Your support has been brilliant for British Heart Foundation

I AM writing to thank you and your readers for the support shown so far for British Heart Foundation (BHF) shops’ Great British Bag-athon.

The campaign is huge and we were very grateful to the local community for getting on board and joining in this year by bringing bags full of lovely things.

I love taking on a challenge and the Great British Bag-athon is something that everyone could get involved with. Filling one bag is great but why not have a really big clear out? Or join forces with friends and family to take on a challenge and pledge to fill five, ten, 15 or even more bags. It all makes such a difference for BHF shops, every donation helps the nation’s heart charity to continue its life saving work.

There’s still time for everyone to get involved and take on the Great British Bag-athon. Simply pledge how many bags of your things you’d like to donate and then start clearing out. And it doesn’t have to be clothes — good quality CDs, DVDs, books, toys, china and ornaments are all welcome.

For those taking on a big challenge you can also book a free collection from your door by calling 0844 412 5000.

I really hope everyone makes their mark by taking on our challenge.

Best wishes and good luck!

FATIMA WHITBREAD,

Olympian and

TV Personality.