Andrew Gwynne MP has teamed up with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Crownpoint Shopping Park in Denton to support this autumn’s ‘Bag It Beat It’ campaign.
On Friday September 23, Andrew and his wife, Tameside Councillor Allison Gwynne, joined some of the first donators as the 2016 British Heart Foundation (BHF) campaign got underway at Crownpoint Shopping Park. The series of events sees the BHF team up with Crownpoint once again to help raise funds for research into tackling heart disease and supporting lifesaving heart research.
This year the focus is on raising awareness of women and heart disease. Heart and circulatory disease is the cause of death for 1 in 4 women in the UK, where, according to BHF, up to 28,000 women die from heart attacks each year.
Shoppers are being asked to bring their donated items to the BHF Gazebo on September 30, October 1 and 2, or to Customer Care Team Office alongside Costa at Crownpoint. They will also be able to obtain BHF donation bags from the Customer Service Desk at Marks & Spencer Outlet at Crown Point.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“We were delighted to help with the launch this year’s campaign, and with the level of enthusiasm I saw among the local BHF and Crownpoint team, I’m sure that they will meet their target of collecting as many bags as possible.
“I know that this year the emphasis is on women and heart disease, but I would urge all members of the community to support this campaign as it can make such a difference to the funds that BHF has at its disposal.”