A CHARITY which was on the hunt for a new home after being made to vacate their former base opened their new shop in the town centre on Tuesday.

The Exodus Project - who serve children and young people - took over the former Topshop site on Cheapside more than two years ago up until recently when the landlord informed them of the building’s sale.

Martin Sawdon, co-founder of the charity, told the Chronicle he was hopeful they’d find another building by the end of the month.

The Exodus Project’s new shop is on Market Street.

Martin said: “We are really pleased that we’ve managed to find another building within the town centre.

“We were confident we’d find somewhere by the end of the month, so to have been able to do that in the little time we’ve had, is great.”