A CHARITY store was forced to close after being flooded in heavy rain.
The British Heart Foundation store in London Road, Brighton, has a tarp over the front with signs reading ‘closed due to flooding’.
The charity confirmed that it has been temporarily closed since Friday September 23.
A shopper who saw it said he was concerned the branch was “closed forever”.
He said: “I was walking past the London Road shop and noticed it was closed.
“At first I was worried it was closed forever but then I saw the sign. Hopefully they can open again because I love this shop.”
Angie Vidler, regional manager of the British Heart Foundation, said: “Our London Road shop was hit by severe flooding on Friday 23 September following heavy rains which damaged the shop.
“To protect our staff and the public we have temporarily closed the London Road store but plan to reopen once repairs are complete.
“We look forward to welcoming everyone back as soon as possible. Our London Road furniture and electronics store will remain open and customers can visit or donate unwanted quality items to our other Brighton stores in Western Road, Hove and Portslade.”
BHF did not confirm when it would reopen the store.
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