Tesch farewells laundry legends of Woy Woy

Member for Gosford Liesl Tesch bids a bitter-sweet farewell to long-time Coast businesspeople, Tony and Ros Page

It was the end of an era for the Woy Woy Peninsula Laundry Services, when owners Tony and Ros Page called it a day recently, with new owners set to take over the family business.

The Pages have been in the laundry business for 45 years and started their own business on the peninsula in 2009.

“Over the last 12 years we’ve built up the business into what it is today and in the process we’ve made many lifelong friends with our customers and the regular passers-by,” they said.

“Our laundry has been our baby; it’s been really fun building it up and we’re very sad to see it go, but it’s time for us to move on to our next adventure.”

Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch, was on hand to say goodbye and express her gratitude for the love the Pages have shared in the community.

“Tony and Ros have invested so much time in the community, sharing and spreading so much joy around Woy Woy,” Tesch said.

“They’ve also helped out our more vulnerable people, offering homeless people free laundry services, which has definitely not gone unnoticed, and also looking out for the elderly.”

The Pages said they have many fond memories

“We’ve had many highlights here but one of our favourite memories has been watching the grandkids grow up here,” they said.

“We used to babysit them, and they’d come and help out every now and then and we all had a lot of fun together in these four walls.”

The Pages have known each other for 46 years, been in the laundry business for 45 and just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.

“This is a new chapter for us and while it’s really sad to let our business go we’re leaving it in very good hands and we’re more than ready for some R & R and a holiday to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary,” they said.

“The first thing we’ll have to but is buy our own clothes line!”

Source:
Media release, Sep 23
Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch

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