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Tidy up to save a life.

Teessiders are being urged to have a clear out and turn their unwanted items into lifesaving research and equipment.

By dropping off clothes, shoes, accessories, books, CDs, DVDs, videos, toys and bric-a-brac to a British Heart Foundation shop, people can join the fight against heart and circulatory disease - the UK's biggest killer.

Just one bag of good quality donations could pay for a Heartstart UK training pack ( essential for schools to teach pupils the vital skills needed to keep someone alive until professional help arrives.

Martin Newton, area manager for Middlesbrough, said: "We all have items at home gathering dust.

"If we all donated just one carrier bag of good quality items this March, it would help the BHF continue its life-saving work and keep thousands more hearts beating each year."
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Title Annotation:News Local
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Mar 16, 2007
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