Royal touch for hospice shop

02:04, Apr 29 2011
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NOT INTERESTED: Security guard Athian Charles Le Fleur won't be watching the royal wedding tonight because he's working. But he says, "I'm not really interested anyway."
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STUDENT MATTER: Uni student Tom Rause from Epsom isn't likely to watch the wedding. "I'm playing a gig tonight so I probably won't watch it - and it doesn't really interest me."
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DIVIDED LOYALTIES: Royal Oak resident Ray Neems, left, says he will be watching the rugby tonight and thinks the wedding is a big waste of money. But his wife, Bev, says she will be and thinks it's just what people need at the moment with all the terrible things happening in the world.
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NO CHOICE: Onehunga resident Dean Williamson says he not that interested in the wedding but his flatmate is forcing him to watch the royal event.

A celebration of all thing Royal is on display at the Royal Oak Hospice Shop, in celebration of today's(Friday) wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The items on display have been received from the estate of a Mercy Hospice patient and are up for sale.

The shop is at 728 Manukau Rd and locals are encouraged to pop in to immerse themselves in the rich and colourful comemmoration of past Royal milestones.

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WEDDING FEVER: From left; Royal Oak hospice shop volunteers Rose Fauchelle, Sophie Ravlich, Helen Ravlich and Nolene McSkimming all got dressed up for the day to help celebrate Will and Kate's wedding.

Store manager Helen Ravlich says all the staff have got into the royal spirit and dressed up in clothes from the shop.

"It's so nice to have something happy to focus on amongst all the doom and gloom out there," she says.

Mercy Hospice provides palliative care as well as support for family, friends and carers of those affected by life-limiting illnesses.

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ROYAL REGALIA: The items on display have been received from the estate of a Mercy Hospice patient and are up for sale. Mercy Hospice provides palliative care as well as support for family, friends and carers of those affected by life-limiting illnesses.

All hospice services are offered free of charge and Mercy Hospice shops are run to support the organisation, selling quality second-hand goods donated by those whose lives the hospice has touched.

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QUEEN'S HEAD: A Queen Elizabeth II bust in the hospice shop.

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