For 10 years Murray Bridge woman Dorothy Head has been raising money for the RFDS at The Hangar Op Shop on Fifth Street, Murray Bridge.
Dorothy opened the shop 10 years ago, with her late husband, Alan, and since then has raised an amazing total of more than $275,000 for the RFDS.
If you haven’t had the chance to visit the shop yet – make sure that you do, because you never know what treasures you might find hidden deep in the shelves or hanging on the racks!
Dorothy’s secret to The Hangar Op Shop’s success is not only in the merchandise she finds – “the older the better” – but it is undoubtedly her passion for the shop.
“We find lots of people coming in looking for older things that they say work better than what you can buy today – like cake tins, egg poachers and saucepans,” she said.
Dorothy doesn’t rely just on goods handed from the community, but every week attends garage sales to find the treasures she knows will sell in the shop.
“I really enjoy running the shop and what makes it even more special ist hat I’m doing it for such a wonderful organisation that appreciates it. To be appreciated for what you do is all you can ask for,” she says.
Dorothy is helped in the shop by her friendly counterpart, Marie Lawrence.
You can visit Dorothy and Marie and find your own treasures in The Hangar Op Shop at 2 Fifth Street, Murray Bridge, from 9am to 5pm from Wednesdays to Fridays.