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27.4.16
Bangor University raises thousands towards the fight against heart disease

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by Amanda Purkiss and Jo Stroud

In the second half of last year, Bangor University Halls teamed up with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Furniture & Electrical store in Wales to donate its unwanted furniture to raise money for the BHF and to enable the charity to recycle goods that may have been wasted otherwise.   By December the team had raised over £13,000 from the sale of unwanted University Halls furniture.

Excitingly, further sales of the donations from the University now bring the estimated total raised so far for the British Heart Foundation to an incredible £24,965.

Amanda Purkiss, British Heart Foundation Regional Stock Generator, said:

We’ve been delighted with the response from Bangor University and their overwhelming support. 100% of the profits from the donations will go into the fight against heart disease and fund the BHF’s life saving research.

Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer, shattering the lives of too many children, parents and grandparents – you can join the fight for every heartbeat by having a clear out and donating your unwanted things.”

Deirdre McIntyre, Residential Life Manager at Bangor, said:

We are delighted that this collaboration has proved to be such a success, helping us to raise vital funds to continue the BHF’s life saving work.”

To locate your nearest BHF Furniture & Electrical store or shop visit the BHF website or call 0844 412 5000


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