For the 3rd year running, the Plymouth Brethren are participating in the British Heart Foundations Bagathon challenge – only this year BHF have renamed the scheme Bag it Beat it. http://bagit.bhf.org.uk/ The BHF’s target for this year is again one million bags, an inspiring goal bearing in mind that this could equate to £20 Million in funding for life changing research! For the last 2 years the PBCC have won this challenge donating nearly 16000 bags from their members in total – worth a staggering £320K to BHF!
With over 300 churches nationwide the brethren teams are rallying again with enthusiasm to do all we can to match or if possible even beat last year’s excellent result.
The British Heart Foundation is the UK’s number one heart charity dedicated to fighting heart disease. Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer and the BHF are leading the fight against it, and have been doing so now for over 50 years.
With a number of members of the PBCC having experienced heart problems in their own families, and having proven the benefits of the latest research and technology that in many cases has been funded by such charitable actions, the PBCC have great respect for this dedicated charity and are committed to helping their research teams by getting unreservedly involved in this challenge. We realise the vital help that is provided to the charity through every single extra bag that is donated.
We will be updating this post daily to tell you how many bags the PBCC have donated in this year’s challenge so keep coming back to find out how we’re doing, and blog supportively for this fantastic cause!

The PBCC have donated 9669 bag so far to the Beat it Bag It Campaign!

Plymouth Brethren BHF

Last Years Presentation of the winning certificate to the PBCC!

Plymouth Brethren BHF

The thank you letter…

Plymouth Brethren BHF

One of the scenes from last years collecting….!


  1. Bob the bagger says:

    can someone update the number of bags shown on here??? i think its more than 84!

  2. Observer says:

    Let’s hope we can beat our performance last year – but please can we be careful not to BRAG on this website! There are many people around us who do a tremendous amount of voluntary work unnoticed; one man who went to the Middle East distributing aid such as Pampers is now threatened with beheading!
    “When therefore thou doest alms, sound not a trumpet before thee … when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand does!” Matthew 6 v 2

    1. Fully agree with the not bragging bit! BHF is an EXCELLENT cause that needs fully supporting and getting enthused about, but this is a drop in the bucket compared to what some folks do for charity, as you’ve already pointed out. Maybe we could do something like this for a Cancer charity in due course, too.

      PLEASE can someone update the number of bags donated so far on the blog though!!! With only 4 days to go, 84 bags doesn’t look that fizzy ………..

      Off to bag some more !!!

  3. DairyHam says:

    We’ve already donated 4 times last year! we’ll bag it, beat it and totally thrash it! get your neighbours involved and enthused every little helps!

  4. Hoarder No 1 says:

    Where are we up to and how long have we got left? We’ve got a Land Rover full and have still got lots to sort!

  5. Wow says:

    Get on SDSs
    John Jim Kim and Beff!
    Bag it Beat it Bring it
    To your nearest BHF

    Get on SDSs
    Make it happen with a click
    Bag it Beat it Bring it
    Mighty quick

    Get on SDSs
    Give it all you’ve got
    Fill your boots up quickly
    and drive it to the shop

  6. Granny says:

    Thanks for opening up the blog again.
    Let’s go for it, everyone – we have a long way to go to come anywhere near last year’s effort!!

    1. Come on then Granny – how many bags have you got tucked away in your garage this year!!!! We’re counting on you ……………

  7. Auntique says:

    Does anyone know how many bags have been donated by PBCC? The daily update seems to have gone awry and BHF doesn’t give the individual totals this year – unless I’m looking in the wrong place that is! It looks like the bag counts are getting up there though.

  8. LOOT says:

    What’s happened to the daily bag updates?

  9. little me says:

    Plenty of bags will be coming your way don’t you worry-you should see my tidy cupboards!!

  10. Auntique says:

    Taking it from Bob the Builder – Can you bag it? YES YOU CAN! Can you beat it? YES YOU CAN!
    Or like the little train that could – I KNOW we can, I KNOW we can.
    Go Granny and everyone else – I’ll be watching and cheering you on across the pond! This is an amazing way to help out those with heart problems and a great way to clean out the cupboards. Keep us posted on the blog but roll out the bags.

  11. forforty says:

    has anyone told ‘granny’?

    1. Granny says:

      Anyone told Granny? She’s been asking for ages when this was going to get started! She’s just waiting for a supply of “official” bags. Then WATCH OUT!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. fortyfour says:

      no worried granny.
      I know who you are as well.

  12. mm47 says:

    you could add another little catch phrase to remind ppl:
    don’t bin it, just bag it.
    how cool is that.

  13. Bob says:

    Pretty Awesome!!

  14. already started! says:

    I’ve started the big clear out! It’ll be more than 1 bag donated very soon…….

  15. RHT says:

    What is collected in the bags?

  16. steve says:

    can u get onto the table showing who’s in the lead?? can someone put the link on pls

  17. jmn says:

    ‘The PBCC have donated 1 bag so far to the Beat it Bag It Campaign!’
    possibly ‘bag it beat it’ but we get the meaning.
    great. sounds exciting.

  18. Fantastic! says:

    Come on team! We’re gonna GO FOR IT!

    Let’s get bagging!

  19. JAMES says:

    We’ll make it ! True christianity will shine once more .

  20. Wow says:

    Here we go folks!! Blog again later, for now we’re busy chucking out………………..

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