A shop that has raised thousands of pounds to help people without shelter all over the world is appealing for help to find a new home.

Rasmachaz, the popular Stroud shop that was set up to help refugees three years ago, may have to close at the end of March if they are unable to find new premises for the business.

The charity shop is a popular place for lovers of fashion and second hand clothes to search out a bargain. In fact manager Jed’s unique style and the shop's alternative vibe has been compared to Biba in the 60s.

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The shop is a popular destination for the fashion-conscious bargain hunter

Managed and run by a dedicated handful of volunteers the shop has raised crucial funds to help anyone without a home - both abroad, and closer to home.

Volunteer Cindy Jefferies explained more about the projects they had supported over the years.

"It's incredible how many people in dire need that this little shop has helped," she said.

"Over the years we have helped with the huge crisis in Lesvos and over the channel in Dunkirk.

"We send milk and nappies for the very young children living in tents there - and some of our volunteers have been out to help too.

"Most recently we've been supporting refugees in Arsal camp in Lebanon - with deep snow there has been desperate need for heating oil to prevent people from literally freezing to death."

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The shop is looking for new premises to continue raising funds for those in need both at home and abroad

But it's not just those who have been left without a home abroad that have been helped by the team - they have also worked with organisations in Stroud too.

"We help anyone in need - for instance last winter we also donated and helped sort out warm clothes for the homeless shelter in Stroud," Cindy said.

"Plus any refugees that have been rehomed in Gloucestershire and may need something we try to help.

"I remember we even found a buggy for a refugee family at one point."

If you know of an empty shop in the town, or can offer other practical help, and would like to see Rasmachaz continue, email cindyjefferies@gmail.com .

Please be ware that because of the shop closing, or moving, the last day for donations will be Saturday, March 16.

Good, clean clothes, interesting jewellery, and small, decorative items will be appreciated, but we can no longer accept kitchen items, crockery, toys or electrical goods.