A welsh celebrity is set to launch The Veteran Horse Welfare’s new Cardigan charity shop on August 3.

The charity shop has moved to a more central location at 5-6 Priory Street and will hold a grand opening event on Sunday, from 12 noon.

Debra Griffiths, from reality TV show Coal House, Pobol y Cwm, Casualty and other BBC dramas will officially open the shop, and may be joined by one of the charity’s ponies, weather permitting.

There will be face painting, lucky dip, local cakes and refreshments, and Debra will be drawing the current raffle on the day and launching a new loyalty rewards scheme.

The cheapest item will be free, when three items are bought on the day, and August's paint the pony competition will be launched.

Proceeds from the shop go towards helping and supporting owners and carers of elderly horses and ponies, through advice, general support and raising public awareness, a re-homing service is also provided.

A charity spokesman said: "If anyone has a few hours a week spare we would really like to hear from you as we would like to involve more people in our work.

I would like to thank everyone who has made the charity a success and look forward to meeting you all, on Sunday . I would also like to thank those who have donated clothes and gifts, the charity is always grateful for any donations, we offer a house clearance and collection service for large donations.

A special thank you must go to Pam from Seconds Ahead who has given lots of advice, help and equipment."