online tools and can also put you in touch with a support worker or provide a referral to other local services.
Both relationship and financial counselling services are available as well as a whole range of other initiatives.
The shop is open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.
A donation bin is situated outside the shop during opening hours where you can place donations.
Lifeline are in need of volunteers and a pack can be obtained by calling into the shop.
Lifeline Hunter and Central Coast save the lives of 5000 people annually but rely on community support for more than 80% of their funding.
The shop is a welcome addition to the Nelson Bay retail community.
By Sarah STOKES