Anglican op-shop named after long-serving member

STALWART: Fay Cottle has had the Anglican op-shop's new cafe named after her for her years of service, pictured with Jess Munn. Photo: Emma Zirkel.
STALWART: Fay Cottle has had the Anglican op-shop's new cafe named after her for her years of service, pictured with Jess Munn. Photo: Emma Zirkel.

The Anglican op-shop’s cafe has been named in honour of one of its most dedicated volunteers.

Op-shop coordinator Jess Munn made the surprise announcement to 88-year-old Fay Cottle at an afternoon tea at St John the Baptist Cathedral on December 21.

The cafe will be located at the op-shop, on the corner of Mannum Road and Clara Street, and aptly named Cafe Fay.

Mrs Cottle said it was an honor and has dedicated her time and efforts in helping run the op-shop since it was opened almost 17 years ago.

“I just love coming down here,” she said. “It’s like my family.”

Mrs Cottle had been a church member for 60 years and Ms Munn said she had a spirit about her that she hoped would continue on.

“Everyone loves Fay,” she said. “I have only been in Murray Bridge six months and for me she is a big inspiration, she just has a way of brightening up people’s days,

“When I first came here I very quickly realised how much hope and support a strong community gives people.”