Heart felt plea for more donations

British Heart Foundation staff dress in red for Weat it Red Day.'left to right back Robert Venton, Janet Kenworthy, Sarah Hawkins and Sue Small 'left to right front Robin Green and Lucy Wiskin 'www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto
British Heart Foundation staff dress in red for Weat it Red Day.'left to right back Robert Venton, Janet Kenworthy, Sarah Hawkins and Sue Small 'left to right front Robin Green and Lucy Wiskin 'www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto

VISITORS to Wisbech’s British Heart Foundation charity shop saw red on Friday.

Staff and volunteers dressed in the bright colour to raise awareness of the national charity in the Wear It Red Day.

The awareness day came on the back of the Valentine’s Red For Heart promotion, which went well in the Market Place shop.

Manager Janet Kenworthy is keen to make an appeal for stock now Spring is on the horizon.

The shop has seen a dramatic drop in donations recently, particularly with the door-to-door collections.

There have been lots of occasions where bags have been picked up by rogue collectors and it has put a lot of people off.

Janet said: “People are now preferring to bring the bags into the store themselves because they know it’s getting to the right place.”

The British Heart Foundation welcomes donations in every condition, even if clothes or shoes are damaged.

The Wisbech store is also keen to get donations of books, especially children’s books, as stocks are running low.