A NEW "budget-friendly" charity shop "where there is something for everyone" has opened in Winchcombe.

Longfield Community Hospice has opened a new charity shop branch on North Street.

The team at Longfield Community Hospice hope it will provide shoppers with a more budget-friendly and sustainable way to shop while supporting the hospice.

Laura Owen, head of retail at Longfield Community Hospice, said: “Opening a new store in Winchcombe is a really exciting development in our retail portfolio.

Cotswold Journal:  Longfield Community Hospice Longfield Community Hospice (Image: Longfield Community Hospice)"This is a completely new location and area for us, and we are really looking forward to welcoming the community to our shop.

"There is something for everyone and I am sure shoppers will be delighted by the exceptional quality, value and range of goods we will be selling.

“The funds raised from the shop will help ensure Longfield Hospice can be there when it matters for those in need of support for those with a life-limiting illness.”

The store officially opened at 10am with the hospice’s new CEO, Clare Davis, in attendance.

The shop manager, Lloyd Thomas, and deputy manager, Mark Shaw, had their team of staff and volunteers on hand to show customers around the store.

Winchcombe's new hospice will stock a range of second-hand clothes, accessories, homeware, electricals, music and books.

Longfield is a community hospice based in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, which provides "hospice at home care' and support to patients, families and carers through a range of well-being services.

The new shop is also calling on the public to consider volunteering with it. 

Longfield Community Hospice has 18 charity shops across Gloucestershire including stores in Tewkesbury, Bishops Cleeve, Stroud, and Up Hatherley.

Its Bishops Cleeve and Stroud stores also sell a range of furniture.