Big whiteware donation to City Mission

Christchurch City Mission property officer Brendan Douglas with some of the whiteware. Photo:...
Christchurch City Mission property officer Brendan Douglas with some of the whiteware. Photo: Supplied
Truckloads of whiteware and other items from a retirement village site being redeveloped in the central city have been donated to the Christchurch City Mission.

The fridges, dishwashers, washing machines and clothes driers come from Bishopspark Retirement Village, which is operated by Ryman Healthcare.

They will be worth tens of thousands of dollars to the mission.

Bishopspark suffered significant earthquake damage and is being rebuilt.

City Missioner Matt Mark said it had not only received whiteware but also other items, including chairs and furniture, from the site.

The sale of the whiteware would help generate income and provide an “incredible impact,” Mr Mark said.

The furniture will also be used when the mission helps those in need set up a home.

The mission has put some items on sale at its Great Opportunity Shop on Hereford St.

The transfer of goods was a result of luck and the mission’s property officer Brendan Douglas who was on the search for some fluorescent lights and panel heaters for a property project.

With the help of the Student Volunteer Army and other volunteers, all the whiteware was shifted out over the course of a weekend.



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