A POP-UP shop selling vintage, new and retro football shirts has raised more than £8,000 for charity.

For the second year running, Football Shirts for Charity set up the shop in Festival Place ahead of Christmas and encouraged customers to drop off their preloved kit for resale.

In just 40 days, it raised £8,381 for Cancer Research UK, adding to the £9,105 it raised in 2022 over 50 days.

Founded by Jayme Sporton and Tania Harding, Football Shirts for Charity sells shirts from around the world, from international teams to non-league sides.

All profits are donated to The Bobby Moore Fund, Cancer Research UK, to fund pioneering bowel cancer research.

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Jayme and Tania, who both live in northeast Hampshire, said: “We are delighted with the amount raised this year. In percentage terms, we actually did a little bit better this year than last.

“We have met so many truly amazing people and shared many stories, including some that were very emotional."

The pair continue to run an online store and anyone wanting to donate shirts can do so by handing them into the Customer Lounge at Festival Place.

The shopping centre's marketing manager Sian Fisher said: “This is a fantastic sum to have raised over just five weeks, and we are delighted that our fantastic customers turned out in force to support such a great initiative."

For more information, visit festivalplace.co.uk and footballshirtsfc.co.uk.