EVESHAM'S MP Peter Luff has offered his support to the British Heart Foundation when the charity revealed their first ever pop-up shop in the Palace of Westminster.

Sir Peter met shop staff and volunteers to hear how the charity shops raise vital funds for life-saving research.

During the visit, he added his voice to the call for people to support the charity this month.

He said: "I am delighted to help raise awareness of heart disease which can affect anyone, from babies to grandparents.

"By popping up in Parliament, the British Heart Foundation has reminded us of the vital role their shops play in raising funds for life-saving research."

Mike Taylor, Retail Director at the British Heart Foundation, said: "We wanted to show MPs just how important our shops are – without our shop staff, including 23,000 volunteers across the UK, we simply couldn’t continue our life-saving work.

"It is fantastic to see Sir Peter showing his support. All the money we raise helps us truly fight for every heartbeat."

For more information or to donate please bhf.org.uk/red.