Staff at a Swindon charity have spoke of the memorable moment they met a Princess.

After weeks of anticipation and excitement, staff, volunteers, and trustees greeted Princess Anne at their Westmead Industrial Estate headquarters on Monday morning.

The princess was all smiles as she stopped to speak to local dignitaries and several members of the team that has helped keep the charity going for 25 years.

Elsa Heatley joined as a staff member six years ago after seeing a job advert in the Adver.

She said: “I was trained in dressmaking and after I had kids, I wanted to go back to that.

”It’s very rewarding. We are helping people who would not be able to properly dress themselves without alterations to their clothes.

”It’s a big help to carers, too.

”I love my job, you get to meet different people all the time, it’s nice to have our volunteers, and we’ve made more and more projects with more dressmakers and people volunteering.

“I was nervous this morning, but Princess Anne made feel at ease, she was so friendly and kind seemed really interested in what we do.”

Among the topics of discussion were the alterations the charity made for British Paralympians competing in dressage and how they made suitable clothing for BBC sports reporter and presenter Andy Stevenson, who was born with no hands and very short arms and wears a prosthetic leg.