A charity for Bromley children suffering from poverty, abuse, mental health or illness has been asked to extend its pop-up shop in The Glades shopping centre.

Ada & Albert runs its charity shop in Chislehurst and helps children under the age of 16.

It was formed in 2018 and has received a positive response to opening a temporary shop in The Glades.

The shop will be open for a further four weeks with all profits going towards local community projects and campaigns.

Terry Pullen, founder of Ada & Albert, said: "Bromley is perceived as an affluent borough, with many residents not realising there are truly distressing family situations on their doorstep.

"We are doing our best to directly help young ones at risk, with urgent support they need and hope it inspires a belief for their individual futures to be better."

Mark Haynes, director of The Glades, said the Ada & Albert store has already made a "huge difference" to lives of children in Bromley.

He added: "The team at the pop-up shop is doing a wonderful job in raising awareness that, very sadly, abuse and poverty is affecting younger generations right here in Bromley. Supporting the shop is enabling us to join together in eliminating suffering and instilling hope in our young.

"We’re really proud at The Glades to be able to offer the charity a platform to further spread the message, and its extended stay at the shopping centre looks set to be a huge success for the team to achieve its aims."

These words were backed by another founder, Micheala Mir, who thanked shoppers for being "incredibly generous" with their donations and time.

The shop is located on the upper mall opposite M&S and is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9am until 6pm.