A charity that supports individuals with complex disabilities recently had its new shop in Nailsea visited by North Somerset MP Sir Liam Fox.

Fox MP visited Sense's new shop on February 24, expressing support for the charity's efforts.

Paul Ives, area manager for Sense's Shops, said: "Our shop raises funds for people with disabilities.

"Sir Liam toured our treasures and learned about our need for volunteers."

The shop, located conveniently at the cafe side entrance of Waitrose, sells new and donated goods, including clothing, books, bric-a-brac, and electrical items.

Fox MP encouraged residents to shop, donate, volunteer, or buy raffle tickets.

The shop aspires to function as a hub where volunteers and customers can gather to meet other members of the community and combat loneliness.

Sense reported that more than half (53 percent) of individuals with complex disabilities experience regular loneliness,  in comparison to a quarter (25 per cent) of the general population.

Fox MP’s visit to the Sense shop underlines the importance and impactful work of the Sense services in Nailsea.

For information or details on how to support Sense, visit their website at https://www.sense.org.uk/.