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Op Shopping and our Circular Economy

Fashion to Compassion: Celebrating our Thriving Circular Economy

At Cancer Wellness Support, our two op shops provide stunning pieces at a remarkably low cost, all while generating vital funds for our purpose.

Located at Katoomba and Penrith, our op shops are a thriving circular economy, providing affordable goods to our local community and reducing waste by giving quality items a second life. 

At the heart of this is that $35 spent in one of our op shops provides one complementary therapy session for a person living with cancer. 

Did you know?

  • our two op shops collectively raise over $2 million annually, generating the vital funds needed for the therapies and programs we provide?
  • beyond 1:1 therapy sessions, we also provide specialised programs and group sessions such as Living and Thriving Mindfully, Group Acupuncture, and Write, Talk, Meditate
  • a person living with cancer and their family can utilise our services for as long as they remain as members, which means we can offer personalised support across the entire cancer care spectrum – from diagnosis, treatment and living with cancer, in an affordable way.


Op Shops Unite: Affordability, Accessibility and Sustainability

Our recent strategic brand review provided revealing insights into our brand – including a recognition of the quality of goods at affordable prices.

Coupled with the recent accreditation from Charitable Recycling Australia, we had an opportunity to share the activity of our Op Shop stores to our purpose of supporting individuals and their families living with cancer – we’ve been working on a fresh look and we’ve introduced a sub-brand for our op shops, along with an impactful activation strategy and campaign.


“We offer high-quality, affordable and sustainable choices while creating a community of support where everyone benefits – from those seeking affordable items to our local community and the environment we all share.”

Gail Searle, Retail Manager

Join our #UpliftingThrifting Movement

By purchasing enduring pieces from Cancer Wellness Support’s op shops, you actively contribute to our circular economy to benefit our people, our community and our environment. Your contribution will help support local people living with cancer and their families.

When was the latest time that you visited one of our op shops? Come and dabble in delightful discoveries and uncover style secrets at our Katoomba or Penrith op shops.

While you’re there, help us spread the word about your fashionable finds on your socials using our hashtag #UpliftingThrifting.

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