Rockingham’s RSPCA WA op shop tops

Beth Philipps (a 15-year volunteer), manager Sue Stewart (also a 15-year volunteer) and Kim Taylor (a 12-vear volunteer). Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au   d443270
Beth Philipps (a 15-year volunteer), manager Sue Stewart (also a 15-year volunteer) and Kim Taylor (a 12-vear volunteer). Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d443270

WHEN customers shop at the best op shop in Western Australia, they not only get retail therapy and a bargain, but also help animals in need throughout the State.

RSPCA WA’s op shop on Sunlight Drive in Port Kennedy was recently named the best in WA following the completion of the I Love to Op Shop competition, which attracted entries from throughout the State during National Op Shop Week.

Some local people have described the volunteer-run charity shop as a “well-kept secret”, and shop manager Sue Stewart said the team of 15 shop staff were so excited to discover that they’d been named the best op shop in the State.

“We were all thrilled at the news because proceeds raised at the shop go towards the prevention of animal cruelty and neglect.

“So not only can locals find a bargain when they come in, they’re also helping support the great work that RSPCA WA carries out in the community,” Ms Stewart said.

“We know we have a great shop here. In fact our regular customers tell us how much fun they have searching for real bargains, funky styles and quality clothes and household items.

“It really does feel fantastic to have won this competition.”