A Potters Bar charity shop is closing down after a "difficult few years", its operator has announced.

St Elizabeth's, a charity which specialises in the care and education of those with epilepsy, admitted the closure of the store is a huge disappointment, after announcing the news on their Facebook page.

The store will be open until Wednesday, July 3, while another site in Thorley will also close down on the same day.

"We know this will come as a huge disappointment to our loyal customers and the wonderful staff and volunteers," read the announcement.

"Like most high street businesses, our charity shops have endured a difficult few years. Recovery has been slow, and with the increase in the cost of living, the result has been loss-making shops.

"As our shop’s primary purpose is to generate income to support our charity’s aims, this could not be sustained.

"We would like to express our sincere thanks to all the staff and volunteers who have worked so hard in these branches over the years. We appreciate everything they have done for the organisation and we are committed to supporting everyone affected by this closure.

"St Elizabeth’s is committed to our remaining charity shops, and looks forward to working closely with colleagues to ensure growth and sustainability for the future."