Pack For Good with the British Heart Foundation

Posted 1 month ago

Getting ready to move out of your room in June?

Make your packing that little bit easier by donating your unwanted clothes, DVD's, CD's, games and books to the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and help support their life-saving research into the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Since 2013, the University has been working with the BHF to provide donation bags and collections points in our residences and every year our students have given generously. In 2018 for instance, over 1000 bags were donated from University of Glasgow residences which works out at £15,582 for the Heart Foundation. 

Every contribution is welcome as the BHF estimates that a single bag of donations from a student could be worth as much as £14 to them. Indeed, the BHF calculates that;

  • 10 bags could fund a full day's BHF Heart Nursing care. In this time a Heart Nurse could care for up to six patients to help them manage their condition and prevent further hospital re-admissions.
  • 100 bags could help find a cure by funding one of a young scientist for seven days. The Heart Foundation currently provides the salaries for around 500 post-doctoral scientists who work in research team’s right across the UK on projects to better understand how to diagnose, prevent, treat and cure heart disease.
  • 1000 bags could help 40 young heart patients to gain independence, new skills and confidence whilst meeting other young heart patients.

If you would like to leave a donation please bag it up and deposit it in one of the collection points which are located at the following locations:

  • Kelvinhaugh Street, Kelvinhaugh Gate and Cairncross – In the car parks of Cairncross and Kelvinhaugh Gate
  • Lister House - East-wing car park next to the other recycling bins.
  • Maclay Residence - At main gate entrance and next to 10 Cooperage Place.
  • Murano Street - Next to 1 Grampian, 19 Ochil, 2 Sidlaw and 6 Lomond. 
  • Queen Margaret - Next to block 8 
  • Student Apartments - Bags will be distributed and can be collected from the main site office.
  • Winton Drive - Next to block 24
  • Wolfson Hall - Next to E Block bike store

For more information check out The British Heart Foundation website.

Thank you!