Mother Hubbard's Cupboard's new venture opens doors

Great find: Brian and Val Stewart show off some of the wares for sale at Mother Hubbard's Cupboard. Picture: Simon Bennett
Great find: Brian and Val Stewart show off some of the wares for sale at Mother Hubbard's Cupboard. Picture: Simon Bennett

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard will soon expand it's offerings with a new shop in Picton.

The popular Camden-based charity will soon take over management of the Collectables and Old Wares store on Argyle Street, Picton.

Co-founder Val Stewart said the former owner of the store had generously gifted Mother Hubbard's Cupboard the shop, its fixtures and the stock.

She said the new venture was an exciting prospect.

"It's exciting, it's a bit surreal and a little bit scary," Ms Stewart said.

"It's a lovely gift and perhaps it will open Picton up to us a bit more.

"We don't normally spend a lot of time in Picton as not many of the people we help are based down there.

"They are mostly based in Campbelltown, Macquarie Fields and places like that."

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard provides support for women and children fleeing domestic violence.

Their charity shop in Camden stocks donated items, whereas the new shop in Picton will stock antiques, homewares and collectibles.

All funds raised from purchases at the shops will benefit women and children in need.

Ms Stewart said Mother Hubbard's Cupboard's recent appearance on Network 10's The Living Room had put the charity on the map.

"I've had a lot of volunteers coming forward, I've put on about one a week lately thanks to The Living Room and stories in the Advertiser," she said.

"But we also needed customers and that is something that is taking off too.

"Last Saturday our volunteers at Camden were run off of their feet - sales had doubled.

"I was also told that someone had come all the way out here from the city so I walked around trying to find her.

"I asked a few people where they had come from and they said places like Penrith, Wollongong, Goulburn and Padstow - which is just amazing.

"They were all saying that the place is a treasure trove, and that there is nothing like this anywhere else."

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard will open it's Picton store on Thursday, June 3.

It will be open from 10am to 3pm Thursday to Monday.

Donations will only be accepted at the charity's op-shop at 65 Harrington Street, Elderslie.

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