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Hollywood star Michael Sheen’s suits donated to Port Talbot charity shop

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The British Heart Foundation (BHF) charity shop in Port Talbot is selling a selection of preloved items from none other than Hollywood favourite, Michael Sheen. 

With many of us trying to have a sustainable Christmas this year, browsing in our charity shops and online for gifts and festive clothes is not only a brilliant way to help fund life saving research – it’s the ethical way to shop too – and you never know what treasures are waiting to be discovered! 

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The donated suits and clothing worn by Michael Sheen include items from high street favourites such as Zara, contemporary brand Peter Werth, and US labels Banana Republic and Club Monaco; and are available to bid on via our eBay shop, so the lucky bidder can hope to receive the coveted items in time for the new year – either to wear themselves, or as a gift for a loved one.

BHF’s Port Talbot shop is a favourite haunt of Michael’s parents, Meyrick and Irene; with the couple making a recent visit to donate preloved items, including some of their famous son’s suits.

82-year-old Meyrick Sheen had a heart attack and quadruple bypass, and the family has been firm supporters of the British Heart Foundation ever since.

Irene and Meyrick Sheen donating son Michael Sheen’s suits (Image: BHF)

Michael’s mother Irene says: “We always donate to the BHF because we know the excellent work the charity does in funding research into heart conditions and we like to do our bit to help.

“So, when Michael passed on some of his clothes and asked us to find a good cause to donate them to, we came straight to our local BHF.”

“Thanks to my heart surgery I’ve been able to have an active and happy life,” says Meyrick. “The research the BHF funds has made a difference to the lives of countless families like ours, and we want to help raise awareness and donations so that more progress can be made into the causes and treatment of heart conditions.”  

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BHF Port Talbot Store Manager Anne Evans and Assistant Manager Gaynor Barnes (Image: BHF)

Store manager Anne Evans has been with the BHF for 24 years and hopes the suits raise as much money as possible to fund life saving research.

“Our team of volunteers are always on the look-out for special items or anything that’s out of the ordinary,” she says. “We know Meyrick and Irene very well and were thrilled when they turned up with these items. Hopefully, they’ll raise plenty of money for the charity’s vital work.”

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