A group of like-minded Hinckley people are joining forces to bring something they believe has never been done before to help breath life back into the town.

Joint Forces, which will open on Saturday, January 26, at 4 Edwards Centre in Regent Street at noon is a unique emporium which will sell vintage clothing, music and film memorabilia and military artefacts as well as providing a top quality scooter repair service - all under the same roof.

And it will also provide a base for Hidden Treasures, with its collection of antiques, gold, silver, coins and curios. The opening will include a celebration party, which will continue at nearby Harry's Place Bistro and will include a free buffet and live music.

Mr Fuat, who is a British Army veteran and was decorated for his service to the country added: "We are not a charity, but our ultimate goal is to raise funds for two deserving charities, Help For Heroes and the Royal British Legion.

"We aim to donate 10 per cent of the net profit from our sales to be shared equally between the two charities."

Joint Forces will also periodically hold live music fund-raising events and raffles to help boost the charities.