THE British Heart Foundation is calling on shoppers in Clydebank to help beat the heartbreak caused by heart and circulatory diseases.

This October, the charity is asking renters, homeowners, interior enthusiasts and bargain hunters to shop sustainably for furniture and homewares by visiting the Clydebank home store on Sylvania Way, helping to support its vital work.

With around 17,000 people in Scotland devastatingly losing their lives each year to conditions including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and vascular dementia, each item sold in the BHF home stores will help to raise vital funds into research for new treatments.

Last year, the charity reused and recycled over 41,000 tonnes of furniture and electrical products by giving them a new lease of life, as items for sale in its home stores.

This included saving 130,000 sofas and 50,000 TVs from going to waste, which helped prevent 52,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions being released into the atmosphere.

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Allison Swaine-Hughes, retail director at the BHF, said: “I want to encourage shoppers to think sustainably when it comes to furnishing their homes.

I personally love seeing BHF pieces in their stylish new settings and am always amazed by our customers’ creativity when it comes to upcycling items.”

BHF home stores offer the perfect sustainable solution for shoppers searching for furniture, electricals and homewares on a budget, with sofas from £95, beds from £65 and wardrobes from £40.

Turning reuse into breakthroughs, last year the BHF homes stores helped to raise around £30 million to help raise vital funds for research, which could transform the lives of the 700,000 people in Scotland living with heart and circulatory diseases.