Pearls of Port Stephen’s Fashion Pop Up Op Shop raises over $3000

Flags and fashion at the successful Pop-Up Op Shop organised by the Pearls of Port Stephens.

 

THERE was a fantastic community turnout at the fabulous Tea Gardens Pop-Up Op Shop held last Saturday 23 January, with the ‘Pearls of Port Stephens’ raising over $3000 to support research into Ovarian Cancer.

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With style and whimsy, the donated fashion was carefully displayed by volunteers so bargain hunters could easily find their sizes in clothing, shoes, bags, jewellery, and items all donated by the community.

Local, Margot Case, summed it up, “I bought so many lovely clothes, shoes, bags (yes I know I have too many) but at these amazing prices it’s hard to not buy.”

The funds raised will support research and actions to help women with ovarian cancer, to raise awareness and to improve outcomes for future generations.

Ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cancer in Australia.

About 1580 Australian women are diagnosed each year.

The ‘Pearls of Port Stephens’ group have had a strong start to the year, continuing to support the community through great fundraising activities and donations that make a difference.

 

By Sandra Murray

 

“Buy my wardrobe” was a theme for the day, as locals snapped up donated fashion bargains.

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