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CORPUS CHRISTI CARDIO CLUB

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Corpus Christi Cardio Club has been providing a follow-on exercise programme for patients from Heartbeat for over 20 years. It was formed in 1993 by a group of patients who wanted to continue their Heartbeat exercise after completing the 9 month rehabilitation programme. It had the further objective of being self-funding and able to support Heartbeat from any surplus funds.

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The club moved to Corpus Christi High School in 2000.

The club meets twice weekly from 5pm to 7pm using the gymnasium and specialist exercise facilities at the college. Table tennis is available from 5pm. The main cardio exercise session, led by qualified instructors runs from 5:45 to 6:30. This is a varied programme including general aerobics, step aerobics, machine work and toning work. After the exercise session, there is an opportunity to socialise with refreshments. The club also holds regular social events.

Although run independently by its members, the club supports the “Heartbeat” charity and in return benefits from the charity’s specialist medical facilities. Several of the club’s members have sat on the Heartbeat Board of Trustees, including the current Chairman of Heartbeat and his predecessor. It is recognised as a suitable “advanced” programme for people who have completed the NHS/Heartbeat initial rehabilitation programme. There is a defibrillator available and all members have the opportunity to have resuscitation training.

Tony Wilson, Chairman of Heartbeat Board of Trustees, who has been a club member since 2000 says: “We believe that the exercise level, the club atmosphere and the move from being a Heartbeat patient to a Heartbeat supporter is a valuable step forward, both physically and psychologically, in the rehabilitation process. It has been a key part of my recovery during my 18 years involvement with Heartbeat.”

Club Treasurer Alan Bollands says: “Less than half of all cardiac patients in the North West take advantage of the rehabilitation exercise programmes offered around the region. We would like to encourage more heart patients to join clubs like ours. That is why we are inviting people to get in touch or to drop in to any of our sessions to see if it would suit them.”

The club offers one month free trial membership.

For further information, call Tony Wilson on 01772 719713 or 07984133557 or drop in before any session at 5.30pm any Tuesday or Friday at St. Vincent’s Hall, Corpus Christi High School, St. Vincent’s Road, Fulwood.

Big Cheese Challenge!

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Challenge your Boss to the Big Cheese Challenge!

Lock the boss in an office and challenge them to raise as many pennies as possible for your local heart charity Heartbeat!

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For more information and to nominate your boss simply call Heartbeat on 01772 717147 or email lisa.riding@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk

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Christmas Jumper Day!

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On Friday 18th December 2015 schools and businesses in Lancashire donned their Christmas jumpers and supported their local heart charity.

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A huge thank you to everyone at Brindle Gregson Lane Primary School, where the wonderful children, families and staff raised over £160, which is a fantastic amount and very much appreciated!

 

October 2015 Lottery Results

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Lottery Winners October 2015

The winners for the week ending the 30th October are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

Q1367 – HOBIN J

£100 winners

J6945 – BASEY G

N8624 – BOWKER AM

£50 winners

M2885 – SHAW K

D4585 – ROOKE J

£25 winners

M2863 – GROGAN J

J5254 – DILLON EE

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are more randomly selected winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

The winners for the week ending the 23rd October are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

T3949 – UPTON ROBIN

£100 winners

N3216 – CRAIG L

K4757 – RIMMER D

£50 winners

B8672 – FORD D

S3293 – BUTTERWORTH ANN

£25 winners

L1541 – FLANAGAN BM

Q0918 – SHAW E

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are more randomly selected winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

The winners for the week ending the 16th October are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

S6947 – HANDS K

£100 winners

F8124 – HOBIN J

A6002 – FAIRHURST S

£50 winners

R6787 – HARRISON L

R4668 – SARTIN S

£25 winners

A1655 – O’BRIEN G

L7146 – JOHNSTONE AC

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are more randomly selected winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

The winners for the week ending the 9th October are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

K6759 – ROBERTSON L

£100 winners

K6728 – ADAMS G

A4523 – GILGUN A

£50 winners

R1798 – KNOTT D

W5670 – GREEN P

£25 winners

K1296 – MEYLER D

R9605 – HOPKINSON W

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are more randomly selected winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

The winners for the week ending the 2nd October are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

V4129 – DWYER V

£100 winners

U5403 – MYERSCOUGH

Q7125 – GAWNE M

£50 winners

E6155 – DEWHURST I

J6816 – BLUE A

£25 winners

M1282 – BARKER M

Q9566 – LEWIS S

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are more randomly selected winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

