A Home Leone charity shop opened its doors to the public on Thursday, June 12.
The Chapel Street shop is the first for the charity that was set up last year by Nigel Hyde to transform the lives of thousands of people living in slums in Sierra Leone, he wanted to rehouse them and create a better future for them.
Heather Baker, store manager, said: “We have had so many donations from people, everyone is really generous.
“All the money raised will go to help the people in Sierra Leone, it is great that the charity has come this far in its first year.
“We want to invite people to pop in, bring in any unwanted items and volunteer if they can,”
Heather’s partner is working in Sierra Leone with the charity, he is helping them build homes, she travelled to the country in March.
She said: “To see first hand how these people are living really touched my heart, it was a real eye opener and makes you appreciate what you have.
“They are always positive, even though they are really struggling, that is why I am here, supporting the charity.”
There are images around the store from Sierra Leone, showing some of the work the charity does and who they have helped.