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Great British Bag-athon is back and needs Trafford residents’ support
4:00pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in News
THE British Heart Foundation (BHF) ‘Great British Bag-athon’ returns in September - and the charity is calling on Trafford residents to join in.
It wants people to support it by donating bags full of unwanted things to its shops.
This year BHF shops are aiming to receive a million bags of goods to raise vital funds for life-saving research into heart disease.
Throughout the month of September, Greater Manchester BHF shops will each be aiming to raise almost 2,000 bags full of unwanted things - such as clothes, shoes, toys, books, CDs and DVDs.
This year people can also take on a bag-filling challenge for the Great British Bag-athon. Simply set a target number of bags that you’d like to raise and ask your friends, family, neighbours or work colleagues to pledge you bags. Register online at bhf.org.uk/bagathon to find out more and see yourself in the national league table.
Preston Davies, Area Manager for BHF shops, says: “The launch of the Great British Bag-athon is only a few weeks away and we’d like everyone in the Greater Manchester area to set aside some time to clear out their wardrobe and join in the UKs biggest bag filling event. Every bag that you fill is a bag full of life saving research.
“Your clothes, shoes, bags, books, DVDs, homewares and toys will help Greater Manchester BHF shops fight for every heart beat.”
Visit bhf.org.uk/bagathon for more information or pop into a BHF shop. There are BHF shops at George Street, Altrincham; School Road, Sale; King Street, Stretford.
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