A charity shop in Evesham is planning to undergo major changes.

Staff at Oxfam, on the High Street, have moved to quash talk of impending closure.

Instead, the charity shop will undergo a conversion and switch its focus to dealing books and music exclusively.

Shop manager Lindsey Lavender said: “Oxfam Evesham is changing the way it is doing its business, moving from a standard basic charity retail shop to a specialist books and music store.

“Over the coming weeks, customers will see a transition happening and all for the better.

“The decision was made on business need as there are no specialist book or music shops in Evesham as well as the turning tide of customers back to physical rather than digital books and music and because books are one of our highest sellers in the shop too.

“Oxfam Evesham will become your go-to shop for anything music or book related.”

All of the shop’s current stock of clothing, accessories, linen and toys will continue to be on sale until it sells.

Oxfam Evesham will look to introduce a greater selection of vinyl and sheet music, as well as CDs and DVDs.

In terms of books, the shop is hoping to acquire more collectable pieces as well as an overall wider selection of books including fiction, crime, history, travel, self-help and more.

The conversion is expected to be completed no later than the end of July but could be completed as soon as the end of June.

The shop will have to close for one week for the final changeover.

In the meantime, Ms Lavender is looking for volunteers and donations to support the development.

She said: “In anticipation of this change, we are looking for book and music lovers to donate their time.

“Anyone interested in these specialist subjects please get in touch, we are sure to have some roles for you!

“Also, if anyone has good quality books or music to donate, these will be greatly appreciated.

“Thank you to you all for supporting your local Oxfam Evesham and continuing to do so."

She added that she expects a couple of "notable people" to be on hand to launch the new-look shop when it arrives.