Legendary Help For The British Heart Foundation
The Plymouth Brethren Christian Church rallies to help raise much-needed resources for the British Heart Foundation…
The congregation of the Lowestoft Gospel Hall became “Bag-athon” legends in October 2012 according to Mike Taylor, Retail Director of the British Heart Foundation. Led by Eward Tennent, the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church community donated a staggering 2,768 filled bags across the country.
“This has been an amazing achievement.” said Mike. “We would like to thank everyone at the Church who has been involved in making this such a success.”
Across the region, Plymouth Brethren Christian Church member filled bags with their unwanted things (clothes, shoes, books, DVDs, CDs and games) and dropped them off at the BHF on the malls near Argos. Each bag filled equalled bags of money (on average £20 per bag), which equals vital funding for the British Heart Foundation’s life-saving work, so every bag filled made a difference!
Mike went on to say how much the British Heart Foundation appreciated the support of the Church and their ongoing charitable activities, not just for the Foundation but across the wider fund raising community at large. Every single bag filled helps fund their life-saving work and allows them to help even more people living with heart disease.
Edward Tennent was delighted to accept the Certificate Of Appreciation on behalf of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church and went on to say how much the community enjoyed pulling together for such a worthy cause. “We are looking forward to the prospect of participating again in 2013 and seeing how much we can beat this legendary record by next year.”