A shop in south Cumbria has signalled a warning over its potential closure.

The Witherslack Community Shop revealed on Monday that it would struggle to keep its doors open if more volunteers did not come forward.

The team behind the store pleaded for more public support to ensure that the community asset would be able to keep serving the local area.

They said: "We rely on a fantastic team of volunteers, but we need more.

"Unfortunately for the first time we are in grave danger of closing or reducing our opening hours even more."

The hope is that, through more people coming forward, the number of hours needing to be covered by volunteers would lessen, further encouraging more people to give up their time.

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The shop was opened by members of the public in 2008 following the closure of the village's post office.

The store has since proved to be a key focal point for residents, providing a space for socialising as well as stocking up the cupboards.

"Full training will be given, you can work with a friend or be on our reserve list," the team at the shop added.

"You can also take time off whenever needed, so please consider working one or two hours a week - you will find it very enjoyable our customers are lovely."

Having been serving the Witherslack community for nearly two decades, the shop is now relying on those residents to return the favour.

"If you can't volunteer then please use us if you want us to remain open," said the team.

"If you are interested in joining the team of volunteers, then you can send a message to 07817864588 or call in to the shop to leave your contact details."