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Don't Stop Donating on the Yorkshire Coast Say British Heart Foundation

Don't Stop Donating on the Yorkshire Coast Say British Heart Foundation

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 2:42pm 3rd December 2010.

The recent extreme weather conditions have meant that people have struggled to get out to take their unwanted goods to BHF shops, with shop managers reporting a drop in donations of up to 80% in areas worst hit by the snow.  The charity is urging people to hold onto their goods and donate them when it’s safe to do so.

 

Stock donations are the lifeblood of BHF shops, which raise £22 million annually to fight heart disease, the nations biggest killer. Last year, the bad weather had a severe impact on donations, creating a loss of £1 million in sales for the nation’s heart charity.

 

Mike Lucas, Retail Director at the British Heart Foundation said: “The bad weather is already affecting our stock levels, and we urge the public to donate to their local shop once the weather has improved and it’s safe to do so. For those that are struggling, we can arrange a free collection to ensure donations are still making it into shops and making a difference to heart patients.”

BHF Shops would be greatful for donations of good quality clothing, handbags, shoes, books, DVDs, CDs and bric-a-brac.

 

To find the location of your nearest BHF shop please call 0844 412 5000 or visit bhf.org.uk/shops.

 

BHF Shops in Yorkshire include:

Acomb, Armley, Barnsley, Barnsley Furniture & Electrical (F&E), Beverley, Bradford, Bradford F&E, Bramley, Bridlington, Brighouse, Castleford, Crossgates, Dewsbury, Doncaster, Doncaster F&E, Goole, Harrogate, Headingley, Huddersfield, Huddersfield F&E, Hull, Hull F&E, Ilkley, Keighley, Leeds, Morley, Northallerton, Otley, Pontefract, Pontefract F&E, Rotherham, Selby, Scarborough, Sheffield, Sheffield F&E, Shipley, Skipton, Thirsk, York, York F&E, Wakefield and Whitby.

 

 

  • Last year BHF Shops raised over £22 million to help the BHF fight heart disease the nation’s single biggest killer.
  • BHF Shops sell 80,000 items everyday; have 15 million customers and over 17,000 volunteers.
  • The BHF now has over 640 Shops. Our aim is for everyone in the UK to have a local British Heart Foundation Shop.
  • The charity now has over 100 Furniture and Electrical Stores across England, Scotland and Wales.
  • For more information on British Heart Foundation Shops or to find your local shop please visit bhf.org.uk/shops -The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is the nation’s heart charity, dedicated to saving lives through pioneering research, patient care, campaigning for change and by providing vital information. But we urgently need help. We rely on donations of time and money to continue our life-saving work. Because together we can beat heart disease.

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