Bags of goodies given to heart charity
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