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I am writing to thank you and your readers’ support for the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) shops’ Great British Bag-athon.

The campaign, which took place throughout September, was a huge success and we’re very grateful to your community for joining in and donating so many bags full of lovely things. We had an amazing response throughout September and with each bag on average raising £20, it will help us to fund the fight against the nation’s biggest killer, heart disease.

Thanks to the tremendous contribution from your region we have been able to raise over 570,000 bags across the UK as a whole – this could be worth a possible £11,400,000.

BHF shops are always in need of donations and it doesn’t have to be just clothes - good quality CDs, DVDs, books, toys and ornaments are all welcome. In addition, if you are planning a house clear out, our furniture and electrical stores are always in need of good quality homeware. For those of you that have bulky items to donate or large numbers of bags you can also book a free collection from your door by calling 0844 412 5000.

To find your local BHF shops please visit bhf.org.uk/shops or call 0844 412 5000 to book a free collection.

Mike Taylor, BHF retail director

British Heart Foundation

Greater London House

Hampstead Road

London