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Lifeline opens new store in Childers

Kylie Brogden and Teresa Beens celebrate the opening in Childers.

New and second-hand clothing, a small range of furniture, bric-a-brac and more is being offered to the community at the new Lifeline store in Childers.

Located at 92 Churchill Street, the shop officially opened to the public on Monday and has already received great support from local shoppers.

Lifeline Regional Business Manager Kylie Brogden said Childers offered a high traffic flow and a very supportive community which made it the perfect place to set up a space.

“Childers is a nice little heritage town with 9500 cars going past daily,” she said.

“We hope Lifeline will add value and provide the opportunity for locals in Childers to shop in their hometown and support us, which we have seen with a number of people already through the doors in this first hour.”

Kylie said proceeds from sales would support both the local community and Lifeline in general.

“We will help the community by providing a really reasonably priced product to the people in the town, and all the funds will go back into our crisis support service that helps Childers,” she said.

“It is really important that we get support from the local community, firstly so we can raise funds for our local crisis support services, and two, to keep the recycling going.

“We accept donations which provides us with the means to raise funds, so it is a full circle process that benefits the community.

“You can come straight into the shop to donate or give us a call and we can organise a pickup with our truck if it is something larger.”

Kylie said the Childers Lifeline store offered a boutique feel, selling new and second-hand items.

“We have some exclusive new-with-tag products which have been donated but are still brand new,” she said.

“We also have some new products that we source from suppliers and then we will have our donated items.

“We will also try to introduce a small range of furniture.”

Volunteers Jenny Booker and Allie Green.

Kylie said with the shop now open, the hunt was on for volunteers.

“At the moment we have six volunteers, and we need another four to six volunteers who we are happy to welcome every day,” she said.

“All they need to do is pop in and touch base with me or Teresa and we can get them started up.”

Childers Store Manager Theresa Beens said volunteering at Lifeline was a great way to give back to the community and meet new people.

“It is great to work with the customers to help them find what they need and make them happy, all while knowing the money raised does go towards suicide prevention,” Theresa said.

“It is a great way to meet other people while also helping people.

“For example, our stores get a lot of items such as wheelchairs and wheely walkers which people need, so you know they have left happy, and you’ve helped them.”

Shopping at Lifeline is an active step in bringing hope to people in every corner of Queensland.

All of the money raised in stores supports people across Australia when they need it most, because profits from our shops go toward our 13 11 14 Crisis Support Line and suicide prevention services.

If you or anyone you know needs support contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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