Manchester students urged to donate unwanted goods to charity before summer exodus

By Salah Sharief

More than 50,000 Manchester students will help tackle heart disease by donating their unwanted university goods to a leading UK charity.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is working with the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and the council to help students move out this summer.

Temporary BHF collection banks have been set up all around Manchester and students are encouraged to make use of any unwanted goods by donating them.

Charity spokesperson Catherine Argyle explained the importance of donating goods.

She said: “Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer, shattering the lives of too many children, parents and grandparents – you can join the fight for every heartbeat by using the new facilities to donate your unwanted things.”

Councillor Nigel Murphy commented on the growing relationship between the council and Manchester’s thriving student population.

He said: “We’ve been working closely with our student residents for a number of years to make sure that recycling their old items at the end of term is as easy as possible for them.”

For more information about the scheme, and to find the location of the collection banks, visit  

Picture courtesy of Roo Reynolds via Flickr, with thanks

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