Charity issues urgent appeal for help in Sheffield after flooding
A charity has appealed for urgent help to restock its shops in Sheffield, after flooding seriously depleted its supplies.
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) said the natural disaster had caused a ‘huge problem’ for its shops, as it had prevented many people from being able to donate goods.
Mike Parkin, area manager for the charity, told how it was ‘urgently’ in need of extra items to fill the shelves at five branches across the city.
“The recent floods have caused a huge problem for the shops and have prevented people from being able to donate unwanted items, taking money away from the BHF’s vital work. We are hoping to get the shops back to normal as soon as possible,” he said.
“I’d like to thank the Sheffield community on behalf of everyone at the shops for all their support over the past few weeks. It’s only because of our generous supporters that we are able to raise vital funds for life-saving heart research.
“Following the bad weather, we are urgently in need of items to fill our shops so please do keep us in mind in future if you are having a clear out.”
BHF has shops in Hillsborough, The Moor, Pinstone Street, Ecclesall Road and Crystal Peaks, and the charity said it is keen for any good quality items like clothes, shoes, accessories, DVDs, books and CDs, with proceeds funding life-saving heart research.
The charity also offers a free pick-up service, information about which is available by calling 0800 9157 000.