A volunteer-run gift shop has raised a staggering £43,000 to help in the fight against cancer.

Raindrops on Roses - located in St Albans High Street - is run by volunteers, and features products made by local creatives, with 100 per cent of the profits going to combat the disease. 

To date, £150,000 has been donated to help with the early detection of cancer. This has included GP education, and software for the Paul Strickland Scanner Centre and West Herts Hospital.

Last month, more than £43,000 was donated to Action Against Cancer, a charity which funds the development of cutting-edge cancer cures at leading institutions, such as Imperial College London.

Hilary Craft, founder of Action Against Cancer, thanked the volunteers and customers at Raindrops on Roses.

She said: “The generous support given by Raindrops on Roses is going to our project improving treatments for ovarian cancer patients, to save lives.

“We are hugely grateful to everyone involved with the shop, especially the volunteers who work there, and of course to all of the customers who are donating to Action Against Cancer with every purchase.”