FNQ to welcome mammoth new Vinnies shop at the Cairns Showgrounds - St Vincent de Paul Society QLD
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    FNQ to welcome mammoth new Vinnies shop at the Cairns Showgrounds

    The new Vinnies Shop at the Cairns Showgrounds will be the second biggest in Queensland.

    Bargain hunters get ready – the second biggest Vinnies shop in Queensland is opening in Cairns this weekend!

    On Saturday, October 16 at the Cairns Showgrounds Shopping Centre, the biggest ever Vinnies shop in Far North Queensland will be officially opened to the public, with special giveaways and prizes for shoppers on the day.

    Vinnies Queensland General Manager of Operations Drew Eide said the new Cairns Shop would provide locals with unique, pre-loved bargains on fashion, homewares, antiques, collectables and more.

    “As our second biggest shop in the state, the new Cairns Vinnies will feature more than 700m2 of floor space packed with unique, one-of-a-kind finds, with something for the whole family,” he said.

    “As with all Vinnies Shops, sale profits go back to supporting the community – that new dress, that couch, those books, those toys, that new set of wine glasses – all of those purchases go towards helping local Queenslanders in need.

    The Cairns Showgrounds Shop will have plenty of fun finds for the whole family.

    “Far North Queensland was hit particularly hard by the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the opening of this shop will allow us to better support people in the community experiencing hardship, job losses or housing insecurity.

    “The new Vinnies won’t just be a great destination for shoppers, it will go a long way towards supporting people experiencing poverty, housing instability or family breakdown in the region, especially as Far North Queensland was hit particularly hard financially by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

    Drew said volunteers and donations were always welcome at the new shop.

    “If you’re keen to volunteer, even for a few hours a week, visit vinnies.org.au/joinus,” he said.

    “Undamaged and quality donations are also accepted directly at the shop, but we ask people to please remember the rule – if you wouldn’t give it to a friend, don’t give it to Vinnies.”

    The new Shop includes an extensive book and furniture selection.

    The new Cairns Shop is located inside the Cairns Showgrounds Shopping Centre off Bruce Highway and will be open from 9am this Saturday.

    Ongoing, the opening hours of the new shop will be 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 4pm on Saturdays.