A CHARITY shop is on the lookout for more volunteers as it switches premises in Weymouth.

The Life Charity and Baby Shop is taking over prominent seafront premises on The Esplanade next to King’s Statue and is set to open tomorrow. An official opening will be held later in April.

The shop, which is moving from Great George Street, is an off-shoot of the Weymouth branch of the Life charity which supports pregnant mothers in crisis. When the shop first opened in 1992, separate rooms were made available for pregnancy testing and counselling.

Staff at the shop welcome the bigger space at the new premises, formerly a leather jacket shop, which they will use to display the items which are donated including prams, cots and baths.

The shop focuses on selling baby and children’s clothes, toys, books and school uniforms but there is also bric-a-brac, books, clothes for men and women, shoes and jewellery.

Priscilla McGowen from the charity said: “As the new shop is larger we need more volunteers to cover holiday periods and sickness.

“In the current economic climate families need all the support they can get.

“We are appealing for more volunteers, just three hours a day, either morning or afternoon.

“Full training will be given.”