Keith Simpson supports Fakenham BHF shop
19th June 2014
Keith Simpson, MP Broadland, volunteered in the Fakenham British Heart Foundation (BHF) shop on Friday 13th June.
Every penny of profit raised in the BHF shop goes on to fund vital, life-saving research into heart disease.
Keith joined the shop staff and volunteers and spent a few hours in the Fakenham BHF shop meeting and greeting customers. The Fakenham BHF shop is always looking for volunteers and stock donations, just pop in to find out more or drop your unwanted items off.
Keith said: “It was great to give up some of my time and help the Fakenham BHF shop. The BHF is such a fantastic cause and the work they do is vital in the fight against heart disease.
“Meeting all the staff and volunteers was fantastic, I’d urge locals who have a few hours to spare to pop in and find out more.”
Sonya Pringle, Area Manager for East Anglia said: “We’re really grateful to Mr Simpson for coming in, visiting our shop and sparing a few hours of his time. Volunteers 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 always looking for more volunteers, so even if you can only spare an hour, pop to find out more information.”
Fakenham BHF shop offers a wide variety of roles from merchandising clothes, shoes and accessories to window dressing and working behind the till. BHF shops are keen to hear from people who have a few hours to spare.
Volunteering with the BHF for just half a day could fund one of our scientists to carry out their life-saving research for an hour. The BHF currently provide the salaries for around 500 post-doctoral scientists who work in research teams right across the UK on projects which help us better understand how to diagnose, prevent, treat and cure heart disease.
Photo: Michael Giddings (Volunteer), Pam Able (Sunday Assistant), Michelle Van Schalkyk (Volunteer), Dawn Fisher (Assistant Manager), Keith Simpson MP and Sue Brown (Manager)