THERE were 25th anniversary celebrations at Stafford’s Save the Children shop as the store’s first volunteer Audrey Betteridge, 85, (left) returned to cut the cake with fellow long-serving volunteer Doreen Matthews(right) and current shop leader Jane Pierce.
The shop in Crabbery Street, was packed out with past and present volunteers on Tuesday.
Mrs Betteridge, who lives just off Weston Road, started the Stafford branch of the charity shop in Lichfield Road more than 30 years ago before it moved to Crabbery Street in 1989.
She said: "It was such a lot of fun and it still is.
"There was only one charity shop in the town back then, Now there are so many."
Jane Pierce added: "We would like to thank everyone who has come to celebrate our anniversary."
The shop is always on the hunt for volunteers. Anyone interested should pop into the store.