Town Centre bag collection helps British Heart Foundation

BHF's display in Cumbernauld town centre last Christmas.
BHF's display in Cumbernauld town centre last Christmas.

A total of 109 Bag It - Beat It bags collected at a British Heart Foundation event in Cumbernauld town centre could raise up to £2,000.

The donated items will now go on to be sold in BHF Scotland shops and could generate up to £2,000 to help fund life-saving research.

BHF Scotland shop’s Bag it. Beat it. campaign urged the public to donate bags of unwanted items.

Every bag donated helps funds life-saving heart research, helping over 40,000 little heroes continue to fight congenital heart disease.

Before the BHF was founded, only one in five babies born with congenital heart disease saw their first birthday, let alone their first day of school.

Thanks to pioneering research, now around 4,000 children experience their first day at school every year.

Diane Daley, BHF area manager, said of the town centre effort: “It’s great to see such an amazing number of bags collected from the event.

“The BHF currently funds over £14 million into congenital heart disease research but this year we need to raise even more.

“The Cumbernauld community has done fantastically well and I would like to say a big thank you to those who helped reach this amazing total.”

She added: “There’s still time to join Bag It. Beat It.

If you weren’t able to take part in the Cumbernauld Shopping Centre event you can fill a bag with good quality unwanted clothes, shoes, toys, books, CDs, DVDs and homewares and donate the items to your local BHF Scotland shop. Join us and help the BHF in the fight against heart disease.”