A heart charity is launching a stock donation appeal next week.
The British Heart Foundation will launch the Great British Bag-athon on Monday at St George’s Shopping Centre in Preston.
The community is being urged to join in and fill up bags full of unwanted things for the Great British Bag-athon to help fight heart disease.
The event will be officially launched by the Mayor of Preston, Coun Veronica Afrin when she donates the first bag of items on the launch day.
The Great British Bag-athon is BHF shops biggest stock donation campaign, aiming to raise 1 million bags of unwanted things throughout September. Every bag filled is a bag full of life-saving research.
Between September 2 and 8 volunteers will be in St George’s giving out stock donation bags and asking shoppers to fill one bag, or many, with unwanted clothes, books, homewares, toys, CDs, and DVDs, then take it to the drop point in the centre.
Nicky Horton from St Georges Shopping Centre said: “We are delighted to be holding a Great British Bag-athon event this year. It’s the perfect opportunity to have a clear out and donate any unwanted items, raising vital funds to support those in our community who are living with heart disease.”