Big thank you from the British Heart Foundation

Posted on 08/07/2013

In May and June,  Royal Holloway teamed up with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to launch a new scheme to encourage students and staff to donate their unwanted things and generate vital stock for the BHF.  The campaign included a special collection as part of Volunteering Week in the Students’ Union, along with various activities and collection points across campus. 

Thanks to the generous support from the College community, the campaign resulted in over £5,000 worth of donated items to be distributed to local BHF stores for sorting and to raise much needed funds for this important cause.

We have received a thank you message sent on behalf of the BHF, see below:


Hi Everyone,

We would like to send a Big Thank you to you all at Royal Holloway for supporting the British Heart Foundation with end of year collections. We really appreciated the hard work on the ground by your team at RHUL and our local team.

We collected 685 Bags  (5.480 Ton) out of the waste stream to put to good re-use with the BHF which with current estimates on bag values could raise over £5, 500 pounds for the charity so a brilliant result.
Thank-you !

These are estimates at the moment  as after we collect we double check our figures with van receipts and our internal data recording before  completing the written reports  - so it may change slightly but it won’t be hugely different. This is fantastic for a year one collection and we will send a full report for you  by the  beginning September with all the detail.

We hope you decide to join us next year and we really appreciate  your support .

Julie Paffett

Regional Stock Generator (Southern Region)

British Heart Foundation

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