Meet Kay (left), Palmerston Store Manager and Cheryl, Assistant Store Manager

Kay joined Vinnies two year ago. You could be mistaken the song “I’ve been everywhere man” could be written for Kay. Since joining Vinnies, she has worked in almost every Vinnies store in the NT, except for Tennant Creek, either managing the store or filling in when people are away.


Today Kay, with her Assistant Manager Cheryl, manages the Palmerston store and the Distribution Centre located behind the store. 


What do you love about your role?

The fact that we’re helping others. The variety of people you meet. The friendships you build - you really get to know your regulars. And I love the challenge. The challenge of keeping stock up in the store, staying on top of things in the distribution centre, and continuing to make our store one of the best in the NT.


What do you like to do in your spare time?

Put my feet up, enjoy a drink. Jump in the pool. I’m a ‘hands on’ kind of person, the store and distribution centre keep me very busy, so it’s nice to just relax.


If you had a superpower, what would it be?

Not having to stop. Having more energy that would let me keep going without the need to stop.


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

Pudding with custard and ice-cream.