01:51AM, Tuesday 02 April 2013
The departure of a Maidenhead town centre charity shop worker who has left to retire in the south coast is being marked by former colleagues who have praised her 'invaluable' contribution to Helen & Douglas House.
Grandmother of 14 Theresa Edwards, who lived in Maidenhead her entire life, worked as manager in the High Street shop for six years and at Maidenhead's British Heart Foundation store for nine years previous to that.
In her spare time Theresa volunteered for disability charity MENCAP.
Chief executive of Helen & Douglas House Tom Hill said: “I frequently mention Theresa’s love for people when talking to new staff and volunteers about the values of her work."
He added: "She was a great ambassador for the charity in Maidenhead and we will all miss her."
Theresa has moved to Portsmouth with her husband Dave for early retirement.