British Heart Foundation

Drake Circus thanks shoppers for donations to charity appeal

Authored by Mary

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...

Plymouth shoppers help BHF to Bag It. Beat It.

Authored by Mary

Drake Circus Shopping Centre’s customers help the British Heart Foundation to Bag It. Beat It.

Drake Circus Shopping Centre’s 2015 Bag It. Beat It. stock appeal for The British Heart Foundation (BHF) launched on Wednesday 30th September when the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor John Mahony, donated the first bag of items. The items will now go on to be sold in BHF shops and help...

Organisations invited to bid for free defibrillators

Authored by Mary

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) and the Department of Health (DH) are encouraging organisations in the South West to help make their communities safer as they launch a £1 million partnership to make public access defibrillators and CPR training more widely available across England.

The announcement comes as new figures from the BHF show few people in the South West are even aware...

Drakes to back BHF

Authored by George Dawson

Drake Circus Shopping Centre is delighted to announce they will be hosting British Heart Foundation (BHF) Bag It. Beat It. event on Wednesday 30th September which urges the Plymouth community to donate bags full of their unwanted stuff to be sold in local BHF shops. Every bag donated will help fund life saving heart research, helping over seven million people continue to fight heart disease...

Parents petition to ban junk food adverts

Authored by Mary

New statistics show the majority of parents in the South West believe stopping children being exposed to junk food adverts could cut childhood obesity, as the British Heart Foundation (BHF) delivered a 30,000 strong petition to ban the adverts before 9pm to Britain’s most famous street.

The BHF polled 2,000 UK parents and found 67% of parents in the South West believe that stopping...

Light jogging the key to living longer

Authored by Sarah Parker

Jogging between one and two-and-a-half hours a week could be the answer to living longer according a new study.

Researchers from Copenhagen followed 1,098 healthy joggers and 3,950 non joggers to investigate how different running habits affected their long-term health.

The study, which looked at frequency of running, hours jogged and individual pace, found participants were...

Heart charity plea to sign life-saving petition

Authored by Sarah Parker

People in the South West believe children should be taught CPR in schools, according to new research by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

The BHF polled over 2,000 people and found that 89% of people in the South West thought that children should leave secondary school knowing the life-saving skill.

More than 30,000 people have a cardiac arrest outside of hospital, but less...

Give back to charity this Christmas

Authored by Mary

This Christmas, British Heart Foundation (BHF) shops are urging South West people to give back by donating their unwanted Christmas presents to charity. The profit raised from BHF shops goes on to fund life-saving research into heart disease.

Over half [64%] of people from the South West said they receive two unwanted Christmas presents every year. With the average price per Christmas...

BHF donate 85 bags to Drake Circus appeal

Authored by Mary

British Heart Foundation (BHF) shops are delighted to announce that 85 bags were donated to their Bag It. Beat It. event held at Drake Circus Shopping Centre. The donated items will now go on to be sold in local BHF shops and could generate up to £1,500 to help fund life-saving research.

BHF shop’s Bag it. Beat it. campaign urged the public to donate bags of unwanted items. Every bag...

UK Government urged to push ahead with standardised tobacco packaging

Authored by Mary

The British Heart Foundation has criticised the UK Government for dithering over plans to introduce standardised tobacco packaging, putting thousands of children’s heart health at risk.

Two years ago today Australia became the first country in the world to force all cigarettes and tobacco products to be sold in standardised packaging to dissuade children from taking up the habit....


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