Big hearted celebrities such as Cilla Black, Warwick Davis, Carol Smillie, Anton Du Beke & Erin Boag, Jack Dee, Luisa Zissman, Konnie Huq, Tim Vine and Lucy Porter are supporting Bag It. Beat It. by filling up a bag of their unwanted items and donating it to their local British Heart Foundation shop.
BHF shops are now asking the public to follow suit and donate bags full of their unwanted items to their local shop this September. Every bag donated will fund life-saving heart research, helping over 40,000 little heroes continue to fight congenital heart disease.
An estimated 4,000 children with congenital heart defects, often limiting their physical ability and quality of life, will start school this year but nearly 400 of their potential classmates will have lost their life before reaching school age. By supporting Bag It. Beat It. vital funds will be raised for further research.
Cilla Black says: “It was really therapeutic clearing out my wardrobe and finding items to donate to Bag it. Beat it. Why not get involved and donate your unwanted items to your local BHF shop, each bag donated will fund life-saving heart research, helping children fight congenital heart disease.”
Everyone can get involved by simply filling a bag with good quality clothes, shoes, books, handbags, DVDs, CDs, bric-a-brac and children’s toys and taking it into their local BHF shop.