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Lifeline to open furniture and homewares shop and warehouse in Thornton

Lifeline Hunter 2 mins read

Lifeline is opening a new concept store offering Lifeline’s value range of new furniture and homewares at affordable prices. The Lifeline Shop at Thornton will open to the public from 4th November with people able to view and purchase this exciting new product offering.

People will be able to purchase affordable new and used furniture and homewares whilst helping to fund local suicide prevention services.

Retail operations manager David Ison said that the organisation has introduced a new value range of product into our Lifeline Shops across the Hunter and Newcastle, with Thornton having the full range on display for purchase.

Mr Ison said that with cost of living pressures hitting people hard, Lifeline was excited to offer an affordable option for new furniture to complement the great selection of second hand items we are best known for. It will also help give customer more choice and access to furniture at a great price.

“We believe people will enjoy shopping in-store knowing that their purchase will help fund local Lifeline services,” Mr Ison said.

Proceeds from Lifeline’s shops fund local suicide prevention and support services such as free counselling in Maitland, Singleton, Cessnock and Newcastle.

“The new warehouse that operates alongside the shop is our new centralised donation drop off point that will service our 13 local Lifeline shops by sorting and delivering donated and value range goods to the stores."

"With the demand for Lifeline services growing in recent years, we need community support more than ever and shopping in a Lifeline Shop is a fun and impactful way to help make a difference."

”Volunteering is another way people can contribute and actively be involved in supporting Lifeline. We couldn’t offer the services we do at no cost to those reaching out for our help if it wasn’t for the invaluable support of volunteers both in our shops and on the crisis support line”.

“If anyone would like to be involved there is a wide range of roles that contribute to the success of a shop."

"Volunteers can serve customers, design shop displays, help sort donations, tidy the shop or work in the warehouse – even for just a few hours a week or on the weekend – we’d love to hear from them. It is a meaningful way to give back to your community and a great way to meet people", Mr Ison added.

With East Maitland opening in early October Thornton is the 13th op shop for Lifeline Hunter and the fourth in the Maitland area with shops also located in Rutherford and Maitland.

Other Lifeline Hunter op shops are in Cardiff, Hamilton North, Morisset, Nelson Bay, Raymond Terrace, Singleton, Toronto, Wallsend and Warners Bay. For shop locations and opening hours visit

The Thornton furniture and homeware shop is at 32 Pipeclay Ave, Thornton, open Monday to Friday 9am – 5am and Saturday 9am – 4pm and Sunday 10am - 4pm. People wishing to donate goods or to volunteer at any shop should visit in-store or phone 1300 152 854. Furniture pick-up service is available on 4072 1614.

Nine Australians die every day by suicide and more than 65,000 Australians make a suicide attempt each year. Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians between the ages of 15 and 44.

Key Facts:

24 hour crisis support: Ph 13 11 14. Text: 0477 13 11 14. Chat online:

Lifeline free counselling appointment bookings: 1300 152 854


Contact details:

Emma Askew 0422 912 742.

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