British Heart Foundation launches bag-athon appeal
10:01pm Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
BRITISH Heart Foundation have launched the Great British Bag-athon this month after studies show that the average person form Wales owns seven items of unworn clothing.
According to a British Heart Foundation survey almost half of people from Wales (45 percent) said they don’t wear the items they have because they are too tight and estimate they are worth £124.
While a quarter of people from Wales said they have purchased an item of clothing in a size too small as inspiration to lose weight, but are unable to fit into these items.
The Great British Bag-athon, the UK’s biggest stock donation appeal, is aiming to raise one million bags of unwanted things throughout the month and raise vital funds for life-saving research into heart disease in Wales.
Diane Locke, BHF Deputy Retail Director, says: “We’re all guilty of hanging onto clothes that we haven’t worn for a while or in many cases, never worn at all.
“BHF shops have the perfect solution for the items cluttering your wardrobe this month - the UK’s biggest stock donation appeal, the Great British Bag-athon.
"Every bag you fill is a bag full of life-saving research.”
Hilary Alexander, Fashion Expert, adds: “I think these findings will resonate with the majority of people and they'll immediately be able to pinpoint those items hanging up in their wardrobe with the labels still on them.
“We all have to accept that if we haven’t worn an item after owning it for six months – it’s time to move on.
"Your unwanted items can support the BHF’s Great British Bag-athon and really help the nation's heart charity continue its fight for every heartbeat.”
Visit bhf.org.uk/bagathon for more information or donate your unwanted things to your local BHF shop today.
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