A NEW charity shop has opened in Cowley, netting £1,400 worth of sales in its first day.

The Sue Ryder shop, in Templars Square, was opened by Andrew Smith, the MP for Oxford East, on Thursday last week.

Sue Ryder retail business manager Nigel Scrimshaw said: “The shop is amazing and the grand opening was a fantastic success.”

Mr Smith added: “It will provide a great shopping experience for local people, as well as employment and volunteering opportunities.

“Funds raised in these shops make an important contribution to Sue Ryder’s delivery of high quality care.”

The Sue Ryder charity supports people with complex needs and life-threatening illnesses, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, dementia and stroke.

It has seven hospices and seven care centres across the UK.