Students Pack for Good to raise money for British Heart Foundation

Friday, 26 May 2017

Pack for Good 2017

Oxford Brookes University students could help to raise nearly £100,000 for The British Heart Foundation across Oxford while preparing to leave their student residences and housing for the summer break.

Between 24 May and 5 June, students will be donating their unwanted items such as clothes, shoes, electrical items, books, DVDs and CDs which The British Heart Foundation can sell via their charity shops, as part of the charity's National Pack for Good campaign. Unopened food will also be collected up and donated to the Oxford Food Bank.

All of the donations lessen the impact on items going into waste streams and help us to support these charities and the valuable work they do.

Juliette Ashton, Residences Manager, Oxford Brookes University

Juliette Ashton, Residences Manager at Oxford Brookes University said: “It has been great to see so many students supporting The British Heart Foundation and the Oxford Food Bank by donating their unwanted items rather than throwing them away. All of the donations lessen the impact on items going into waste streams and help us to support these charities and the valuable work they do.”

The British Heart Foundation’s Pack for Good campaign has been running in Oxford since 2012. In the last two years both Oxford Brookes and Oxford University students have raised approximately £187,000 through this campaign. This offers support to the local community by funding in Cardiac Research and Nursing in the Churchill Hospital.