A CHARITY shop which has undergone a huge revamp has been relaunched.

The Salvation Army Shop in George Street, Harwich was reopened by town mayor Dave McLeod and mayoress Dee King at a celebration on Tuesday after £1,000 was raised specifically for the renovations.

Staff had to shut the facility before Christmas in order for the work to do the work they needed to lay a new carpet, install several shelves and rearrange the shop floor to make it more accessible to bargain hunters.

Territorial Envoy Leslie Groombridge, who leads Harwich Salvation Army with his wife, Claire, said: “We're pleased to mark the reopening of our charity shop with a visit from the mayor, and thankful for the hard work of our volunteers for making it happen."