British Heart Foundation (BHF) volunteers and staff were joined by the local Sheffield community on Thursday 15th August to celebrate the opening of the new shop, located at 98 The Moor. The shop will help the BHF fund innovative life-saving research into heart and circulatory diseases.
On opening day, shoppers were welcomed with a cutting of the ribbon by local BHF-funded researcher Dr William Parker, while customers from the surrounding area headed down to bag some bargains. The new shop stocks a huge range of good quality and affordable second-hand items such as clothing, shoes, bags, toys, belts, as well as books, music and films.
Mik Parkin, Area Manager at the BHF said: “The opening of the new Sheffield shop went extremely well. Each item sold in the store will help the BHF fund life-saving heart research, so if you have not yet visited then please do come by to see what great bargains are on offer.
We still urgently need more donations so if you are having a clear out in the next few weeks, we would love to receive any unwanted clothing and accessories. Donating couldn’t be easier with our free collections service and it’s a great way to cut down on waste. If you would like to make a donation to the shop please visit the back entrance for the drop-off point.
If you would rather give the gift of time, we are always in need of volunteers who can spare a couple of hours a week, so please get in touch if you are interested.”
Dr William Parker, BHF-funded researcher at the University of Sheffield, said: “BHF shops raise essential funds, allowing scientific research such as mine to continue. Our research aims to better understand heart disease, so that we can find and improve innovative treatments for this prevalent disease. Without the money raised by the BHF shops and stores, we could not continue our work. I wish this store every success and encourage the local community to support this fantastic charity, in raising vital funds for life saving research that touches people in Sheffield and beyond.”
The Sheffield shop team would like to encourage people if they are in the area to pop into the shop for a browse through their wide range of products and to learn more about donating unwanted items to the BHF.