Desperate charity shops are asking people left disappointed by birthday and anniversary presents to donate unwanted gifts to them – ‘to help beat the heartbreak caused by heart and circulatory diseases’.

Rather than throwing these items away, the BHF is appealing for quality donations to help support the charity’s vital work.

From the clothes and shoes that don’t fit to the accessories not to your taste, and the books you’ve already read, BHF volunteers and shop staff can transform unwanted gifts into money for heart research and help the environment.

To donate head down to the local shop or go online to arrange a home collection free of charge.
To find out more about how to donate to their shops or to arrange a free collection, visit: bhf.org.uk/donate