BEAVER Scouts and Cub Scouts from the Northallerton area rose to a challenge laid down by a heart charity and collected dozens of bags of clothing for recycling.

The British Heart Foundation’s Bag-athon was a national campaign held during September to collect as many sacks as possible.

The leader of the 1st Romanby Scout Group, Simon Hickling, said: “We asked everyone to look in their cupboards and wardrobes for anything they no longer wore, to bag it and bring it bag to us.”

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Clothing collected as part of the campaign is sold and the money used to fund life saving research into heart disease.

Mr Hickling, from Northallerton, who himself survived a heart attack, added: “This is a cause very close to my heart, so it was great to be able to offer our support. It’s also a good example of the Scout group helping others.”

* To find out more about the cub pack or to volunteer, see, email or call Simon Hickling on 07876-654954