Donate unwanted items by post this Black Friday and support BHF

 

This Black Friday (Friday 27th November) shoppers on the hunt for cut-price deals online, can also feel good about their shopping spree, by donating the items they’ve replaced via the British Heart Foundation’s freepost donation service.

Whether it’s designer clothing, jewellery, cameras or smaller electricals, making space for your new purchases is quick and easy and can help save lives.   Black Friday donations will not only help raise funds for research into heart and circulatory diseases but will also prevent items in good condition from going to waste.  

The charity’s 616 shop closures across England will continue to have a significant impact on the charity’s income, which is why they are encouraging customers to consider donating via the freepost service, while visiting any Collect+ point for essential shopping or putting aside items they’ve replaced in the sales, to donate once shops reopen.  Theses donations will add to to their selection of affordable products for shoppers on the hunt for designer goods, vintage items and more.  

For larger household items, donors in England can book a free Covid-secure collection via the BHF website once shops have reopened. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland BHF shops can continue to make collections at this time. The charity is always grateful to receive larger items such as sofas, sideboards, beds, TVs, exercise equipment and homewares.

Allison Swaine-Hughes, Retail Director at the British Heart Foundation, said: “With our high street shops in England temporarily closed, we need the public’s support now, more than ever. As Black Friday approaches, you can still easily support us through our retail operation, either by shopping online with us or by donating your unwanted, quality smaller items via our freepost donation service.  

“Do check our website for details of how to post us your preloved items or visit our eBay and Depop shops to view our fantastic ranges. By doing so, you can help us continue to raise funds that can be spent on making scientific breakthroughs for those living with heart and circulatory diseases.”  

Last year alone, the charity helped saved an incredible 71,000 tonnes of items from landfill and prevented 135,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions from being released into the atmosphere.  

The coronavirus crisis has had a devastating impact on the BHF’s income. The closure their 730 shops for several months and cancellation of many fundraising events has resulted in the charity’s net income falling by around 50 per cent this financial year. 
 
Every item sold through our shops and online channels will help the charity in its recovery and raise much needed funds for research that could help save lives.

To find out more and to get involved head to bhf.org.uk