A charity that supports patients at a hospital has opened its latest charity shop.

Barnet Hospital Charity and Chase Farm Charity's new shop in Chase Side, Southgate, will sell quality second hand clothing, footwear, accessories, home-ware, bric-a-brac, as well as books, jewellery and other items.

Royal Free Charity chief executive Chris Burghes said: “We are very excited about this new venture for the charity.

"It will provide a source of unrestricted income and enable us to deliver the services we provide to patients."

The charity provides massage therapy, free Wi-Fi, and patient support to make the experience of being in hospital better for patients and visitors.

The charity opened its first shop in Church Street, Enfield in July 2017, followed by a second in Shenley Road, Borehamwood in August 2017, and then Darkes Lane, Potters Bar in December 2017.

Alison Kira, the charity's head of project development, said: “Charity shops these days are not only for those searching for affordable clothing, customers these days demand high quality as well as good value.

"Because of this, our shops are attracting many customers that would not have considered shopping in a charity shop previously.

"Our donors and volunteer know they are supporting a local charity that is close to their heart and everyone has a story to tell about how they, a friend, or family member has received care at one of our hospitals.

"By donating or volunteering, it is their way of saying thank you."