VOLUNTEERS at a charity shop have been given a month’s notice to vacate following the sale of their base.

Single Parents Support and Advice Services, on Cheapside in the town centre, has been open for 18 months and provides support to vulnerable lone parents.

The shop had originally been gifted to the staff under a scheme from Astop, an organisation which helps transform unused spaces for good causes.

Nicola Booth, a volunteer at the shop, is concerned for the charity’s future.

She said: “Our shop is our main source of income, without this we are unable to offer our help to the people who need it the most.

“We can’t afford to pay rent and the bills, Astop cover all of that, we don’t bring in enough money to be able to pay it ourselves.

“We are the cheapest shop in Barnsley, we often give items away to families in need as we know they can’t afford it, we are a safe and friendly space for residents to come in for a chat and sometimes a hug, we go above and beyond to help anyone we can (not only single parents) and we do a lot with the homeless and the elderly.”

Nicola said the charity is hopeful of finding some temporary office space to store their stock - if you can help, call 07746 680782.