A TOURIST attraction has helped a heart charity to raise a tidy sum.

The British Ironwork Centre near Oswestry has welcomed British Heart Foundation (BHF) volunteers to collect funds at the site entrance.

Warren Appleby, BHF fundraising manager for Shropshire, has said: “We were thrilled to be involved in fundraising at the British Ironwork Centre this autumn, and appreciate everyone’s generous support.

"The invaluable total of £1,565.38 raised will help towards enabling BHF’s Heart Research grants, including helping the RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital to flourish and develop its findings”.

The BHF is funding a three year grant of more than £233,000 to a team at RJAH, which is examining the role of nuclear envelope proteins in cardiac conduction and heart disease.

A spokesman for the Ironworks said: "We are hoping to meet up with Warren in the coming weeks to discuss the next campaign and how we can help to raise even more funds in 2019.

"We would like to extend a massive thank you to all of those at the British Heart Foundation who work so hard to raise money for research into these cures and treatments.

"We would also like to thank all of our visitors who have donated – together, we really will make a difference in reducing heartbreak across the UK and the world!