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British Heart Foundation urges shoppers to donate items by post this Black Friday

Tom Shearsmith
09 November 2020

The British Heart Foundation is urging shoppers to donate any valuable items they are replacing in the sales, using its freepost donation service.

The charity says that Black Friday (27 November) donations will "not only help raise funds for research into heart and circulatory diseases but will also prevent items in good condition from going to waste."

The current shop closures across England will continue to have a significant impact on the charity’s income, which is why BHF is asking customers to consider donating via the freepost service while visiting any Collect+ point for essential shopping or putting aside items they’ve replaced in the sales to donate once shops reopen.

To post items, British Heart Foundation advises people to head to the BHF website and request a freepost label.

Allison Swaine-Hughes, Retail Director at the British Heart Foundation, said: “With our high street shops in England temporarily closed, we need the public’s support now, more than ever. As Black Friday approaches, you can still easily support us through our retail operation, either by shopping online with us or by donating your unwanted, quality smaller items via our freepost donation service.

“Do check our website for details of how to post us your preloved items or visit our eBay and Depop shops to view our fantastic ranges. By doing so, you can help us continue to raise funds that can be spent on making scientific breakthroughs for those living with heart and circulatory diseases.”

Last year alone, the BHF helped saved an incredible 71,000 tonnes of items from landfill and prevented 135,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions from being released into the atmosphere.

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on the BHF’s income, as the closure of its 730 shops for several months has resulted in its net income falling by approximately 50% this financial year.

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