September 2015 Lottery Results

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Lottery Winners September 2015

The winners for the week ending the 25th September are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

K6605 – LODGE G

£100 winners

U2437 – RICE J

J0130 – WELLS B

£50 winners

L0479 – GREEN D

X8749 – ADAMSON R

£25 winners

P5884 – ANTCLIFFE C

K5335 – ROSKELL J

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are more randomly selected winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

The winners for the week ending the 17th September are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

J8611 – NOBLE B

£100 winners

E0606 – RISHTON G

R3920 – LAWSON B

£50 winners

R2850 – WHITESIDE A

Y9404 – GIBBONS D

£25 winners

T5472 – OLIVER M

Y6705 – O’BRIEN D

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are more randomly selected winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

The winners for the week ending the 11th September are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

R5529 – BREWER MRS

£100 winners

R5529 – HOWATH I (AGENT)

S6945 – WALSH T

Q0997 – ASHWORTH L

£50 winners

S4137 – COENE J

U0580 – BARTON S

£25 winners

D7509 – WADDINGHAM P

B1516 – SMITH B

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are more randomly selected winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

The winners for the week ending the 4th September are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

W3206 – LAMORINIERE S

£100 winners

J8732 – MOON R

T3212 – PARKER J

£50 winners

T5593 – BUGGINS M E

L7950 – NAYLOR S

£25 winners

T8543 – LOWE M A

T8987 – GRAHAM J

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are more randomly selected winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

For further information and a full list of winners please send a stamped addressed envelope to: Heartbeat, Sir Tom Finney Way, Preston PR1 6PA

August 2015 Lottery Results

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Lottery Winners August 2015

The winners for the week ending the 21st August are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

D6644 – WORTHINGTON J

£100 winners

D6644 – NOWELL P

P0451 – HODGSON J

R2317 – SARTIN S

£50 winners

G2222 – YATES J

L9710 – KUCZERA TG

£25 winners

U7841 – BECKETT A

K5717 – BURTON L

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are more randomly selected winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

The winners for the week ending the 14th August are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

A7676 – SHORROCK

£100 winners

A767 – RAYMOND P  (AGENT)

S1905 – HODGSON L

C7532 – GRIME J

£50 winners

L4745 – DODGSON J

E4104 – ROONEY K

£25 winners

U7011 – HARRISON P

B6534 – CAUNCE M

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are more randomly selected winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

 

The winners for the week ending the 7th August are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

D7416 – SHUTTLEWORTH K

£100 winners

D7416 – PATEL P (AGENT)

M8714 – MARCHBANK V

U7158 – YOUNG C

£50 winners

U9566 – SLINGER H

B5925 – BENTLEY L

£25 winners

P3866 – JACKSON S

M7161 – CHRISTIE N

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are more randomly selected winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

For further information and a full list of winners please send a stamped addressed envelope to: Heartbeat, Sir Tom Finney Way, Preston PR1 6PA

Lottery Winners July 2015

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Lottery Winners July 2015

The winners for the week ending the 31st July are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

U2005 – RHODES S

£100 winners

W3649 – ECCLES J

Q5516 – STANLEY L

£50 winners

T1753 – PEXTON

K0774 – POWNALL K

£25 winners

N8115 – PICKLES M

S4569 – ROBINSON JEAN

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are more randomly selected winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

 

The winners for the week ending the 24th July are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

K0891 – BRADSHAW M

£100 winners

X7528 – PICKLES L

L6323 – HENSHALL J

£50 winners

J4655 – GARDNER F

R5864 – WALKER T

£25 winners

K4208 – KAY M

M8147 – STEINER M

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are more randomly selected winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

 

The winners for the week ending the 17th July are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

M5746 – THACKERAY B

£100 winners

L3401 – KIRKBY R T

U2743 – KAUR L

£50 winners

Q8031 – GAWNE M

K3940 – EASON J

£25 winners

K1426 – RATCLIFFE G

J7453 – SUTCLIFFE D

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are more randomly selected winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

 

The winners for the week ending the 10th July are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

C9231 – ROBERTSON J

£100 winners

C9231 – HEMMINGS L (AGENT)

K4266 – SHERRINGTON D A

U3615 – YOUNG C

£50 winners

K3486 – FLEMING N

L0064 – PHILLIPS S

£25 winners

R2944 – BAINES P

U9955 – BYRNE D

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are more randomly selected winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

 

The winners for the week ending the 3rd July are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

N4527 – BANKS S M

£100 winners

L5081 – BENNETT D

D7951 – JONES R

£50 winners

J7628 – CATTERALL J

L0535 – RANDALL F

£25 winners

V9298 – WINNARD J

T1299 – GRAHAM J

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are more randomly selected winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

For further information and a full list of winners please send a stamped addressed envelope to: Heartbeat, Sir Tom Finney Way, Preston PR1 6PA

NWAS launches ‘SHOCTOBER’ in a bid to find hidden defibrillators!

