THREE charity shops in Flintshire will not be reopening their doors.

Claire House Children's Hospice's shops in Mold, Buckley and Shotton have closed for good - with the loss of four full-time jobs.

The Wirral-based hospice says the move has been made amid the impact of the coronavirus pandemic - with a total of seven of its shops closing down.

Gillian Nove, director of income generation at Claire House Children's Hospice, said: "It is with great regret that we have had to make this decision.

"We have had to review how we can remain self-sufficient as a charity following the effects of the pandemic, and have made the very difficult decision to close these shops.

"I just want to say a huge thank you to our staff and volunteers for their hard work and dedication, and the communities where our shops were based for being so supportive to us."

Buckley residents took to social media to express their sadness at hearing the news.

One person said: "I am truly gutted and saddened by this news. One of my favourite shops and where I took all my stuff to donate."

Another added: "So sorry to heard this. We have always donated to the Buckley shop to support such a wonderful cause."