Drake Circus Shopping Centre would like to say a big thank you to its shoppers for donating to its British Heart Foundation (BHF) Bag It. Beat It. event helping the charity generate over 1 million bags of donated items.
The centre encouraged shoppers to give bags of unwanted items including clothes, CDs, DVDs and bric-à-brac. The items now go on to be sold in local BHF shops helping to fund life saving heart research and raise awareness of the devastating effects a sudden heart disease diagnosis can have on an entire family.
Greg Lumley, Centre Director of Drake Circus Shopping Centre commented: “We are delighted to have helped the British Heart Foundation generate such a fantastic amount of donated bags and I would like to thank everyone who took the time to drop off their unwanted items.
“The research that Bag It. Beat It. enables BHF to carry out is life-changing to those who are either beating heart disease or family members who are offering their continuous support. If you picked up a Bag It. Beat It. bag from our shopping centre but didn’t have time to drop it off, you can still donate to your local BHF shop.”
For more information and to find a local BHF shop visit bagit.bhf.org.uk.