They’re red-dy for anything!

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STAFF at the British Heart Foundation store in Brighouse have been working on a variety of fundraising schemes as part of National Heart Month.

During February they have been raising money with the aim of employing 50 specialist nurses across the country to work with people who have a heart condition.

Along with a “Red For Heart Day”, where members of staff dressed in red, the store has organised the sale of heart badges and held sweepstakes and community collections.

Store manager Andrea Jenkins said: “There has been a lot of interest in the campaign and the heart theme tied in well with Valentine’s Day during February.

“Brighouse people are great and we get a lot of donations. We are always on the lookout for more items which people can donate such as clothes and bric-a-brac.”

“We can’t thank the customers enough who have raised £1,119.”

n Hipperholme Grammar School pupils also got involved when they held a heartwarming fundraiser.

They organised a non-uniform day with a red theme in return for donating £2 towards the charity. More than £400 has been raised.

Deputy head teacher Jackie Griffiths said: “Caring for others in our community is an extremely important element of our school ethos and it never ceases to amaze us how enthusiastically our students support charities which hold a special meaning for them.”