Maggie and Jessica get to the Heart of Volunteering

Erewash’s MP Jessica Lee and Parliamentary Candidate Maggie Throup paid a visit to the British Heart Foundation shop in Ilkeston where they joined volunteers and staff to find out more about the work carried out.


Maggie said: “It was great to meet such dedicated volunteers, many who had been volunteering for the charity for a number of years. Charities such as the British Heart Foundation are so reliant on people giving their time so freely and so obviously enjoying it too.


Jessica added: “We also learnt about the whole process that takes place in a charity shop, from collection to sales, along with the complexity of assessing each garment to ensure the charity gets as much money as possible for the donated items.”


The British Heart Foundation is desperately in need of items to sell in the shop. Both Maggie and Jessica have promised to clear out their cupboards and wardrobes and take their unwanted items along to the shop on Bath Street.