Great British bag-athon is back and needs local support

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This September, the Great British Bag-athon is back and calling on locals in the Cambridgeshire area to join in the UKs biggest stock donation appeal and donate bags full of unwanted things to British Heart Foundation (BHF) shops. This year BHF shops are aiming to raise 1 million bags of unwanted things to raise vital funds for life-saving research into heart disease.

Throughout the month of September, Cambridgeshire BHF shops will each be aiming to raise almost 2,000 bags full of unwanted things. Support from local people will be vital, simply fill one bag or many with unwanted clothes, shoes, toys, books, CDs, DVDs and drop them off at any Cambridgeshire BHF shop.

This year you can also take on a bag-filling challenge for the Great British Bag-athon. Simply set a target number of bags that you’d like to raise and ask your friends, family, neighbours or work colleagues to pledge you bags. Register online at bhf.org.uk/bagathon to find out more and see yourself in the national league table.

Jacqui Whitehall, Area Manager for BHF shops, says: “The launch of the Great British Bag-athon is only a few weeks away and we’d like everyone in the Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire BHF shops fight for every heart beat.”

Visit bhf.org.uk/bagathon for more information or pop into your local BHF shop.