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Press Release

1 October 2015

NWAS LAUNCHES ‘SHOCTOBER’ IN A BID TO FIND HIDDEN DEFIBRILLATORS!

 

Forgotten, lonely, gathering dust and tucked away in a corner – that’s the sad fate of many life-saving defibrillators which have been installed with good intentions by well-meaning members of the public, business owners and clubs. Now it’s time to ‘find the defib’ and make sure every single one in the region is logged on North West Ambulance Service’s database so they can be used to save a life.

 

This month, the Trust launches it’s ‘Shoctober’ campaign to raise awareness of the importance of public defibrillators (AEDs) and to remind those who purchase and install them to make the Service aware of their location so they can be put to good use.

 

It’s estimated that there are thousands of these life-saving portable machines in the North West which NWAS doesn’t know about so if someone calls 999 in the event of a cardiac arrest, the Trust can’t direct them to the nearest one.

 

AEDs are small machines which can ‘shock’ a person’s heart into restarting and if this can be done in the vital first few minutes, patients have a 60-70 per cent chance of making a full recovery. They are easy to use, easy to carry and as they talks through the process, they won’t deliver a shock unless it is required. There is no clinical training required to be able to use the machine. Last year, the Trust attended 13,636 suspected cardiac arrest incidents in the region and this number increases year on year.

 

NWAS Community Engagement Manager, Andrew Redgrave explains: “Earlier this year we launched our Cardiac Smart campaign to have the installation of AEDs in public places a legal requirement, in the same way that fire extinguishers are. We know that many people raise funds in their local area to have them installed but what they often do is forget to tell us they’ve done so. This means that we could get a call for a suspected cardiac arrest where this vital piece of kit is available and we can’t tell the caller to go and get it. The patient will receive the all important shock when the ambulance crew arrives but if they can be shocked even two or three minutes earlier by a member of the public, it can make a huge difference to their chances of survival.”

 

The Trust knows that many large business such as hotel chains, factories, shopping centres and smaller organisations such as social and sports clubs raise funds and install AEDs and is asking the public to ‘find the defib’ and let NWAS know.

 

The location of AEDs can sometimes be marked with a sign showing a white heart on a green background, or they could just be mounted on a wall behind bars, in corridors, gyms, leisure centres, offices, tourist attractions, schools, colleges, restaurants, coffee shops – anywhere at all!

 

If you see one, take a selfie with it and you can either tweet the photo via @NWambulance using the hashtag #findthedefib, giving as much information as possible regarding its location. Or, send the photo via North West Ambulance Service’s Facebook page or email nwas.enquiries@nwas.nhs.uk If you don’t want to send a photo, just mail the location details and NWAS will make sure the device is logged on the system and ready to use in the event of an emergency.

 

Throughout the month of October, NWAS will post photos of AEDs around the region via its social media sites and wants as many people as possible to feature in the ‘Shoctober’ campaign. The Trust will also feature those whose lives have been saved by a public defibrillator and hopefully, there’ll be a few famous faces taking part with a ‘defib selfie’.

 

Please help your ambulance service to help you. If you are unfortunate enough to suffer a cardiac arrest, don’t you want the person next to you to be able to save your life?

Cardiac Arrest Attendances per County 2014/15:

Cheshire                              2,127

Cumbria                               883

Lancashire                           2,762

Merseyside                        2,376

Greater Manchester      5,488

 

Photo caption: NWAS Community Engagement Manager, Andrew Redgrave launches the campaign #findthedefib

 

Issued by Maddy Edgar, Senior Communications Manager, Tel: 01204 498306

For more information contact the Press Office on 01204 498306 / press.office@nwas.nhs.uk

 

Website: www.nwas.nhs.uk | Facebook: /nwasofficial | Twitter: @NWAmbulance

 

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