A STROUD charity shop in Stroud is to temporarily close. 

The second-hand shop in Stroud run by homelessness charity Emmaus Gloucestershire will close temporarily in June for a makeover to 'improve the shopping experience for customers.'

The last trading day for the popular charity shop located on London Road will be Wednesday, June 1 and it will reopen from Monday, June 13.

Donations will not be accepted during the closure and the charity asks that people do not leave items outside of the shop as they can be damaged in bad weather or stolen.

For those wishing to donate before the temporary closure, the last day Emmaus is accepting donations at its Stroud shop will be Saturday, May 21.  

Alternatively, during the closure, donations can be taken to the other Emmaus shops in Nailsworth or Gloucester.  

All item donations made to the charity help to generate income to support people out of homelessness and back into employment.

After reopening the Stroud shop, Emmaus will be accepting donations as usual from Tuesday 14 June.

Joe Feeley, Chief Executive at Emmaus Gloucestershire, said: “We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused by the temporary closure of our Stroud charity shop, however we’re very excited to show customers and donors the new look once we reopen.

"We would be extremely grateful if people can hold onto their donations until we reopen, or we’re more than happy to accept them in our Gloucester and Nailsworth shops if that’s possible for donors.”

Emmaus Gloucestershire will be providing updates about the shop makeover on its Facebook page.

To follow the charity, visit www.facebook.com/EmmausGlos