Workington town centre is to benefit from a new pop up shop.

Children's charity Barnardo’s will be moving into the vacated unit that was previously occupied by H&M in Risman Place, Washington Square Shopping Centre.

The store is expected to open in mid March and will remain there for a minimum of 12 months.

It will sell women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, jewellery and accessories, homeware, electrical goods, books, toys and games and CDs, DVDs, computer games and furniture.

People will be also able to donate good quality items to the store.

They have taken on some staff members, but are still recruiting for a store manager and are really keen to hear from any volunteers that would like to help.

A spokesman for Barnardo's said: “We are currently recruiting for volunteers to help out at the shop and we would love to welcome residents of Workington and surrounding areas to support us.”

Manager of Washington Square shopping centre, Richard Ashcroft, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Barnardos pop up store to Washington Square shopping centre.

“The loss of H&M created a huge void at the top of Risman Place and we are determined to keep the lot fully occupied and as permanent as possible.

“Our lettings agents are working hard to attract a more permanent tenant for the unit which we hope will happen in the coming months.

“We wish Barnardos much success in their new venture.”

Further details about the volunteering roles or store manager can be found online.