FORMER Thomas Cook staff from the Bromsgrove branch will be working for free to help holidaymakers to salvage their trips.

Employees who lost their jobs when the travel firm collapsed will be setting up a pop-up shop at the Slug and Lettuce in High Street tomorrow, Wednesday, October 9.

The aim is to help customers fill in claim forms or rebook holidays.

Posting online the Bromsgrove branch said: "Anyone needing help and advice regarding their holidays, where they stand and what the next steps are? Or just want to pop in and see the team!

"We will be in the Slug and Lettuce 10am to 12.30pm on Wednesday, October 9.

"We would like to thank you for your custom and loyalty over the years.

"Kind Regards, Thomas Cook Bromsgrove."

The kind gesture comes as the final Thomas Cook holidaymakers should have been brought home yesterday by the emergency repatriation.

The flight from Orlando on Monday, is one of the 700 organised by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as part of "Operation Matterhorn".

The two-week operation returned 150,000 passengers to the UK after the package tour company collapsed last month.