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Furniture Donated Helps Hearts

Nuff Wolves BHFIn October, to make way for new chairs and sofas, Nuffield Health Wolverhampton Hospital donated all the unwanted furniture in their patient reception areas to the British Heart Foundation. By recycling unwanted furniture, the hospital is playing its part in helping to fund vital heart research.  In the first week of the donation over £300 was raised.

Established over 50 years ago, the British Heart Foundation’s mission is to win the fight against cardiovascular disease and prevent people from dying prematurely or suffering from heart disease.  Through the advances in science that donations have helped fund, the lives of millions of people with heart disease have been transformed. Many people are alive today thanks to research funded by the British Heart Foundation and even more have a better quality of life because of it.

Nuffield Health Wolverhampton Hospital Sales & Services Manager Sarah Hussain was delighted to find out about re-using the furniture by donating it to be sold in the British Heart Foundation shops, saying, ”We have been refurbishing all the public areas of the hospital and as a result had lots of furniture  we are no longer able to use or need. I contacted the local office of the British Heart Foundation and they came by in a van and collected the redundant furniture to take to the shops which need it. I would encourage other hospitals and offices to get involved if they have spare old furniture when they are refurbishing with new. It was really straightforward and, as a hospital, it is good to feel we are doing something worthwhile to help patients in other ways too”.

Viv Harris, British Heart Foundation shop manager, said: “We’re so grateful for Nuffield Health’s generous donation.BHF shops completely rely on the support of the community to keep us running and it is only with their generous donations and custom to our shop, that we can provide essential funding towards our pioneering research into coronary heart disease, the UK’s single biggest killer.”

Last modified on Thursday, 27 October 2016 13:03

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