Photo by Gerard O'Brien.
Otago Hospice opportunity shop volunteer Karen Templeman
(right) assists supervisor Philippa Samuel deal with a huge
amount of donated clothing.
The pair estimated yesterday's haul alone to the central
Dunedin store amounted to a ''good van-load''. Mrs Templeman
said the store was definitely busier, which she put down to
the recession driving more people to shop there, and
increasing awareness of the need for donated clothing and
Regular op-shopper Justin Chalmers, of Dunedin, said he
picked up decent clothes, often barely worn, at a fraction of
the price of new ones. He said he had bought more op-shop
clothes since the recession, although he had always been a
keen second-hand bargain hunter.