‘Used’ jewellery social reward


Gem of an idea: Sue Oaks, of the Good Shepherd Foundation, accepts a $7000 donation from Revamped Jewellery’s Jan Clarke. It will go towards a women’s refuge on the Mornington Peninsula. At rear are their teams. Picture: Gary Sissons

REVAMPED Jewellery volunteers who support women and their families on the Mornington Peninsula, started the charity group at home some years ago to help disadvantaged women and children.

They moved to a boutique in Carbine Way, Mornington, in February 2013, before moving again in 2016. They are now set up at Bentons Square Community Centre, Tuesdays 10am-3pm (except for school holidays).

The small group of volunteers clean, repair and price jewellery ready for sale.

“Over this period we have been able to support The Catherine Hamlin Foundation to assist 10 Ethiopian women have life-changing operations at a cost of $600 each,” volunteer Jan Clarke said. “So far this year we have made over $14,000.

“We are all thrilled to be able to assist many of our charities on the peninsula. We have also supported Dress for Success and Safe Steps.”

Last year the group donated $12,600 to charities including Smith family ($600); Clothes 4U ($1000); The Mirabel Foundation ($2000); The Good Shepherd Foundation ($3000); Mothers Supporting Families in Need ($1000); Knitting for Charity Chicks with Sticks ($1000); Southern Peninsula Community Support ($1500); Mornington Community Information pantry ($1500), and Westernport Community Information pantry ($1500).

First published in the Mornington News – 11 December 2018


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