Fancy a challenge?
Published Monday 3rd September 2012
Nuneaton and Bedworth Heart Town is setting the local community a challenge in the fight against heart disease this September as part of British Heart Foundation (BHF) Shops’ Great British Bag-athon!
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council alone is aiming to fill at least 300 bags of unwanted items this month to support its local BHF Shops located at Market Place, Nuneaton and All Saints Square, Bedworth. These bags could raise £6,000 helping the BHF continue its life-saving work in the local area.
Getting involved couldn't be easier; just one bag can make a difference or take on a challenge and set your own bag target. Anything from 5, 10, 20 or more bags will help the fight against heart disease and you can even ask your friends and family to pledge bags to help you reach your target.
First in with their bags were Councillors Neil Phillips, health and environment portfolio holder, and Chris Watkins, Heart Town Champion. Both are keen to motivate others to 'dig deep' and get rid of good quality unwanted items in their homes.
The Council is committed to raising awareness of heart disease and encouraging people to get physically active as we have a high number of overweight or obese people living locally- something which can contribute to the onset of the disease.
Visit bagathon to find out more and to sign up for the challenge or pop into your BHF Shop in Nuneaton or Bedworth today for further information and to donate. For anyone taking on the challenge and filling lots of bags, the BHF Shop can come and collect your items for free from your doorstep. Call 0844 334 1400 to book your free collection.
The Council is committed to raising awareness of heart disease and encouraging people to get physically active as we have a high number of overweight or obese people living locally - something which can contribute to the onset of the disease.
Strategic Housing & Communities Manager, Jane Grant
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