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'We just don't get the footfall': Volunteers' sadness with shop forced to shut months after opening

A charity shop team is being forced to close the doors less than a year after opening, thanks to a lack of customers.

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Store manager Lisa Eden, left, and volunteer Poppy Chapman

Lisa Eden, manager at the YMCA shop in Cannock Shopping Centre, has announced that she will close the door of her beloved store next week after experiencing a 'lack of footfall'.

The charity shop only opened a little under a year ago.

Lisa said: "It really is sad. We just don't get the footfall. We have the market day on Friday, but honestly, people just don't really come in here anymore.

"It's a real shame as these types of shops are really needed these days I think. It's really just all about the footfall. In the current situation, it just couldn't keep us going."