Franklin Hospice’s shop celebrated its 10th birthday on June 10, 2018. Up until a couple of weeks ago the shop was called ‘Simply Giving,’ but it has been rebranded and is now called the ‘Franklin Hospice Shop.’ The new signage was done by Niki from The Creation Space.
Gael Coles and Shirley Roberts, who have both been Hospice volunteers for 21 years now, said “it’s a great achievement for Hospice and all volunteers involved!” These two long serving volunteers are probably the only ones that have been there since the start! “We’re like originals now,” they laughed. “Almost like furniture!” They said Vicki Burton, who has been the shop manager for almost three years, “does a great job.” The Franklin Hospice Shop is located at 29 King Street, Pukekohe.Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post