February 20, 2017, by Kirsty McKeown
Nottingham students show bags of support!
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) shops’ partnership with University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham City Council is going from strength to strength and last year surpassed all expectations with a record amount of items collected.
The Pack for Good campaign asks students to donate any unwanted clothes, shoes, books, DVDs, bags and small electricals at the end of the academic year, enabling the charity to recycle goods that might otherwise be thrown away. The campaign has proved to be a huge success and the 2016 campaign alone raised £180,068, making Nottingham second only to Manchester for the amount collected!
Throughout last summer Nottingham students were incredibly supportive and made full use of the donation drop-off points located around the city. The UoN campaign included a number of banks placed in key locations, a highlight being the day a horse and dray took to the streets of Lenton to collect bags!
For over 50 years the British Heart Foundation has pioneered research that has transformed the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions. The BHF’s work has been central to the discoveries of vital treatments that are changing the fight against heart disease. But so many people still need help, from babies born with life-threatening heart problems to the many mums, dads and grandparents who survive a heart attack and endure the daily battles of heart failure. Join the fight for every heartbeat in the UK. Every pound raised, minute of your time and donation to BHF shops will help make a difference to people’s lives. The money raised from this campaign goes into the fight against heart disease and helps fund BHF researchers who are relentlessly working towards the fight for every heartbeat.
Look out for details of our 2017 campaign coming soon, please donate your unwanted items to help raise money to fight heart disease. Our goal is to raise even more than last year (and knock Manchester off the top spot if we can) so we need your help more than ever!
For more information on British Heart Foundation shops or to find your local shop please visit bhf.org.uk/shops