The Mayor of Lichfield has backed a new charity appeal.
Cllr Andrew Smith donated the first items to the British Heart Foundation’s Bag It, Beat It initiative at the Three Spires Shopping Centre in Lichfield.
The charity is appealing for clothes, shoes, toys and books to be sold in its shops to help fund research into heart disease.
Lisa Prokopiou, centre manager of Three Spires Shopping Centre, said: “This is such an important charity which helps thousands of people around the UK every year who suffer from heart disease.
“I want to encourage our shoppers to follow Cllr Smith’s lead and continue to donate their unwanted quality items and take them to our centre drop point or local British Heart Foundation store.”