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BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION OPEN NEW STORE IN NEWPORT

Chairman of Isle of Wight Council, Councillor Charles Chapman, joined shop staff and volunteers to celebrate the opening of the new British Heart Foundation (BHF) Home store in Newport on Tuesday.

Funds raised from store, located in the former QS store on the High Street, will help to fund the BHF’s pioneering heart research.

Since opening, lots of Isle of Wight residents have been along to the new store to find a bargain for their home as it fast gains reputation for its affordable second-hand household items.

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The store, which has relocated from a previous site in Carisbrooke, has new items on display daily and sells a huge range of pre-owned furniture and electrical items including sofas, beds, dining sets, TVs and washing machines.

Councillor Chapman said:

“It was great to perform the opening of the new BHF Home store in Newport today and see such a great response from local residents supporting the store on its first day of trading. I’m sure the store will be a tremendous asset to the area in the future, providing good quality and affordable home items to the community.”

Paul Pritchard, BHF Area Manager, commented:

“The opening of the new Newport store today has been amazing and on behalf of the BHF, I’d like to say a massive thank you to all the local residents who have helped to support our new store. We previously had a store in Carisbrooke which shut in November last year so it’s great to be back in the area in our new premises and to see lots of familiar faces visiting the store.

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“We still need the continued support of the local people so we would love for anyone in the area yet to visit the store to make sure to pop along. If you are having a clear out in the future, please do keep us in mind as we would love to receive any good quality unwanted items to help us fund even more life saving heart research. We even offer a free collection service so making donating completely hassle free! If you would rather give the gift of time, we are always in need of volunteers who can spare a couple of hours a week so please do get in touch as we’d love to hear from you.”

The Newport Isle of Wight BHF store can be contacted on 01983 623190. The free collection service for larger household items can be arranged by contacting the store directly or booked online at www.bhf.org.uk/free.

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