I recently had the opportunity to visit volunteers at the British Heart Foundation‘s Shandwick Place shop to add my support to the charity’s Bag it. Beat it. campaign.
Through the campaign the BHF is encouraging people to donate unwanted items to its shops, highlighting the link between this fundraising and the charity’s life-saving research into children born with heart defects.
Ahead of the visit, I looked out a bag of books, CDs and clothes to donate to the charity. It was great to talk to staff and volunteers and learn about the campaign. Every bag donated to the BHF raises an average of £20 that could fund laboratory costs, continuing the charity’s vital research and helping more children survive with a heart defect.
I hope that people across the Lothians will donate unwanted items to raise funds to support the BHF and I wish the charity every success with its campaign.