Students pack bags to raise vital cash for heart charity

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Students in Sheffield have raised more than £10,000 for the British Heart Foundation by donating thousands of unwanted items.

The charity’s partnership with Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield University resulted in more than 560 bags of donations being dropped off in campus collection bins.

Sales of the donations are due to raise £11,340 for the BHF.

Karen O’Donoghue, BHF regional stock generator, said: “We’ve been delighted with the response from Sheffield students.

“Each BHF shop needs to receive 400 bags of unwanted items a week and thanks to donations from students and staff in Sheffield we have been able to help our shops in the area.

“If any other universities or businesses would like to work with BHF shops and provide collection facilities, it’s easy to set this up – just get in touch by calling 07825 861146.

“Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer, shattering the lives of too many children, parents and grandparents.”