Bargain-hunting benefits refuge

University of Otago commerce student Azra Findlay (19) browses through some of the designer labels at Te Whare Pounamu Women’s Refuge Appeals Week clothing sale in Dunedin on Saturday.

She was one of dozens who queued outside the door, waiting to get in, and one of hundreds who attended the event at Petridish, in Stafford St, to get their hands clothing from labels such as Trelise Cooper, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Wynn Hamlyn, Taylor, Hej Hej, Maggie Marilyn and Icebreaker.

About $12,000 was made in the sale; it would be added to the $28,000 already raised by the appeals week volunteers, to give to the Dunedin Women’s Refuge.

Event co-co-ordinator Carrie Wooller said the $40,000 raised would help support services, and boost the levels of non-perishable food items and warm winter clothing for the families the refuge worked with.

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