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British Heart Foundation appeals for bags of unwanted stuff
A CHARITY is appealing for kind-hearted County Durham residents to donate thousands of bags of unwanted goods.
This September, the British Heart Foundation will run its Great British Bag-athon and nationally the charity hopes to receive one million bags of unwanted things to raise vital funds for life-saving research into heart disease.
Throughout the month of September, County Durham BHF shops will each be aiming to raise almost 2,000 bags full of unwanted things.
The charity said support from local people will be vital and are seeking items such as clothes, shoes, toys, books, CDs, DVDs to be put in bags and dropped off at any County Durham BHF shop.
And people can also complete their own bag challenge by setting a target and then asking friends, family, neighbours and work colleagues to make donations.
A national league table will show who has been the most successful collector, people can register for the challenge on the BHF website.
Martin Newton, Area Manager for BHF shops, said: “The launch of the Great British Bag-athon is only a few weeks away and we’d like everyone in the Durham area to set aside some time to clear out their wardrobe and join in the UKs biggest bag filling event.
“Every bag that you fill is a bag full of life saving research.
“Your clothes, shoes, bags, books, DVDs, homewares and toys will help Durham BHF shops fight for every heart beat.”
Visit bhf.org.uk/bagathon for more information or visit a BHF shop.
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