A village store which has raised thousands of pounds for different charities over the past few years by staging accessory evenings will hold its fifth event on Wednesday.

Colston Bassett Store is running a ‘girls’ night out’ on November 11th from 7.30pm to 9.30pm to raise money for Sckin, the Nottingham-based Karen Clifford Skin Cancer Charity.

The charity, set up by family and friends of Karen, with help from medical professionals at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, aims to raise awareness of skin cancer and provide funds to treat sufferers of the condition.

Colston Bassett Store’s event will feature a host of stalls selling a wide range of accessories and gifts, including jewellery, bags, chocolates, table decorations, beauty treatments and other treats.

“We love hosting our ‘girls’ night out’ because it is a bit of light relief and everyone always seems to have a great evening,” said Jan Lindsay, who runs Colston Bassett Store with husband Martin.

“It’s the chance to pick up unusual items not available on the High Street, and to raise cash for charity at the same time.”

Last year’s charity ‘girls’ night out’ raised more than £1,000 for WaterAid and attracted 120 guests.

Tickets are £7.50, which includes a glass of sparkling wine and are available from the store in Church Gate, Colston Bassett.