Author Archives: Lynn Preston

Charity Fundraising Ball in aid of Heartbeat

On 18th November a sumptuous dinner organised as a tribute to legendary poultry farmer the late Reg Johnson, the man who got the country’s top chefs to prefix their duck and chicken dishes with the word Goosnargh to put the village on the culinary map, turned out to be a real menu pleaser not just for its 320 guests but also, his two favourite charities.

The event, held at Blackburn Rovers’ Ewood Park ground last November, raised £20,000 for the Reg Johnson Foundation, which has now been equally divided between Rosemere Cancer Foundation and cardiac rehabilitation charity Heartbeat, which is based at Preston North End’s Deepdale ground.

Reg’s daughter Kara Johnson and family friend Norma Scott met with Rosemere’s Louise Grant and Heartbeat’s Louise Bache at Deepdale to present each with their share.

Kara and Norma were also the dinner’s organisers, helped by another of Reg’s close friends, Northcote’s Michelin-starred chef Nigel Haworth.

On behalf of Heartbeat Lisa Riding the senior fundraising officer said – “I would also like to thank Norma, Kara and all those that supported the Reg Johnson Foundation at the event which raised this amazing amount for two local charities. Heartbeat is the North West Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre based within Preston North End with outreach sites over Preston, Blackpool and Chorley”

2018 is extremely significant for Heartbeat as it celebrates 40 years serving the local community. The money raised from this event will go towards the much-needed funds which enables Heartbeat to provide rehabilitation classes to over 900 people per week which currently costs over 1 million pounds per year. Visit www.heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk to find out more about Heartbeat and its work in the local community.

The Reg Johnson Foundation was set up in Reg’s memory following his death two years ago.

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Photo: Kara Johnson, second from the left, and Norma Scott present Heartbeat’s Louise Bache (far left) and Rosemere’s Louise Grant (far right) with equal shares of the proceeds from the Reg Johnson Charity Foundation Dinner

Sporting events at Leyland Leisure Centre raises funds for Heartbeat

Sporting communities in Leyland have raised almost £2,000 for Heartbeat. Families took part in a one-mile fun run around the squash courts at Leyland Leisure Centre, with a total of £1,750 gained through sponsorship.

Organiser John Gibson said: “Heart disease is the UK’s biggest killer, with one in four people in Lancashire affected. Encouraging children with their parents to take part in sport has numerous health benefits and is a great way to improve the heart health of our future generations.

“Heartbeat has to raise a million pounds a year to ensure it keeps up the great work.

“I want to thanks everybody who made donations, especially Dave Culshaw from UK Car Line Ltd who gave £500; Erin Hawthorne from Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd, who donated £250 and Jon Nelson from M2M Intelligence Ltd who gave £250.

“I also want to say a big to Costa Coffee for sponsoring the event for the third year, Leyland Leisure Centre for allowing us to use the courts for free, and Lancashire Police for providing police cadets to help us record the lengths everybody ran.

“I am grateful for all the great prizes which organisations and companies gave me, the children and adults who took part, and everybody who kindly donated something.”

Squash players also held two fund-raising matches for the Preston-based heart charity, gathering a further £150.

John added: “Despite many of our children not available because they were playing in national and county events, we still managed to raise £150.

“My personal thanks to Jodi Evans, of Euxton Park Golf Centre, who sponsored the junior event, and Paul Kennedy, of Go Cruise, who sponsored the adult event.”

Volunteers collecting at St George’s Shopping Centre raised a further £175.

 

John Gibson 8Heartbeat would like to thank everyone involved and John Gibson for his continued support and organising such amazing events!

 

 

For more information at the LEP please click here https://www.lep.co.uk/news/sporting-events-at-leyland-leisure-centre-raises-funds-for-heartbeat-1-8907556

If you would like to chat to a member of the Fundraising Team to discuss a sponsorship opportunity or fundraising ideas please phone 01772 717147 or email lisa@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk

 

Heartbeat Heroes

Youngsters pack bags at Waitrose for Heartbeat

Youngsters from Balshaws, Archbishop Temple, Astley Park, Lostock Hall High, All Hallows, Lostock Hall Community Primary School and Clayton-le-Woods Primary School packed bags at Waitrose in Preston.

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Michelle Hunt, head of fund-raising at Heartbeat, in Preston, said: “We would like to thank all the pupils involved. They raised £200 in donations which will be used to help fund the work of Heartbeat. One in four people in Lancashire are affected by heart disease and it is thanks to the support of local people that a service like Heartbeat exists.”

