A Christian youth work charity has opened the doors to its new shop at its inaugural event in New Malden.

Oxygen 117, based in High Street, is a “high end” charity shop which supports work with young people in the borough and surrounding areas.

The opening event was attended on Monday, July 9 by both Kingston and Surbiton MP Ed Davey and Mayor of Kingston Cllr Thay Thayalan.

In a post on its official page, Oxygen 117 said: “What a fabulous grand opening and auction night!

“Thank you everyone who volunteered and helped prepare for the event, and all those who came along, purchased items and supported the charity!

“It was a lovely community atmosphere and we enjoyed the MP and Mayor’s visit to officially reveal the new sign of the shop, cut the ribbon and launch this new venture to sustain the work of the charity.

“We are so grateful to everyone’s support.”

An auction event was held on the night of the grand opening for the charity’s most “sought after items”, while drinks and refreshments were also provided.

Oxygen is a charity which works with both disadvantaged and marginalised young people in Kingston and neighbouring boroughs.

It delivers projects which “respond” to young people’s needs – such as after-school clubs, holiday clubs, and anti-knife crime projects.

The shop which has now opened is a way to raise funds for Oxygen by engaging with supporters and providing a place for adults and young people to volunteer.

Oxygen 117's address is 117 High Street, New Malden, KT3 4BP