The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is appealing to the people in Wales to donate their quality preloved items using its freepost donation service, to support the charity’s recovery from the coronavirus crisis.
In June, the BHF launched a new post to donate service, making it even easier for the public to give their decluttered items to charity. This was part of new measures the BHF introduced to help keep shop staff, volunteers and customers safe.
The coronavirus crisis has had a devastating impact on the BHF’s income, leading to a potential £50 million cut in research funding and the delay of important scientific breakthroughs. It is now urgently asking for support by encouraging the people to simply donate good quality items that they have been clearing out while at home, without hitting the shops.
The BHF hopes to receive smaller items such as branded clothing, handbags, shoes, jewellery, cameras and vinyl records via its freepost service. These will be sold either online via the charity’s eBay store or in one of the BHF’s 24 shops in Wales.
Customers can simply head to the webpage, request a freepost label which will be emailed to them and then choose to either print the label off or bring the email in to one of 7,500 nationwide Collect+ drop off points to be printed off there. Packages can be up to 10kg.
For larger donations to home stores the BHF free collection service is now up and running – ensuring all pick-ups are Covid-secure.
Every item sold will be turned into funds for research that could help transform the lives of those 340,000 people in Wales living with heart and circulatory diseases.
To find out more information on the BHF’s freepost donation service please visit: bhf.org.uk/postyourdonations