MP praises volunteers at British Heart Foundation shop

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South Holland and The Deepings MP John Hayes met Spalding volunteers who are helping to fight heart disease, the nation’s single biggest killer.

The MP said: “It was great to pop in and meet the dedicated members of staff and volunteers that work at the Spalding BHF (British Heart Foundation) shop. The BHF is such a fantastic cause and the work they do is vital in the fight against heart disease. I’d urge locals to have a root around and donate any unwanted items to the shop or give the gift of time by volunteering.”

Mr Hayes – a James Bond fan – contributed by buying about £40 worth of Ian Fleming books from the Market Place shop.

BHF area manager said the shop has 42 volunteers, but needs more, and says the voluntary work is good training for those seeking a job.

One Spalding volunteer, Matthew Paul, has become a member of staff.

The shop now opens 10am-4pm on Sundays to help raise more cash towards the £30million plus a year raised by BHF shops.