The chairman of the council officially launched Covers Timber and Builders Merchants’ Great British Bag-athon event yesterday (Monday November 12).
Leonard Crosbie (LDem, Trafalgar), chairman of Horsham District Council, was the first person to donate a bad of unwanted items to British Heart Foundation (BHF) Shops’ campaign.
The Great British Bag-athon at Covers, in Foundry Lane, is challenging the community to raise as many bags as possible, which will then go on to be sold in local BHF Shops helping the fight against heart disease.
Bags of clothing, toys, accessories, shoes, CDs, DVDs, books, and toys can be taken to the drop off point in Covers until Monday December 31.
David Robbins, Horsham branch manager at Covers said: “It’s wonderful to see people in the local community getting involved in the campaign.
“Whether groups are getting together to donate five, ten, or 20 bags, or individuals are donating just one bag, it’s all extremely gratefully received and will help the BHF to continue its life saving work.”