Farewell, but not goodbye, to popular staff member at Leighton Buzzard shop

Rose Gibbs
Rose Gibbs

A long-standing member of staff at a Leighton Buzzard health food shop has said a big ‘thank you’ to all the customers who have wished her well in her retirement.

Rose Gibbs, pictured, has worked at Nature’s Harvest in North Street for two decades and was delighted by all the kind words in her leaving card and for contributions to her leaving gift from colleagues and customers.

Rose Gibbs with her leaving gift

Rose Gibbs with her leaving gift

Owner Mandy Ryder said: “Although she has now officially left after being part of the team at different periods for some 20 years, she has offered to be our ‘cover girl’ when needed, so says we haven’t seen the last of her.”

Mandy added: “Her input, knowledge, advice and creativity is always welcome.

“From helping and advising thousands of customers with natural remedies on their myriad of ailments and health questions, to her creative artistic window displays, innovative ideas to support local charities – with sales from making recycled fabric shopping bags for Jackie Burke of the local hedgehog hospital, to her Granny Zipwire challenge for local boy Kye and his recovery from meningitis. These are just some of the many reasons she will be missed!

“We wish her all the best in her future projects as she is a keen and talented crafts lady and loves being part of the community in all ways – she loves to be busy so it won’t be a quiet or restful retirement!”