Volunteers who have given up their free time to help out at the British Heart Foundation in Warminster have been praised for their hard work and dedication.

Over the school summer holidays, the shop has seen four young volunteers help out on a regular basis.

Assistant Manager Sally Downes said: “The school children who came to volunteer during the holidays were absolutely great.

“They didn’t have to come in every week and help out, but they did and they were fantastic.

The shop sees many people of all ages come to volunteer, some of whom have been helping out for years.

Sue O’Callaghan has volunteered in the shop for nine years.

She said: “I really enjoy working here in the shop, we get to do a lot of different things.”

Rosie Church, who has been volunteering at the shop for two years said: “We do work hard here, but it is also very good fun.

“You make a lot of new friends, both with the other volunteers and also customers who come into the shop regularly, it becomes quite social when customers just come in for a chat a little browse.

“It almost becomes a meeting place.”

The shop really values the relationship it has with it’s volunteers, and both customers and volunteers have commented on it’s friendly, welcoming and family like feel.

Mrs Downs said: “One of the boys, Callum who was 16 even wrote me a card when he left thanking me for letting him into our BHF family. It was really sweet.”

The team in Warminster are always welcoming new volunteers. To find out more please call 01985218308.