British Heart Foundation plea for unwanted household goods

SHOPPERS in Mansfield and Ashfield are being urged not to throw away unwanted old furniture they have replaced with bargains from the January sales - but instead donate it to charity.

British Heart Foundation’s Furniture & Electrical Stores are looking for donations of sofas, chairs, dining sets, beds and wardrobes, plus an array of electrical items including TVs, Hi-Fis, washing machines, fridges and dishwashers.

Now the charity is calling on people to donate such unwanted household goods after buying new items in the January sales - and help raise money for its essential work.

Caroline Usher, regional manager said: “With so many local people buying new household items such as beds and sofas in the January sales we know there will be a lot of unwanted items around.

“It’s shocking that 15 per cent of local people said that they throw out their unwanted furniture and electrical goods, so we just want to remind everyone that we’re always looking for donations for our East Midlands BHF Stores and offer a free collection service.

“When you consider that selling two sofas can provide a heart patient with a hand-held ECG machine so that they can monitor their heart at home, it really puts into perspective how much our East Midlands BHF Stores need these items.”

To arrange a free collection please call the local store - which is on Stockwell Gate, Mansfield - on 0844 248 9197 or visit bhf.org.uk/free to book collection online.