Very special thanks to John Gibson for organising the volunteers and to Waitrose for their continued support.

Please click here for link to LEP website for more information https://www.lep.co.uk/news/youngsters-pack-bags-at-waitrose-for-heartbeat-in-preston-1-8959149

For more information of Store Collections or to help with volunteering or raising funds for Heartbeat please click HERE or call Lynn on 01772 7107147 (lynn.preston@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk) thank you.

January 2018 Lottery Results

Winners Champagne Opening

Lottery Winners January 2018

The winners for the week ending the 26th January are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

L2748 – MRS D J BIRCH

£100 winner

L2561 – MRS C A SMITH

£50 winners

U0903 – MR ROBERT NELSON

P9963 – MRS C TIMMINS

£25 winners

A4840 – MRS D HALLAM

L2905 – MRS C MACMILLAN

£20 winners

P0452 – MR D SHEPPARD

E1421 – SANDRA ROGERS

£15 winners

S6233 – MRS TODD

B0505 – MISS S QUENBY

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are £10 & £5 winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

The winners for the week ending the 19th January are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

R4776 – MR T WADDELL

£100 winner

U1880 – Mr K BRIERLEY

£50 winners

L5294 – MRS D MCCOY

M2658 – MRS M WILDING

£25 winners

B5374 – MR M PRENDERGAST

L4873 – MRS B BRIGGS

£20 winners

U2478 – MR I WALL

D4989 – MR W SALISBURY

£15 winners

P5021 – MRS R PORTER

J1360 – MR D P DONOVAN

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are £10 & £5 winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

The winners for the week ending the 12th January are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

M8983 – MRS K KENNEDY

£100 winner

J7218 – MR JAMES LONG

£50 winners

B2404 – MRS G MARKHAM

K1240 – MR D MILLER

£25 winners

C9313 – MR M HUGHES

L9248 – MRS J COLLYER

£20 winners

B1287 – MRS M SIMMONDS

K4256 – MRS MARGARET CASPERD

£15 winners

L6908 – MR S BROOMFIELD

P8948 – MR & MRS JW NELSON

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are £10 & £5 winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

The winners for the week ending the 5th January are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

K1079 – MR N COX

£100 winner

M5369 – MR D M HEWITT

£50 winners

P7165 – MRS J SANKEY

A2696 – MR J MOORE

£25 winners

Q8997 – MS C CAVIES

N1284 – MR M R LEARY

£20 winners

Q9439 – MRS A CUTLER

J4804 – MR & MRS A R BLUES

£15 winners

M5886 – MRS P M THOMAS

U9727 – MRS LISA BROWN

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are £10 & £5 winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

We want your unwanted Christmas Prezzies

So the presents have been unwrapped, did you get what you wanted? Maybe you received something that you already have or something you just don’t need.

unwanted prezzies

If that is the case Heartbeat will take those unwanted prezzies off your hands to use as raffle prizes at events throughout the year.

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Support your favourite local cardiac charity and simply drop them in to our reception or contact Lisa in fundraising on 01772 717147 or email lisa@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk

A BIG thank you to Woodhouse Opticians!

Woodhouse opticians of Highfield Road, Blackpool held a Christmas Fundraising event in aid of Heartbeat and raised

Choir sang for everyone and there was a visit from Father & Mother Christmas as well as Heartbeat’s Cardiac Carl.  A raffle was held on the day and thanks to the generosity of local businesses there were over 76 fabulous raffle prizes.

First prize was a £150 voucher from Woodhouse Opticians and second prize was a beautiful gents watch (value £150) from Coles the Jewellers. There were also hampers, bottles of wine, meal vouchers and an annual pass for Blackpool Zoo!

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Thank you so much for raising awareness and funds for Heartbeat!!

Heartbeat Winter 2017 Raffle Prize Winners Announced

Congratulations!

Thank you for entering our Winter Raffle

If your details are below please contact us on 01772 717147 to receive your prize

Prize Description Winner
1 £2,500 Mr A Mather (16635)
2 £150 shopping voucher M Pollock (19655)
3 £75 shopping voucher Mrs O McCann (07648)
4 Bells Whisky Mr A Woods (12005)
5 Jameson Whiskey Maureen Walling (30368)
6 Body Shop J Cotgrove (25846)
7 White Wine E Swift (26825)
8 Red Wine Mrs C Hewitt (04869)
9 Biscuits Mrs A Kemple (13217)

Raffle Winners

Thank you to everyone who took part and supported us!!

