THREE volunteers from Primrose Hospice's Studley shop are retiring after working at the facility since it opened eight years ago.

Husband and wife Sheila and Vernon Farrow and Eve Thorbes have kept the shop thriving through the good and not-so-good times during their time there.

John Done, Primrose shop co-ordinator, said: "We are all so very grateful for the support we have had from Eve, Sheila and Vernon.

"There have been times when, without them, we would have had to close on some days.

"Many regular customers and friends have already asked me to pass on their regards. They will be missed."

Anyone who would like to volunteer to work in one of the charity shops in Studley, Redditch or Bromsgrove can call Mr Done on 07968 478689.