LEIGH MP Andy Burnham has been learning all about the British Heart Foundation at a charity shop.

He visited the Leigh British Heart Foundation (BHF) shop and met the team to find out more about what the BHF is doing in the local community.

Every penny of profit raised in the BHF shop funds vital, life-saving research into heart disease.

 “It was great to pop in and meet the dedicated members of staff and volunteers that work at Leigh BHF shop. The BHF is such a fantastic cause and the work they do is vital in the fight against heart disease,” said Mr Burnham.

“I’d urge locals to have a root around and donate any unwanted items to the shop or give the gift of time by volunteering.”

The Leigh BHF shop is always looking for volunteers and stock donations, just pop in to find out more or drop your unwanted items off.

Lisa Clarke, area manager for Leigh BHF, said: “We’re really grateful to Mr Burnham for coming in, visiting our shop and meeting the team.

“We’re always looking for stock donations, which are absolutely essential to the success of the charity, and play a vital part in fighting coronary heart disease - the UK’s single biggest killer.

“We’re also always looking for more volunteers, so even if you can only spare an hour, pop to find out more information.” 

The shop offers a free collection service, just call 0800 915 3000 to book.