THE BRITISH Heart Foundation are calling on people in Barry to get ready to Bag it, Beat it by donating bags full of unwanted items to BHF Cymru shops.

Every bag donated will fund life-saving heart research, helping over 40,000 little heroes across the UK to continue to fight congenital heart disease.

Before the BHF was founded, only one in five babies born with congenital heart disease saw their first birthday, let alone their first day of school.

Thanks to pioneering research, now around 4,000 children are able to experience their first day of school every year.

The BHF currently gives £14 million to congenital heart disease research, which will ultimately help children across Wales, and this year they need the help of people in Barry to raise more.

Everyone can get involved by simply filling a bag with good quality clothes, shoes, books, handbags, DVDs, CDs, bric-a-brac and children’s toys and taking it into their local BHF shop.

Mike Taylor, BHF Retail Director, says: “We’re urging everyone in the Barry area to have a clear out this September and to donate bags of unwanted items to their local BHF Cymru shop in Barry to Bag it, Beat it.

"Your unwanted items will raise vital life-saving funds, helping little heroes continue to fight congenital heart disease.”

To find your local BHF shop or to book a free collection of your unwanted items visit or call 0800 915 7000.