A BURNHAM-on-Sea charity shop surprised visitors - when it relaunched as a discount store.

Staff at Weston Hospicecare, in College Street, threw a party for customers on Tuesday, July 18, to celebrate the rebranding of the shop.

The store, which sells sells clothes, dvd’s, books and a host of other items, now sells all of its products for £1 or less.

Sue Picken, store manager, said: “This is the first Weston Hospicecare shop in Burnham to turn into a £1 store so it is very exciting for us.

“We get given a lot of donations from kind Burnham residents but found that over time we had a lot of excess stock which we didn’t have the space for.

“The staff and volunteers at the store have been really excited about the changes and have all been working really hard to get the store kitted out, ready for customers to enjoy.”

The store raises money for Weston Hospicecare, a charity which provides care to people with life limiting illnesses across North Somerset.

Mrs Picken added: “Since we relaunched the shop we have had such a positive reaction from residents.

“Lots more people have been coming in and have been picking up handfuls of stock and have really been enjoying the new layout of the store.

“We had a really successful day, we’ve had so many people coming in to the store we have lost count.

“At the moment we have 14 volunteers at the store and all of them have been working so hard along with the staff to make this rebrand possible.

“It would be really lovely to see more volunteers coming into the store as the reaction we have had so far has been really positive.

“We are excited to see what the future holds.”

If you are interested in volunteering time to work at the shop, call in for a chat.