Scarborough British Heart Foundation shop appeals for donations as it reopens

The BHF Scarborough shop will reopen on Monday April 12 and is appealing to the local community to get involved by donating their preloved items to support the charity’s recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 5:01 pm
Updated Friday, 9th April 2021, 5:02 pm
The British Heart Foundation have appealed for donations

The Scarborough shop had to close close it's doors several times over the last 12 months due to the pandemic, but will reopen on April 12 to once again raise funds for life saving research.

It is now urgently asking the local community to support it by donating good quality items they no longer require.

The shop, in Newborough, welcomes items such as clothing, handbags, shoes, books and toys.

Every item sold will be turned into funds for research that could help transform the lives of those in the local area living with heart and circulatory diseases.

As they reopen, BHF shops and stores have measures in place to keep staff, volunteers and customers safe.

This includes social distancing on the shop floor, protective equipment for staff and volunteers and screens at till points.

Customers can donate items at Covid-secure donation points set up at BHF shop entrances.

For larger donations to BHF home stores, donors can book a free collection service online or by calling their local shop.

All pick-ups are Covid-secure in line with Government social distancing guidelines.

For those not ready to hit the high-street, the charity’s postal donation service is also available for smaller, quality items – simply print off a label and take your items to your local drop off point.

Alternatively, shop a wide range of items via the BHF eBay shop.

The coronavirus crisis has had a devastating impact on the BHF’s income, leading to research funding being cut in half and the delay of important scientific breakthroughs.

The charity is now urging the local community to support their nearest shop by donating items they’ve decluttered while at home.

Every pound raised in BHF shops helps the charity to support those living with heart and circulatory diseases.

To find your local shop or store head to www.bhf.org.uk/shop.