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Home Retail Group raises £550,000 for BHF in six months

Howard Lake | 15 January 2009 | News

British Heart Foundation supporters at Home Retail Group water a collecting tin with a watering can!
Making donations grow!

Homebase and BHF employees

Home Retail Group, owner of Argos and Homebase, has raised more than £550,000 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in the first six months of their partnership.

This weekend sees the launch of Argos’ 2009 spring/summer catalogue, and is expected to be one of the busiest fundraising weekends of the year for the retailer. Over 400 BHF volunteers will be present in most of its UK stores to collect donations and talk about the charity’s work.

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The partnership launched on 26 July 2008 to coincide with the release of the 70th Argos catalogue, and £11,000 was raised through Argos stores on the first day the catalogue was available to customers. By the end of the first two weeks of the partnership, £55,000 had been raised.

The target for the two year partnership £2 million.

www.argos.co.uk

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