PRINCESS Anne found the time to speak to nearly 50 volunteers during her visit to a charity shop in Warrington.

The Royal visited Save the Children in Stockton Heath last month.

This was to mark the charity shop’s 40th anniversary – which was delayed due to the pandemic.

During her visit, the Princess met and spoke to more than 45 current and retired volunteers.

Before leaving, she cut the shop’s anniversary cake which was made by a member of its team.

Princess Anne, who has previously visited the shop in 1997 and 2006, was then greeted outside by a crowd of onlookers.

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Speaking about the anniversary, store leader at Stockton Heath’s Save the Children Janet Patterson said: “The shop is manned entirely by volunteers of all ages.

“They are to be applauded for giving up their time and commitment.

“The Covid period was a challenge, but we managed to keep going.

“Sadly, many volunteers were unable to return, however new people have come forward to join the team.

“We always welcome enquiries from anyone interested in joining us, just call in and have a chat.

“Also, I should like to add our thanks to all our loyal donors and customers for their support over the years.”