Bognor Regis charity shop makes appeal for donations after reopening

A Bognor Regis charity shop has appealed to the community donate their preloved items to support the its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) shop in London Road reopened on Monday after being forced to close its doors for several months throughout 2020 and into this year.

The shop will welcome items such as clothing, handbags, shoes and books, with every item sold turned into funds for research that could help transform the lives of those in the area living with heart and circulatory diseases.

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BHF shops and stores have measures in place to keep staff, volunteers and customers safe, including social distancing on the shop floor, protective equipment for staff and volunteers and screens at till points.

The Bognor Regis British Heart Foundation shop reopened on Monday

Customers can donate items at Covid-secure donation points set up at BHF shop entrances.

For larger donations to BHF home stores, donors can book a free collection service online or by calling their local shop.

All pick-ups are Covid-secure in line with Government social distancing guidelines.

For those not ready to hit the high-street, the charity’s postal donation service is also available for smaller, quality items – simply print off a label and take items to a local drop-off point.

Alternatively, there is a wide range of items available on the BHF eBay shop.

The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on the BHF’s income, leading to research funding being cut in half and the delay of important scientific breakthroughs.

The charity is now urging the community to support its nearest shop by donating items they have decluttered while at home.

Every pound raised in BHF shops helps the charity to support those living with heart and circulatory diseases.

The Bognor Regis BHF shop is at Unit 1, 2b London Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 1QU.


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