Pack for Good campaign raises more than £9,000 for life-saving research

BHF donation banks

USW has helped raise £9,338 for the British Heart Foundation through its Pack for Good campaign, thanks to donations from colleagues and students.

The campaign has also diverted 5.3 tonnes of waste from landfill – the equivalent of 31281kg of CO2 emissions – as a result of the USW community donating 667 bags of clothes, electricals, books and furniture to the charity via donation points across our campuses.

The money raised from these donations will go directly to turning BHF’s research into cures and treatments to beat the world’s biggest killers, while the items donated will ensure BHF shops receive a much-needed regular supply of donations throughout the year.

Danielle Booy-Pinker, Assistant Facilities Manager at USW, said: “The Pack for Good campaign is a brilliant way for our colleagues and students to recycle their unwanted items, minimising the impact of waste on the environment while raising funds for an amazing cause. We are delighted with the success of this year’s campaign and thank everyone involved for their support.”

Tim Reeves, BHF’s University Account Executive, added: “We are incredibly grateful for these donations, as every item we sell in store or via our eBay shop will help us fund vital research into heart and circulatory diseases. The Pack for Good campaign has been a huge success at USW, and we hope to continue this fantastic partnership work in the future.”