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MP fights heart disease in Parliament pop-up shop
2:38pm Tuesday 11th February 2014 in News
SHIPSTON and Bidford MP Nadhim Zahawi supported the British Heart Foundation (BHF) at their first ever pop-up shop in Westminster.
Last week, Mr Zahawi met shop staff and volunteers to hear how the charity shops raise vital funds for life-saving research.
During the visit, he also supported the charity's call for people to ‘Ramp up the Red’, where people were asked to wear something red, hosting a red-themed party, or baking some red-coloured treats last Friday.
“I am delighted to help raise awareness of heart disease by taking part in ‘Ramp up the Red’," he said. "By popping up in Parliament, the BHF has reminded us of the vital role their shops and volunteers play in raising funds for life-saving research and education in the community."
Mike Taylor, Retail Director at the charity, said “We wanted to show MPs just how important our shops are – without our shop staff, including 23,000 volunteers across the UK, we simply couldn’t continue our life-saving work.”