Corby British Heart Foundation shop asking for your donations

British Heart Foundation staff at the launch of the Bag It. Beat It. campaign l-r Paige Friery, Patricie Rajcanlova, Colette Cowan, the Mayor of Corby Peter McEwan and Danillie Ritchie

British Heart Foundation staff at the launch of the Bag It. Beat It. campaign l-r Paige Friery, Patricie Rajcanlova, Colette Cowan, the Mayor of Corby Peter McEwan and Danillie Ritchie

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People are being urged to have a heart and have a clear-out to donate unwanted clothes, toys and gifts for a charity shop’s annual appeal for stock.

Willow Place and Corby Town Centre’s 2015 Bag It. Beat It. stock appeal for The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has been launched by the Mayor of Corby. Councillor Peter McEwan donated the first bag of items to kick start the campaign to encourage people to give a bag of goodies.

The items go on to be sold in British Heart Foundation shops and help fund life saving research, support those living with a heart disease and raise awareness of the effects that a sudden diagnoses can have on a family.

Bags of items can be donated to the drop point in the town centre.

After that date bags of good quality clothes, shoes, toys, books, CDs, DVDs and bric-a-brac, can be taken to the nearest BHF shop.

Daniel Pickard, Centre Director of Willow Place and Corby Town Centre said: “Thank you to the Mayor of Corby, Councillor Peter McEwan, for helping us to launch our campaign.

“BHF is such as important charity which helps thousands of people around the UK every year who suffer from heart disease, so I want to encourage our shoppers to continue to donate their unwanted quality items and take them to our centre drop point or local BHF store.”

Last year the BHF raised over £130 million from voluntary income alone, £115.5 million of which supported research.

BHF also supports families affected by a diagnosis and sharing experiences.