Joyce Palmer, who has been a volunteer at the Gympie Lifeline shop since its inception in 1985, is looking forward to the shop’s 25th birthday celebrations.
Joyce Palmer, who has been a volunteer at the Gympie Lifeline shop since its inception in 1985, is looking forward to the shop’s 25th birthday celebrations. Contributed

Volunteer marks 25th with Lifeline

GYMPIE Lifeline has been in operation since June 15, 1985, and the volunteers and staff will celebrate the special occasion with Joyce Palmer, who has been a dedicated volunteer since its inception.

In Mary Street, in the hub of Gympie, Lifeline Shop has been supplying affordable, reused goods and clothing to the Gympie community for 25 years.

Shop managers Narelle and Gail are happy and excited about the milestone they have reached and hope to continue their rewarding work for years to come.

Like an old friend or an historical landmark, residents get a sense of nostalgia about the Gympie Lifeline as it seems to have “always been there”.

It’s a bit like Lifeline in its essence really – always there for people in need.

Gympie Lifeline, like all the shops in the Sunshine Coast network, raises much-needed funds for the counselling services that Lifeline provides free of charge to those hurting within our Coast community.

Lifeline Sunshine Coast currently receives more than 5800 phone calls each year on the 24 hour Crisis Line and more than 2500 face-to-face counselling sessions by appointment.

To find out more about Gympie Lifeline shop’s 25th birthday celebrations, phone Narelle or Gail 5482 9955.

Gympie Times


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