This September is time for Bag it. Beat it. 2016.

2015 Bag it. Bear it. poster

This September, we’ll ask you to rummage through your wardrobe and bag up unwanted but good quality clothes, accessories, books, DVDs and bric-a-bra for us to sell in our charity shops.

Your unwanted stuff will help to fund the research so urgently needed to protect women from the devastation of heart disease. 

Around 28,000 women die from a heart attack each year in the UK – that’s three every hour. But surveys have shown that women are less likely than men to recognise the symptoms of a heart attack and seek help. 

Donations to Bag it.Beat it. will help us to fund research to help better diagnose and treat women with heart disease. 

Previously, your donations helped researchers in Edinburgh develop a new test that better diagnoses women who are suspected of having a heart attack. With further funding from us, the researchers will carry out an even bigger clinical trial of the test, which could save lives and save the NHS money. 

Bag it. Beat it. 2016

Last year, you donated 1076,499 bags of stuff but we want to do even better this year. 

We’ll be announcing more details of Bag it. Beat it 2016 soon, including fun ways you can get involved.