Thank You: Your support has helped to fund research, equipment and nurses

28 July 2014        

Hearty mascot outside a BHF shop with a thank you notice

Thank you to those who have donated items, purchased goods or given their time to volunteer, you have all contributed to our shops success.

The staggering amount raised by our shops has helped to fund over 13,200 defibrillators and diagnostic equipment worth over £6 million across the UK. In addition to this, we’re currently supporting over 1,050 research projects, more than 1,300 healthcare professionals and around 280 Heart Support groups. We also currently fund almost 3,900 Heartstart schemes in the UK, which teach Emergency Life Support and CPR training in local schools and businesses.

We're so grateful

Mike Taylor, Retail Director at the BHF, says: “We’re truly overwhelmed with the ongoing generosity of our shoppers, donors and volunteers across the UK. We’re so grateful to all our supporters and want to thank every single person who has joined us in the fight against heart disease.

“People often don’t realise that the sofa or dress they donate to or buy from their local BHF shop actually raises vital funds and helps pay for anything from an echo machine in their local hospital to a community heart support group.

“We couldn’t fund this life-saving equipment or research without the support of the community and we hope everyone will continue to support our shops for many years to come.” 

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the UK’s single biggest killer, causing approximately 74,000 deaths in the UK every year, but with the nation’s continued support, we can fight harder to reduce this figure.

Donate your unwanted items

Our shops sell anything from clothes, shoes and handbags to CDs, DVDs and books. There are also over 170 BHF Furniture & Electrical stores, which sell items such as sofas, dining tables, beds, wardrobes, TVs and fridges.

Our shops offer a free collection service for donations that can be booked over the phone by calling 0800 915 3000, or online for larger furniture and electrical items.