Charity in appeal for donations to Northumberland shops

Donations are being sought to help a charity’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 8:00 am
The BHF is appealing for donations to its shops.

The BHF shops in Blyth and Ashington shops reopened last month and for donations from the the local community.

The shops had to close their doors for several months throughout 2020 and into this year, due to the pandemic but are back up and running, to once again raise funds for life saving research.

They are now urgently asking for donations of good quality items.

The fashion shops welcome items such as clothing, handbags, shoes and books. Every item sold will be turned into funds for research that could help transform the lives of those in the area living with heart and circulatory diseases.

The shops and stores have measures in place to keep staff, volunteers and customers safe. This includes social distancing on the shop floor, protective equipment for staff and volunteers and screens at till points.

For larger donations to BHF home stores, donors can book a free collection service online or by calling their local shop.

A BHF spokesperson said: “The coronavirus crisis has had a devastating impact on the BHF’s income, leading to research funding being cut in half and the delay of important scientific breakthroughs.

"The charity is now urging the local community to support their nearest shop by donating items they’ve decluttered while at home.

"Every pound raised in BHF shops helps the charity to support those living with heart and circulatory diseases.”

The BHF Blyth shop can be found at 24 Regent Street while the shop in Ashington is at 43 Station Road.