Bishop's Stortford's BHF shop appeal for unwanted presents
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is appealing for unwanted Christmas gift to be donated to its shop in Potter Street, Bishop's Stortford.
"We love the gifts you don't," said Allison Swaine-Hughes, retail director for the charity. "If you want to donate a gift or cut down the clutter after the festive season, then just drop your donations in at your local BHF shop or take advantage of our free collection service. Your quality items will be saved from landfill and help us raise funds for vital research into heart and circulatory diseases."
As the UK's largest charity retailer, each year the BHF's 740 shops help raise £30m for life-saving research.
Last year alone, the BHF saved over 74,000 tonnes of items from landfill, which helped prevent 53,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions from being released into the atmosphere. This included 15,000 tonnes of pre-loved clothes and 180,000 sofas.
Each year, more than 15,000 people in the East of England lose their life to heart and circulatory diseases and currently 660,000 people are living with these devastating conditions across the region.