Hospital Auxiliary Op Shop Appeal

Annual Appeal: Help Rebuild Winchelsea’s Op Shop

In November 2020, we lost our Hospital Auxiliary Op Shop to fire. In losing this building we lost significant community connections which are vital in a small rural area. The Op Shop was a facility which provided a hub for passionate volunteers and customers, and directed significant funds raised to the benefit of Hesse Rural Health. (Learn more about Winchelsea’s Op Shop history by clicking here).

We aim to rebuild the Op Shop, increasing its size and capacity in order to continue to provide a community hub for the growing Winchelsea community, as well as raising much needed funds for our Health Service – a service we all rely on!

To this end we are seeking your support. Our aim is to raise $400,000 and we are reaching out to all sections of the community to help us in our quest.

Levels of sponsorship are:

Diamond $5,001+ Gold $1,001 – $2,500 Bronze $101 – $500
Platinum $2,501 – $5,000 Silver $501 – $1,000 Friends $1 – $100

Further details can be found on the Hesse Rural Health website Donations page or via direct deposit:

Account Name: Hesse Rural Health                           BSB Number: 633 000

Account Number: 1279 86677                                     Reference: [your name] + donation

Donations are tax deductible, with each donor recognised on a donor board in the shop at the completion of the project, unless requested to remain anonymous.

Please feel free to discuss any enquiries regarding donations with Jessica Culhane, Hesse Rural Health’s Communications and Community Partnerships Officer on 03 5327 1200 or via email at

The completion of this project is paramount for both our community and our Health Service. We very much hope that you will consider supporting this very worthy cause.