Wingham LIfeline Shop

Potential new volunteers at the open day in Wingham.
Potential new volunteers at the open day in Wingham.

More than 30 people attended a special open day at the new Wingham Lifeline shop on Isabella Street.

Locals interested in volunteering at the new shop - due to open later this month - were invited to the open day to meet the team and fill out application forms.

Organisers of the event were delighted with the response and say they have now signed up plenty of volunteers.

New Wingham Lifeline shop manager Beth Byrne, retail Coordinator Jemma McDonald, Forster shop manager Peita Dent and business manager Kurt Russell.

New Wingham Lifeline shop manager Beth Byrne, retail Coordinator Jemma McDonald, Forster shop manager Peita Dent and business manager Kurt Russell.

The shop will be housed in the old Hawkins Ford building at 41 Isabella Street which is currently being fitted out.

Donation bins featuring the art of acclaimed artist Adam Murray have been installed outside.

Business manager Kurt Russell said Wingham is the best place to open a new shop.

"We are hoping it is embraced as it becomes part of the towns fabric and culture of recycling."

Lifeline will answer one million calls this year and the demand for Lifeline services continues to grow with more people than ever before using the service.

For suicide prevention and crisis support services call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or connect online at www.lifeline.org.au.