The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath has delivered a special address commending Leongatha’s St Peter’s Anglican Op Shop and its dedicated volunteers in State Parliament.
Ms Bath congratulated locals Coral Johnston, Kay Littlejohn and Pat Durling for collectively providing 100 years of service to the shop and the Leongatha community.
“The St Peter’s Anglican Op Shop is highly regarded for its exceptional customer service and ability to support the individual needs of shoppers,” said Ms Bath.
“Their dedicated volunteers go above and beyond, providing each customer with warm, welcoming and friendly service.
Adjacent to Leongatha’s St Peters Church, the Op Shop has been in operation for many years.
Ms Bath said the Op Shop creates a real sense of social connection with volunteers working hard to achieve quality donations.
“Every six months the St Peters Anglican Op Shop donates approximately $25,000 across many worthwhile charities and vital causes, locally and nationally,” said Ms Bath.
“Leongatha Primary School is one such deserving recipient, receiving financial assistance to support their wonderful breakfast club and Chaplaincy fund.
“Funds are also donated to the South Gippsland Shire Brass Band for the purchase of musical instruments so young community members have the opportunity to learn to play”.
Ms Bath said she wholeheartedly encourages the Leongatha community get behind St Peter Op Shop and it’s the volunteers.
“There are many bargains available without the expensive price tag, including quality children, men’s and women’s clothing; glass wear; old vinyl records and toys,” said Ms Bath.
“This store is a brilliant example of locals supporting locals and I sincerely commend the store and its volunteers for delivering long lasting benefits to our local community.”