A Stourbridge charity shop marking its 30th birthday is still going strong thanks to some very loyal volunteers.

The Stourbridge British Heart Foundation (BHF) shop marked its milestone birthday on May 2.

Staff and volunteers celebrated the occasion with tea, cake and a birthday party.  It has 65 volunteers working in the Stourbridge shop with 199 years of service between them.

Eileen Manning has done an incredible 30 years as a volunteer, along with Lucinda Dawson 24 years, Peggy Todd 24 years, and Rebecca Stockton 16 years.

BHF area manager, Cathy Poultney said: “We’ve enjoyed a fantastic 30 years of business in the Stourbridge shop, raising money for the BHF’s vital work.

"I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal customers and volunteers who really make this shop special and help the BHF fund its life saving research into heart disease, diabetes, vascular dementia and stroke.’

“We are looking forward to welcoming even more customers in the shop and making the year ahead equally successful!

"We’re always in need of support, so if you are having a clear out in the coming weeks, please do keep us in mind, as we would love to receive any good quality donations such as clothing, shoes and books. We offer a free collection service.

"If you would rather give the gift of time and have a couple of hours to spare each week please do get in touch with us on 01384 374372 as it would be great to welcome some new volunteers to the team.”

The shop offers a wide range of goods such as clothes, shoes, accessories, DVDs, books and CDs. Each year the BHF rescue 70,000 tonnes of pre-loved goods from going to landfill. Every penny raised from BHF shops and stores helps fund life-saving heart research to beat heartbreak forever.