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Get involved in The Big Stitch and help beat heart disease!

The British Heart Foundation Scotland (BHF) is calling on crafty shoppers from Edinburgh and Glasgow to take part in The Big Stitch campaign to help beat heart disease.

It’s urging people to buy an item from its Edinburgh or Glasgow stores and put their own personal stamp on it between now and 15 July to be in with a chance of winning one of three prizes.

The Glasgow shop, which is based at 10 Union Street, is one of 530 BHF clothing and accessory shops across the UK.

Each item sold in BHF Scotland shops will help to raise money to transform the lives of around 71,700 people from Glasgow, living with heart and circulatory diseases.

Cheryl Hughes, area manager for the BHF’s Glasgow Union Street shop, said: “We are really excited to see shoppers from Glasgow injecting their own fashion flair in to our vast range of high quality donated clothes and accessories.

“Why wait to get started on your Big Stitch project, pop down to the BHF Glasgow Union Street shop now to start getting crafty. Not only will you be creating a truly unique piece for your wardrobe, but all items bought from BHF Scotland shops go towards funding research into some of the UK’s biggest killers including heart disease and stroke.”

From dresses to skirts and shirts, BHF shops provide a large range of quality clothing and accessories which can be turned into bespoke items at affordable prices, with all profits going towards the BHF’s life saving heart research.

Entrants are encouraged to tag BHF in their ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, using the hashtag #TheBigStitch.

All entries will be automatically entered into The Big Stitch competition and be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: return flights to a top European fashion destination, a Janome 2200XT sewing machine from Sew Essential, or a £50 voucher towards a dressmaking class with Sew Over It.

The winner will be announced on 3 August.

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