Iconic op-shop's half price sale
SINCE opening its doors in 1963, Royal Far West is one of the longest running opportunity shops in Coffs Harbour.
Until the end of the month, locals can grab a bargain from the store as it holds its 50-per-cent-off sale.
Royal Far West is a not-for-profit organisation that connects rural and remote Australian children with health care, offering a range of health, education and disability services to communities across Australia.
The Coffs Harbour branch was formed at a public meeting in 1949. Local volunteers raised money by selling used clothing from the garage of the home of a volunteer before establishing the first shop in Moonee St in 1972.
Today it's a modern shop with shelves stocked with all sorts of goods, from clothing to kitchenware, toys and other treasures.
However, life member Jill Gill, who has been volunteering for almost 22years, says there's a dire need for more volunteers.
"The shop is run by unpaid volunteers who not only serve the customers but accept and sort those precious donations of goods from the local community,” she said.
"At the moment we are really lacking volunteers and need more help.”
Shifts are about three and a half hours long.
Visit the shop on the corner of Moonee St and West High St or phone 66516747 if you are interested.