Following our newly-formed partnership deal with British Heart Foundation Scotland, fans can now donate items directly to the nation’s heart charity at Fir Park.
British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland’s distinctive red donation bins will be located at the ‘Well Shop and the Chapman Office from Friday 9 August until our game with Hearts on Friday 16 August.
Supporters are being asked to drop off any unwanted items to help raise money for the charity’s life saving research. On match night itself, BHF donation bins will be located outside the Cooper Suite until kick-off for anyone wishing to donate and can collections will also take place.
Items suitable for donation include good quality clothing, shoes and handbags, books, accessories, jewellery, CDs and DVDS, children’s toys and homeware. In addition donation bags are now also available from the ‘Well Shop and the ticket office.
Heart and circulatory diseases cause the deaths of around 17,000 people in Scotland – nearly 50 people every day. The BHF is currently funding £56m of research into such conditions across Scotland, including at its Centres of Research Excellence in Glasgow and Edinburgh and at universities in St Andrews, Dundee and Aberdeen.
“Our research is only made possible thanks to the generosity of our supporters,” Annie Cunningham, BHF Scotland Area Manager, explained.
“Your bags and donations help us fund breakthroughs that save and improve lives. And having a clear out also means you’re helping the environment.
“We are so grateful to Motherwell FC and have no doubt their fans will give us bags of support too.”
BHF Scotland is the club’s official shorts sponsor for the season ahead.
Suzanne Reid, head of commercial and marketing at Motherwell FC, added: “I am sure our generous supporters will welcome the opportunity to donate freely to this excellent cause and back our new partnership.”
Doreen McLintock lost her dad Bobby Orr to a fatal heart attack when he was just 52 years old. She now manages BHF Scotland’s Furniture and Electrical Shop in Motherwell and says public support makes all the difference.
“I lost my dad far too young,” said Doreen. “He had no ill health really before his death, was fit and an active member of Hamilton Curling Club and Motherwell High Road Bowling Club.
“We were devastated and that is why the BHF’s research is so important. It’s helping to keep families together and by donating to our shops, you are playing your part too and we are so thankful.”
BHF Scotland also runs a free collection service for donations of unwanted furniture and electrical items to our stores, including items like sofas, tables, beds and more. You can find out more or book a collection at the BHF website or call 0808 250 0030.