A KEIGHLEY charity shop is appealing for donations of goods to help the organisation recover from the impact of the pandemic.

British Heart Foundation outlets – including the one in Cooke Lane – like other non-essential retailers have been closed for large chunks of the past year due to lockdown, costing the charity huge amounts in lost revenue.

But now the Keighley branch is open again and seeking good-quality ‘preloved’ items to sell to raise desperately-needed funds.

A spokesman said: “We are thrilled to be back up-and-running, to once again raise funds for life-saving research.

“We are now urgently asking the local community to support us by simply donating items that they have been clearing out while at home.

“Goods such as clothing, handbags, shoes and books are welcome.

“Every item sold will be turned into funds for research that could help transform the lives of those in the area living with heart and circulatory diseases.”

All British Heart Foundation shops have measures in place to guard against the spread of Covid-19 and to protect people’s safety.

There is social distancing on the shopfloor, protective equipment for staff and volunteers and screens at till points.

Customers can donate items at Covid-secure points set-up at entrances to the shops.