People in Lancashire helped raise £1.8m in the North West for the British Heart Foundation.
Throughout the month of September, people in the region raided their wardrobes and donated their unwanted items to their local British Heart Foundation shop in aid of the UK’s biggest stock donation appeal – the Great British Bag-athon. This year’s ambitious target to raise one million bags of unwanted things in one month for life-saving research into heart disease.
Julie Clegg, area manager for British Heart Foundation North West shops, said: “We have had an amazing response, with more than 94,000 bags donated from the people of the North West. With each bag worth up to £20, this could be worth a possible £1.8 m.
“Thanks to the tremendous contribution we have hit our national target raising one million bags nationwide.”