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British Heart Foundation charity shop in Wanstead High Street appeals to public in donations drive
A giant walking heart paraded down Wanstead High Street yesterday as part of a new campaign to encourage residents to donate to a charity shop.
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) branch in the road wants to collect 2,000 bags of donations this September as part of the organisation's national 'Great British Bag-athon' push.
Staff have erected a ‘test tube totaliser’ to chart the progress made with donations, and they hope the campaign will lead to a flood of extra stock which will help them raise finds for vital research into combating heart disease.
Lou Harbour, BHF's area Manager for shops, said: “If everyone in the Wanstead area sets aside some time to clear out their waredrobe and donates any unwanted clothes, shoes, toys, books, CDs and DVDs, the BHF can continue its work in the fight for every heartbeat.”
Dr Abby Woodfin, a BHF researcher from Queen Mary University of London who came to the launch, added: “Your unwanted things will help the BHF continue its research into finding a cure for heart disease.
“That’s why I’m so honoured to have launched this campaign and I hope that Wanstead people come down to support their local shop.
"Every bag that you fill is a bag full of life-saving research.”
Visit bhf.org.uk/bagathon to find out more.
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