A charity shop is urging people to hold off on donating items after its shop flooded.

A number of donated goods have been destroyed after the basement at the Peace Hospice Care shop in St Albans flooded on May 29.

The shop remains closed and repairs to the building still need to be done.

It means that staff cannot accept any donations.

Peace Hospice Care says they are "heartbroken" by what has happened.

Ropinder Gill, director of income generation at Peace Hospice Care, said: “It really is heart breaking to see the damage that has been caused. The stock stored in our basement, which has been so generously donated, has been completely destroyed. Our thanks to Thames Water who came out very quickly to pump out the basement."

People who have items they would like to donate are asked to wait until the shop in St Peter's Street re-opens. As of now, there is no date set for a re-opening.