Top award for Wakefield charity shop

British Heart Foundation CEO Peter Hollins announces Wakefield town centre shop as the BHF shop of the year, pictured with shop manager Tracey Jettels ''Bi Line greatly  appreciated markwaugh.net

British Heart Foundation CEO Peter Hollins announces Wakefield town centre shop as the BHF shop of the year, pictured with shop manager Tracey Jettels ''Bi Line greatly appreciated markwaugh.net

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BUMPER sales and profit have earned a city centre charity outlet top honours.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) shop on Westgate has been named Shop of the Year by the charity.

The shop made £71,000 last year, beating the average of £46,000 made by BHF shops around the UK.

Staff and volunteers were congratulated by BHF chief executive Peter Hollins, who presented a trophy for their contribution to the charity, which campaigns to fight heart disease, Britain’s biggest killer.

Mr Hollins said: “The Wakefield shop has had an excellent year and thanks must go to its dedicated staff and volunteers.

“Thanks must also go to the vital support shown from the Wakefield community who shop and donate on a regular basis helping us continue our fight against heart disease.”

The Wakefield shop has been open since 1990 and sells a range of donated stock including clothes, books, CDs, and jewellery.

There are currently 680 BHF Shops in the UK, raising £26 million annually.

The Wakefield shop is also on the look out for new volunteers to help out in the run-up to Christmas.

For information on how to volunteer, log on to www.bhf.org.uk/christmas or call 08444 125000.