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Charity fundraiser at Hyde shopping centre
Friday 9th June 2017 @ 08:18 by Adam Higgins
Hyde News

Shoppers at Clarendon Square are being asked to show their support for the British Heart Foundation campaign, Wear it. Beat it, with fundraising activities taking place at the centre today (Friday).

Wear It. Beat it is a national campaign to raise money for life-saving heart research.

Events are taking place up and down the country and volunteers and staff from the British Heart Foundation Hyde Shop will be at Clarendon Square all dressed in red to collect donations and raise awareness about heart disease.

Paula Wood, Centre Manager at Clarendon Square, said: “We’re sure many people in the town know somebody who has been affected by the disease so we’re asking people to don their best red outfits and accessories and to please get involved. Every penny raised will go towards saving lives.”

Donation bags will be handed out to centre visitors who wish to organise a fundraiser at home or work, with stickers and badges available for purchase.

The charity also has a pick-up service where donations can be collected from a home address. The charity team will be on hand with leaflets and advice on healthy heart practices throughout the day.

Shelley Hickson, Assistant Manager at the British Heart Foundation Hyde Shop, explained the overall aim of the campaign: “Cardiovascular heart disease causes more than a quarter of deaths in the UK and it’s our mission to raise money to fund essential research needed to reduce the number of premature deaths.

She added: “Wear it. Beat it is a great campaign for everyone to take part in. If people are hosting their own events, we’d love to see your pictures so please share them on social media using the campaign hashtag #WearItBeatIt – fancy dress is always encouraged.”