DR Kershaw's Hospice has announced the closure of its Chadderton shop from tomorrow (Wednesday, October 2).

The charity says the move comes as it aims to develop its four remaining outlets in the Oldham area.

The decision has come following a review of its revenue streams which means its resources will focus on shops in Lees, Shaw, Oldham and Royton.

Dr Kershaw's says the shop manager and volunteers have been consulted and the hospice has been able to offer everyone alternative positions within the organisation.

Chief executive Joanne Sloan said: “As a Hospice we are constantly reviewing our revenue streams. With rising rents and other factors, we have taken the difficult decision to close our Chadderton shop.

“The closure will in no way affect our service delivery. Moving forward, the Hospice will concentrate on developing our remaining four stores, as well as our ecommerce shops such as eBay.

“On behalf of everyone at the hospice, I would like to offer a heartfelt thanks to all our staff and volunteers in the Chadderton shop who have worked tirelessly over the years to help raise funds for patient care.

“The hospice always welcomes the offer of time from volunteers in other areas of the organisation and in our remaining retail shops.

“A special thanks also goes to our customers who have supported the shop, we hope that they will continue to support the Hospice through our other shops and online store.”