A former town centre leisure shop in Burnham-On-Sea has re-opened as a temporary Christmas charity shop.

Educate the Kids, a Burnham charity that provides schooling for children in Kenya, has opened in the High Street in place of a walking and camping supplies shop that closed earlier this year.

The charity shop – which was also open over the summer – is open at the premises for two weeks until Saturday 2nd December and is selling a wide range of festive goods.

Open daily from 9am-5pm, it’s providing Christmas goods plus a tombola and raffle.

Southern England charity organiser Sue Stevens, who lives in Burnham and is pictured below, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “Educate the Kids has a strong local support base, generated largely by successful tours to the area of The Singing Children of Africa.”

“The singing group from Jolaurabi School have visited the area on several occasions and wowed audiences with their vibrant performances and sunny personalities.”

“They also visit schools to exchange cultural ideas and share their experiences of how hard life is growing up in rural Africa. Local families have welcomed the performers into their homes during these tours and many have then gone on to sponsor a Kenyan child’s education.”

Sue added: “We have just returned from a trip to Kenya to see the children – 11 of us went along and were so impressed by their progress.”

“We hope that all of our many followers will find time to visit the shop to grab themselves a bargain, whilst knowing that their money will go directly to help with education at our schools.”

“There is something to appeal to everyone, young and old, so please come along and see us. Many items are brand new, with labels still attached, and others are all in clean sellable condition at knock down prices.”

Items range from designer clothes, sports equipment, toys and gifts, to aids for the elderly and a wide range of festive goods.

For further information about the charity visit www.educatethekids.com.