Children will be able to surprise their families with gifts this Christmas with a little help from one Helston shop.

It will be kids only at the Fishermen’s Mission Christmas pop up shop between 4.30pm and 6pm on Friday, December 8.

The outlet, which is next door to the main Mission charity shop in Meneage Street, has a range of small and special gifts that the children can buy for their mums, dads, grandparents and other friends or relatives.

Plenty of staff will be on hand to help them choose and then wrap the presents up, while the children write the labels, to maintain the surprise – as long as the youngsters can keep the secret until the big day.

The shop is now open during normal trading hours and this coming Friday will stay open into the evening, during the Christmas lights switch on.

At this time it will host its “presents evening,” selling brand new items collected during its “unwanted gift amnesty” back in January.

Melinda King, charity shop manager, said: “As a charity shop we really are trying to make Helston a good place to shop. All the gifts have been donated and 88p from every £1 goes to the fishermen.

“We are also the only Fishermen’s Mission shop in the UK, which is another reason for Helston to be proud.”