Charity shop's plea for unwanted Christmas gifts

The British Heart Foundation is asking the public to donate their discarded presents by post, to support its shops and online platforms this New Year.

By Debbie Clarke
Wednesday, 6th January 2021, 12:30 pm

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is urging locals to cut the clutter and re-gift items to its nationwide shops to help fund vital heart research.

Due to Government guidelines, the charity’s shops are temporarily closed but donating via post couldn’t be easier and will help support the BHF at this critical time.

Allison Swaine Hughes, retail director at the British Heart Foundation, said: “By donating to us you will help prevent quality items from going to waste and free up space around the house.

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The British Heart Foundation is asking the public to donate their discarded presents by post, to support its shops and online platforms this New Year.

“This new year we’re welcoming everything from good quality clothes, shoes, handbags and jewellery to DVDs, CDs, books and children’s toys and you can simply donate items using our freepost donation service.

“We’re urgently appealing for your support after an incredibly difficult year for our shops. Without your generous donations, we can’t fund life saving breakthroughs for the 7.4 million people in the UK living with heart and circulatory diseases.”

You can post smaller items such as branded clothing, jewellery, vinyl records and cameras by downloading a freepost label from the BHF website and heading to your nearest Collect+ drop-off point with your package, as part of your essential shopping trip.

The Covid-19 crisis has had a devastating impact on the BHF’s income, cutting its research funding in half and putting future life saving discoveries at risk. The charity is urgently appealing for people’s donations to help raise vital funds.

To post your items head to: www.bhf.org.uk/postyourdonations

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