Valentine’s notes help charity

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An unsigned message written inside one love heart reads: “To the beautiful lady with the green Doc Martens.”

Another reads: “Cannot wait to become your wife on the 26th of July. Love you with all my heart. From Mrs G to be.”

And another: “To Tom. Thanks for not running to the hills. Norris.”

These are just some of the Valentine’s messages which have filled the window of the British Heart Foundation shop in Newborough, Scarborough.

Messages can still be posted up until February 16, and all staff ask in return is a donation of at least £1.

“There are some funny ones, some sad, some happy, and some dedicated to loved ones past and present,” says assistant manger Lisa Rixon.

“It’s something we do every year and we fill the window.”

The shop is one of many British Heart Foundation shops across Yorkshire which are using Valentine’s Day to promote their mission to fight heart disease and raise awareness about healthy living.

BHF area manager Louise Ball said: “Posting a love note in a shop window is one of the easiest ways to express your love for that special someone.

“And the small donation of £1 will help the BHF fund life-saving research into heart disease.”

Meanwhile, BHF research shows that 82 per cent of people in Yorkshire would choose a romantic gesture over an expensive gift this Valentine’s Day. It reveals that 22 per cent think a love letter is the most romantic thing a partner could do for them, while 12 per cent said it was breakfast in bed.

Celebrities who have written messages in BHF shops include Mollie King, Caroline Flack and Cilla Black.