A charity shop took £150 in 20 minutes when it sold all items for just £1 during a relaunch.

Peace Hospice Care on Lower High Street reopened on January 11 following a recent renovation– netting a tidy sum in the first few minutes of trading as customers welcomed the shop back to the high street.

Gill Hollander reopened the shop, 28 years after opening it as the charity’s first shop in 1991. She received an OBE for her work with Peace Hospice Care after a letter was written by Princess Michael of Kent recommending she be awarded with an honour.

Ms Hollander was joined by volunteers Elizabeth Timmons and Margaret Redding who have dedicated a combined total of 81 years to the charity.

In the first twenty minutes the shop took £150.

Ms Hollander said: “I feel very honoured to have officially reopened the shop. I have fond memories of those days and when this shop was first opened.

“It is amazing to see how far the charity has come over the years. The refurbishment looks great and I am sure the customers will enjoy the new look.

“I hope it will encourage more people to come in and support the charity.”

The charity’s chief executive officer Declan Carroll thanked Ms Hollander and the volunteers, adding the money raised will help deliver free services.