Castle Quay Shopping Centre in Banbury has announced they will be hosting British Heart Foundation’s Bag It. Beat It. event on Saturday, January 16.
The initiative urges the Banbury community to donate bags full of their unwanted stuff to be sold in the charity’s shops around the area. Every bag donated will help fund life saving heart research, helping more than seven million people continue to fight heart disease.
Volunteers will be in the shopping Centre giving out stock donation bags and asking shoppers to fill a bag with unwanted clothes, shoes, books, handbags, DVDs, CDs, bric-a-brac and children’s toys.
Paul Jackson, centre manager of Castle Quay Shopping Centre, said: “We are delighted to be hosting a Bag It. Beat It. event this year as it helps to raise lifesaving funds and vital awareness for a fantastic cause.”
BHF Area Manager, Kevin Sheriton, added: “We’re urging everyone in Banbury to have a clear out this September and donate bags of their unwanted stuff to Bag it. Beat it.
“People often don’t realise that the books, shoes or dress they donate to or buy from their local BHF shop actually raises vital funds and helps pay for life saving research.
“Every week around 2,000 families lose a loved one to heart disease, but with continued support from local people, the BHF can fight harder to reduce this figure.”
For more information and to find your local BHF shop visit www.bhf.org.uk/bagit