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Darwin Escapes charity donation to British Heart Foundation

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May 26, 2022 · 10 MIN READ

We have recently donated over £20,000 of furniture items to British Heart Foundation shops across the UK and help support the vital work the charity does.

Some of the items we donated from the holiday homes in our resorts were things like 2 seater sofas, 3 seater sofas, armchairs, bedside tables, coffee tables, dining room tables and chairs. All of this furniture will be sold in the shops nationwide and on their online eBay shop to help fund research into cardiovascular diseases and support the 7.6 million people who are living with heart and circulatory diseases in the UK

The £23,616 raised from items donated could:

  • £15,000 – buy a fluorescence microscope that allows researchers to observe what is going on inside heart or blood vessel cells.
  • £7,000 – fund a heart attack research project for one month, including research staff and funds for the equipment and laboratory materials needed for the project.
  • £1,000 – buy a brand new piece of equipment that allows biologists to separate tiny proteins from the complex mixtures found in blood, saliva or inside cells – this can help them identify molecules linked to coronary heart disease.
British Heart Foundation donation by Darwin Escapes
British Heart Foundation furniture donation by Darwin Escapes

Allison Swaine-Hughes, Retail Director at British Heart Foundation, said: “We are hugely grateful to Darwin Escapes for these fantastic donations, which amount to over £20,000. Donations such as these means our customers can enjoy great value quality items for their homes, and whilst helping the BHF continue our vital work to support those living with heart and circulatory diseases.”

Lindsey Esse, managing director of Darwin Escapes, said: “We have been working with the British Heart Foundation for a little while now, and this donation is only part of the plan we have to continue to support them. The charity does fantastic, crucial research that has helped so many people, so it was a no-brainer to turn the furniture into a donation. We are incredibly proud to play a role in all that they do.”