Give ‘big’ to British Heart Foundation shops in Susssex

BRITISH Heart Foundation (BHF) shops are encouraging Sussex locals to donate ‘BIG’ as part of National Donate Day on September 3.

National Donate Day marks the launch of the nation’s biggest stock appeal this September – The Big Donation. This year the annual campaign aims to bring in a whopping 600,000 bags with each shop in Sussex hoping to receive 1,116 throughout the month - raising impressive £468,720 to help fight heart disease.

Everyone in Sussex can help by donating good quality clothing, shoes, accessories, CDs, DVDs, books, toys and bric-a-brac to their local shop.

Angie Vidler, regional manager for BHF shops in the South, said: “Has the shine gone from that striking summer dress? What about those shoes that look amazing but pinch? Stock is the lifeblood of BHF Shops and I really hope the local community show their support for The Big Donation this year by dropping by their local BHF Shop on National Donate Day. Every donation is vital and will help us continue our lifesaving work.”

And it’s not just your wardrobe BHF Shops are after. . . If you’re planning on clearing out your home on National Donate Day why not organise a FREE collection for that good quality sofa or wardrobe you no longer need, or drop by your local BHF Furniture and Electrical Store with those unwanted toasters; kettles and Hi-Fis.

For more information on National Donate Day, The Big Donation and the FREE collection service visit To find your nearest BHF Shop or Furniture and Electrical Store call 0844 412 5000.

Shops and Furniture and Electrical (F&E) stores in Sussex can be found in the following areas: Bexhill, Bognor Regis, Brighton - London Road, Brighton - Western Road, Brighton – Books & Music, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Eastbourne, East Grinstead, Hailsham, Hastings, Haywards Heath, Hove, Lewes ,Midhurst, Portslade, Uckfield and Worthing.

Furniture and Electrical stores Crawley, Hastings and Worthing.