A KIDDERMINSTER charity shop is appealing for volunteers to help raise funds for the fight against heart disease.

Volunteers, known as Heart Heroes, are urgently required in the British Heart Foundation (BHF) shop in Kidderminster for a variety of roles including merchandising, window dressing and working behind the till.

Volunteers will also be given the opportunity to learn new skills, gain full training and have an interview for any paid position that becomes available in the shop.

BHF Retail has also launched a partnership with the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme so that young people using their time volunteering in the shops can work towards their bronze, silver or gold award.

Cathy Poultney, area manager for Kidderminster, said: “Volunteers are absolutely essential to the success of the charity, and play a vital part in fighting coronary heart disease, the UK’s single biggest killer. We appreciate every minute people can spare and to show how grateful we are, we also hope to give something back."

The BHF currently provides salaries for about 500 post-doctoral scientists who work in research teams across the UK on projects to help diagnose, prevent, treat and cure heart disease.

For more information call into the shop at 21 Worcester Street or call Chris Jones on 01562 60793.

The shop is also appealing for donations and operates a free collection service for larger furniture or electrical items. Call 0800 915 1111 or visit bhf.org.uk/collection