THE treasured San Remo op shop has re-opened much to the joy of the local community.
The community – and the op shop volunteers – couldn’t wait for the re-opening of the Bass Coast Health San Remo Opportunity Shop on Monday, November 8, and people went on a spending spree to celebrate.
The op shop took a record day’s taking of $1600, after being shut for 12 weeks during the recent COVID lockdown.
“We had so many people come in and say they were glad we had re-opened. We try to keep prices low and we’re really the only op shop in San Remo and Newhaven,” op shop president Sara Fleisner said.
“We have people who are genuinely in need and we also have volunteers and shoppers who enjoy the camaraderie. For the people who volunteer here, we are like a second family.”
Proceeds from the op shop go towards a variety of services at Bass Coast Health (BCH), including the L. Rigby Centre for cancer treatment at Wonthaggi Hospital.
BCH is grateful to the op shop volunteers for their patience during the COVID lockdown weeks.
The volunteers were extremely keen to get back and appreciate everyone’s donations during lockdown.
The op shop is open Monday-Friday, 10am-2.30pm, and is located at 65D Back Beach Road, San Remo.