British Heart Foundation look to Harlow residents to help with Project Elf

LOOKING for a way to give something back this festive season? This December, the British Heart Foundation is launching Project Elf, its latest volunteering campaign encouraging the public to ‘lend an elfing hand’ over the Christmas period.

This December the BHF is calling on the general public to take some time out of their busy lives, even just for an afternoon, and donate the gift of time to their local store. Whether you want to volunteer as a one off, pick up a few festive shifts or explore volunteering longer term, the BHF can help.

It couldn’t be easier – just choose a date that works for you, pick your local BHF branch, sign up and start spreading the festive joy by volunteering as a BHF elf. What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than supporting a charity whilst sporting a Santa hat and tinsel?

Linda Fenn, Head of Volunteering at the BHF said: “Volunteering over the Christmas period is a fantastic way to give back to your local community and be part of a fantastic team, whilst also helping us to raise vital funds into heart and circulatory diseases, such as stroke, diabetes and vascular dementia.”

“Each year heart and circulatory diseases kill around 14,000 people in the East of England and currently 670,000 people in the region are living with these conditions. It’s essential that we continue to accelerate research into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat them. Our volunteers have a huge impact on raising money through our shops and with your support we can keep hearts beating and blood flowing.”

At this busy time of year volunteers will be able to help with a wide range of tasks such as sorting donations, speaking to customers and creating imaginative window displays. Volunteering can make a real difference to your CV, help you meet people from all walks of life and most importantly you will be helping the British Heart Foundation to beat the heartbreak caused by heart and circulatory diseases.

For more information on how to get involved please visit: https://www.bhf.org.uk/how-you-can-help/volunteer/project-elf

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