Alun Cairns MP visits British Heart Foundation’s Barry shop

Alun Cairns MP donated a bag of items and spent time at British Heart Foundation Cymru’s Barry shop this weekend to find out more about the charity’s life saving research.

Alun Cairns, Vale of Glamorgan MP and Secretary of State for Wales, met staff and volunteers at the BHF’s Barry shop on Saturday.

Mr Cairns learned how the local community support the charity and how their donations and visits to the shop helps fund cardiovascular research which will change people’s lives in the future.

Last year, BHF Cymru’s 34 shops raised more than £6.7 million for research work into the prevention, diagnosis and support for people living with heart disease.

Mr Cairns said: “I very much enjoyed my visit to the BHF Shop in Barry shop to find out more about the hard work of the staff and volunteers who work there.

“Research is vital to ending heart disease in this country and the dedicated volunteers I met at the shop are enabling the BHF’s researchers to keep making huge advances in the battle against heart disease.”

Adam Fletcher, Head of BHF Cymru, said: “Every donation made, every hour volunteered and every person who supports BHF makes a huge difference.

“We have a great shop here in Barry with a wide choice of clothes and gifts, and we’re always looking for people to donate more items.

“It’s great to have the support of Alun Cairns as there’s still so much more we need to do to in our fight for every heartbeat.

To volunteer at a shop, make a donation or find out more about the BHF’s research, visit