This Christmas by joining in our Winter Raffle YOU have helped local people affected by heart disease.

In the UK, someone has a heart attack every 3 minutes, that’s nearly 500 people every single day.

But more people experience heart attacks at Christmas than at any other time of the year.

During December and into January there is a huge increase in the number of people having heart attacks, and your support today ensures that the vital cardiac rehabilitation that they need is available, when they need it.

Family Christmas

Heartbeat needs to raise nearly £1 million every year to provide cardiac services.

The charity does not receive any government or NHS funding to do this.

ALL support is voluntary and it is only because of people like you that we are able to help more than 800 people every single week.

EVERY ticket sold really has made a difference helping local people affected by heart disease to rebuild their lives.

Without your support this would not be possible, thank you.

Winners are

Thank you for entering our Winter Raffle

If your details are below please contact us on 01772 717147 to receive your prize

Prize Description Winner
1 £2,500 Mr A Mather (16635)
2 £150 shopping voucher M Pollock (19655)
3 £75 shopping voucher Mrs O McCann (07648)
4 Bells Whisky Mr A Woods (12005)
5 Jameson Whiskey Maureen Walling (30368)
6 Body Shop J Cotgrove (25846)
7 White Wine E Swift (26825)
8 Red Wine Mrs C Hewitt (04869)
9 Biscuits Mrs A Kemple (13217)

Raffle Winners

Thank you to everyone who took part and supported us!!

December 2017 Lottery Results

Lottery Winners December 2017

The winners for the week ending the 29th December are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

P6605 – MR H WARING

£100 winner

T0411 – MRS S C GALLACHER

£50 winners

K2073 – MR J REAY

J4640 – MR A G JONES

£25 winners

M9313 – MRS M J SUMMERS

B3275 – SHARON LENEHAN

£20 winners

G2859 – MR F D TOPPING

P5050 – MRS B TOWERS

£15 winners

M3835 – MS SUSAN LAMB

M1077 – MRS JANE GILES

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are £10 & £5 winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

The winners for the week ending the 22nd December are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

N7041 – MR SCOTT HATCHELL

£100 winner

L9850 – MRS A ROBERTSON

£50 winners

C1080 – MR JASON DUNNE

Q8087 – MR S QUINN

£25 winners

K0507 – MR R PLATT

S8230 – MR B GORNALL

£20 winners

J2201 – MR ROBIN DIBDIN

J5018 – MR & MRS D GRAY

£15 winners

K4821 – MR R CHINNICK

M3770 – MRS S O’GARA

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are £10 & £5 winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

The winners for the week ending the 15th December are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

E2484 – P AUSTIN

£100 winner

E2484 – REECE HOWARTH (AGENT)

P4954 – MALCOLM DAVIES

£50 winners

V0983 – MR ROGER BOWDEN

U1398 – MRS AVIS MORRIS

£25 winners

K9133 – MR M G GIBBS

K7170 – MR P ALLEN

£20 winners

N8705 – MRS W ROBERTS

S8788 – MR BARRY DUVAL-CRUMP

£15 winners

J1853 – H MCCONDICHIE

U8716 – MR COLIN YOUNG

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are £10 & £5 winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

The winners for the week ending the 8th December are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

U7073 – MRS MAVIS MAYOR

£100 winner

Q8948 – MR D GREER

£50 winners

K9864 – MR J ASHWORTH

R2676 – MRS I SLATER

£25 winners

J7067 – LINDA EASTWOOD

N2526 – MR JOSEPH A FINCH

£20 winners

T2322 – MR M LAMBERT

D2451 – MR STEPHEN AMBROSE

£15 winners

J1279 – MRS K GREIG

R6327 – MISS C HEPBURN

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are £10 & £5 winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

The winners for the week ending the 1st December are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

K0230 – MR I WAKE

£100 winner

R3628 – MR B BALL

£50 winners

B8943 – MR J BLAMS

S7054 – MR ALEX BRADY

£25 winners

M9651 – MRS S O’GARA

S7434 – MISS DEBRA BLACKLIDGE

£20 winners

Q7728 – SHEILA HUNT

J8388 – SAM BENNETT

£15 winners

M6168 – MS S BROWN

M6235 – MRS J BOWKER

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are £10 & £5 winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

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