Bags of good­ies given to heart char­ity

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

Gen­er­ous cus­tomers do­nated more than 100 bags of good­ies for the 2015 Bag It. Beat It. ap­peal in just two days.

The Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion’s (BHF) cam­paign kicked off last Fri­day in the County Square shop­ping cen­tre in Ash­ford, with the first do­na­tion made by the Deputy Mayor of Ash­ford, Cllr Ge­orge Koowa­ree.

The items will now go on to be sold in BHF shops and help fund life-sav­ing re­search, sup­port those liv­ing with a heart dis­ease and raise aware­ness of the ef­fects that a sud­den dev­as­tat­ing di­ag­noses can have on a fam­ily.

County Square cen­tre man­ager Frances Burt said: “Thank you to Cllr Koowa­ree for help­ing us to launch our cam­paign. BHF is such an im­por­tant char­ity which helps thou­sands of peo­ple around the UK ev­ery year who suf­fer from heart dis­ease, so I want to en­cour­age our shop­pers to con­tinue to do­nate their un­wanted qual­ity items and take them to our cen­tre drop point or lo­cal BHF store.”

Items such as cloth­ing, shoes, toys, books, CDs, DVDs and bric-a-brac can still taken to the BHF shop in New Rents.

BHF store man­ager, Tina Shorter, BHF vol­un­teer, David Spencer, and deputy mayor, Cllr Ge­orge Koowa­ree

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