By Harriet Ernstsons Thursday 12 September 2013 Updated: 12/09 17:33
A STUDLEY widow is hoping to raise thousands of pounds in memory of her 'soul mate'.
Marianne O'Flaherty has pledged to fill a total of 150 bags of unwanted items in aid of the British Heart Foundation throughout September as part of the Great British Bagathon.
The donation could be worth £3,000 to the charity and will be used to help fund research into heart conditions.
Marianne, whose husband died suddenly at work three years ago from a heart attack, took part in the event last year and managed to donate 115 bags but this year she is hoping to beat that figure.
She said: "He was the love of my life and my soul mate and my whole world crumbled.
"Joining in couldn't be easier, just set aside some time and have a clear out of the things you no longer want, or need, and take them to your local BHF shop. Every bag you fill is a bag full of life-saving research."
BHF area manager Darren Irwin added: "It's fantastic to see people like Marianne rallying the local community and support the Great British Bagathon for the second year running.
"It's the perfect opportunity to have a clear out and donate any unwanted items, whilst raising vital funds to support those in our community who are living with heart disease."
For more information, visit www.bhf.org.uk/bagathon or to find a shop or arrange a free collection, call 0844 412 5000.
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