A dedicated volunteer has clocked up an amazing 30 years service in a Halesowen charity shop and shows no signs of calling it a day despite being in her 80s.

Jean Piccirelli has been a familiar face for visitors at the Cancer Research shop in High Street on Saturday and Monday mornings for the last three decades.

She has seen four managers come and go during her time there and has helped raise thousands of pounds for the charity and its life-saving research.

Widow Jean, who started volunteering when the shop opened, was presented with a long service award and flowers during a ceremony on Saturday January 5 with current and past volunteers, supporters and customers there to celebrate the occasion.

Store assistant Adele Wood said: "Jean is lovely - she enjoys coming in - it's a social thing - she gets to meet people - and she is a pleasure to work with."

Area Manager Nick Webster said: "Cancer Research UK relies on the dedication and enthusiasm of its volunteers and I want to take this opportunity to thank Jean and the rest of the team for all their support.

"It’s thanks to their hard work that we are able to help fund vital research which leads to progress in the fight against cancer.

“Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for its life-saving research and so we are incredibly grateful to all the wonderful people who support us by shopping with us, making a donation or generously offering their time as volunteers."

Cancer Research UK is keen to recruit volunteers to help with everything from window dressing and pricing stock to manning the till and serving customers To find out more, pop into the shop at 79, High Street, Halesowen, or call shop manager Lisa on 0121 585 5733.