Meet Heather, Vinnies Casuarina store manager

If you think you’ve met Heather before, well you may have. Heather ran a successful fancy dress business in Darwin winning Telstra Business Awards in 2010, before retiring in 2016. But retirement didn’t last long for Heather, who joined Vinnies in 2018 to manage the Casuarina store.


What do you love about your role?

I love the ‘love’. Vinnies is a standout amongst charities. I love what it stands for; that we can help so many, in so many ways. We really do give people a ‘hand up’ and it makes me proud to work for Vinnies.


What do you like to do in your spare time?

Sewing – I often take home items to mend for the store. Gardening and cooking – I’m really a homebody at heart, even though people who see me in the store may not believe it.


If you had a superpower, what would it be?

To touch everybody’s head and they would be given the gift of kindness – to be more kind to each other. I really believe we need to look after each other more.  


And just for a little fun, what’s your favourite dessert?

Chocolate Chip Continental Cheesecake from the Cheesecake shop – even though I don’t think they make it anymore, they make a ‘Flake’ version, but it’s not the same!