City people have a heart for Bag-athon event

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People donating to British Heart Foundation shops have helped to collect 98 bags of unwanted items which could now generate £1,960.

The Great British Bag-athon event was held at the Kingston centre this week and is part of a nationwide appeal aiming to raise 1 million bags of unwanted items through September.

Jacqui Whitehall, BHF Area Manager, said: “We are delighted that 98 bags were filled and donated to the Great British Bag-athon by the Milton Keynes community and would like to say a big thank you. The profits raised will go straight into the fight against heart disease by funding vital, life-saving research.

“There’s still time to join in with the Great British Bag-athon. There are 2.3 million people living with coronary heart disease in the UK, so the charity’s fight against heart disease is an ongoing battle. If you weren’t able to fill bags for the event at the shopping centre, you can still join in by giving bags of items to your local BHF shop.”

Bags can be filled with unwanted clothes, shoes toys, books, CDs, DVDs and homewares.

More information can be found at To find a local BHF shop, call 0844 412 5000.