A CHARITY hospice shop in Bradford is celebrating its one year anniversary, but the area manager is desperate to get publicity and support to stop it closing prematurely.

Forget Me Not Hospice is primarily based in Huddersfield, but while the stores in that area are thriving, Bradford's sole branch, on Legrams Lane in BD7, is struggling to get by.

Manager Estelle Mawson, 54, from Queensbury, said: "We raise money for children with life limiting illnesses but not many people know we're here.

"We had a stall at the Clayton Dickensian Market last December and people kept asking who we were.

"It's even trickier now because a Sue Ryder hospice opened up nearby a few weeks ago.

"We're trying to get our name out there and we've done a lot of in store events but we need to get more donations into the shop.

"No donations means no money for the hospice."

Friday's anniversary event, which featured games, face painting, a raffle and a tombola, will hopefully help the Bradford store out as it heads towards its second birthday.