The celebration of Lancefield op shop’s 10th birthday last month paid tribute to its long-term volunteers.
Opportunity Knocks has raised more than $368,000 since it opened at Lancefield Neighbourhood House a decade ago.
And a group of 13 volunteers has been there every step of the way.
They were each presented with lapel pins by Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas last month in recognition of their efforts.
Life membership badges were also awarded to Caroline Middenway and Linda Davies – committee members of the neighbourhood house for 27 and 28 years, respectively.
Money raised at Opportunity Knocks goes back to the local community. Over the years the op shop has contributed defibrillators to sports groups and community buildings, and has made donations to Lancefield Skate Park, Lancefield Primary School and St Mary’s Parish School.
Neighbourhood House co-ordinator Vivien Philpotts said the organisation would be nothing without its volunteers.
“The neighbourhood house and all of the programs … only happen because of the commitment of our volunteers,” she said.
Opportunity Knocks is at 34 High Street, Lancefield.