A POPULAR charity shop in Falmouth will be closing its doors for the final time after the store was deemed to be no longer financially viable.

The Barnardo's charity shop, located on Market Strand in Falmouth, has been running for 17 years since opening back in March of 2006, but will now close its doors after becoming financially unviable.

During its time, Falmouth's Barnardo's branch helped raise much-needed funds to protect local families from poverty, abuse, and discrimination and supported the county's other Barnardo's stores at Fore Street in Bodmin, Regal House in Saltash and River Street in Truro.

The profits from the charity's retail stores are used to help fund the charity's services for families and children across the country, however, on this occasion, the difficult decision was made to close the Falmouth branch.

The store will close its doors for the final time on Sunday, February 26. 

Jason Worley, Barnardo’s regional retail manager, said: "Profits from our retail stores help support our much-needed services for children and families across the country.

"We are constantly monitoring our stores’ financial viability to ensure they can continue to do that, and on that basis we had to make the difficult decision to close our shop in Falmouth.

"We would like to thank all those who have supported us over the years, donors and shoppers, and express our gratitude to our wonderful staff and volunteers.

"We are very grateful to all of them."