University of Portsmouth students help raise cash for heart charity

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STUDENTS from The University of Portsmouth students have collected more than 1,000 bags of unwanted things for charity.

The students collected the items to donate to British Heart Foundation (BHF) shops. It could raise £20,000 which will go on to fund essential research into the fight against heart disease.

The scheme encouraged Portsmouth students to have a clear out and donate their unwanted things at the end of the academic year, enabling them to recycle items that might otherwise be wasted.

The successful partnership has seen more than 1,000 bags of clothes, books, accessories, small electricals and more, donated to BHF collection bins located around the University of Portsmouth campus.

Ian McCormack, energy and environmental manager at the university, said: ‘We’re delighted that our partnership with the BHF has been so successful.

‘It’s fantastic to see so many students join the fight against heart disease and donate their unwanted items rather than throwing them out.

‘We hope to work with the BHF in the future, helping them to raise even more vital funds to continue their lifesaving research.’

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