Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Bag it and Beat it at Grays Shopping Centre

GRAYS Shopping Centre is delighted to announce they will be hosting British Heart Foundation (BHF) Bag It. Beat It. event on Monday 9th November which urges the Essex community to donate bags full of their unwanted stuff to be sold in local BHF shops. Every bag donated will help fund life saving heart research, helping over seven million people continue to fight heart disease.

Last year the BHF raised over £130 million from voluntary income alone. In the same year £115.5 million was committed to funding new medical research*. This enabled them to fund scientists at more than 40 different locations in the UK. This year they are hoping to raise even more with the help of Essex. The Bag It. Beat It. event will also help raise awareness of the devastating effects a sudden heart disease diagnosis can have on a family.

Between Monday 9th and Friday 13th November, volunteers will be in Grays Shopping Centre giving out stock donation bags and asking shoppers to fill a bag with unwanted clothes, shoes, books, handbags, DVDs, CDs, bric-a-brac and children’s toys then take it to the drop point in the centre or the BHF shop.

BHF Area Manager, Keely Huxman, said:

“We’re urging everyone in Essex to have a clear out this November and donate bags of their unwanted stuff to Bag it. Beat it.

“People often don’t realise that the books, shoes or dress they donate to or buy from their local BHF shop actually raises vital funds and helps pay for life saving research.

“Every week around 2,000 families lose a loved one to heart disease, but with continued support from local people, the BHF can fight harder to reduce this figure.”

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