The British Heart foundation is showing its love for Hertfordshire by thanking the county’s volunteers, donors and shoppers who have collectively raised almost £600,000 for the charity in the last year.
The money raised by stores including the charity shop and furniture and electrical outlet in Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, has funded 33 defibrillators, five heart nurses and five heart support groups for the county.
The charity’s area manager Suzanne Halsey said: “The generosity of people in Herts has been astonishing and we want to thank every single person who has joined us in the fight against heart disease.
“We couldn’t fund this lifesaving equipment or research if it wasn’t for the community and we hope they are feeling proud of the difference they are making and inspired to keep visiting BHF shops.”
An average of 1,221 people die from coronary heart disease in Hertfordshire every year.
To find out more about BHF shops and ways to donate, visit bhf.org.uk/shops.