A hospice’s first charity shop known as ‘the Harrods of Abbots’ celebrated its 20th anniversary.

The Hospice of St Francis charity shop in Langley Parade, Abbots Langley was the charity's first shop when it opened in 1999.

It has since sold more than one million items and made more than £3 million with donated items from more than 200,000 people.

It held a birthday sale and tea party on March 9, with a raffle and 20 per cent off all items.

Head of trading Sarah Coles said: “It’s been a privilege to be part of the success story of our Abbots Langley shop.

“Locally, it’s known as the Harrods of Abbots because of the range and quality of donated items and the great customer service provided by all our loyal staff and volunteers many of whom have been with us for years.”

To find out more about the hospice, which needs to raise over £5m every year to help people facing life-limiting illness to live their precious lives well, visit http://stfrancis.org.uk