Donate a bag to the British Heart Foundation campaign

The British Heart Foundation shops’ Bag It. Beat It. stock appeal at Westside Plaza Shopping Centre is now over, but it’s not too late to donate a bag of items.

Every bag donated to the Bag It. Beat It. campaign will help fund life-saving heart research, helping over 40,000 little heroes continue to fight congenital heart disease. The Edinburgh community is being urged to join in and donate a bag of good quality clothes, shoes, toys, books, CDs, DVDs and bric-a-brac and drop it off at the local BHF shop.

The BHF currently funds over £14 million into congenital heart disease research. This year, they need to raise more funds.

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. But now, thanks to pioneering research, around 4,000 experience their first day every year. Every penny of profit raised from the bags donated to the Bag It. Beat It. event at Westside Plaza Shopping Centre will go on to raise vital funds to fight congenital heart disease through pioneering life-saving research.

British Heart Foundation Area Manager, Pauline Davie, commented:

“We are all guilty at some point in our lives of having cupboards full to the brim with items. So, why not make life easier, clear out the cupboards and join in the Bag It. Beat It. campaign and help fund life-saving research into congenital heart disease.

“Please get all your friends, neighbours, family and colleagues together and simply fill up a bag and join the BHF in the fight against heart disease.”

To find your local BHF Scotland shop visit

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