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Parkside Christmas Lights 2015

Parkside Christmas

See the splendid Christmas Lights at Parkside, Lea, who are raising funds for their favourite heart charity, Heartbeat.

Also, on Tuesday 15th December at 18.00 will see a short Community Carol Service outside the house, music by St Christopher’s Church Lea, sing along.

“Be aware that as we are a closed estate, parking will be limited, so get on your boots, fill your pockets with change and come on down !”

PARKSIDE, PR2 1YS Lea, Lancashire

 

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Click here for the Just Giving page

 

 

 

‘Shoctober’ Success Set To Save Lives

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NWAS’ shoctober campaign, which unsurprisingly ran throughout October, saw the public, schools, organisations and celebrities including Paddy McGuiness using the hashtag #findthedefib to locate defibrillators that could potentially be used to save a life in the event of a cardiac arrest.

NWAS asked its followers to ‘send a selfie and save a life’ whenever they came across a defibrillator, and tweet its location so that it could be checked against the list of defibrillators that 999 call handlers use to direct callers to when trying to save the life of a person in cardiac arrest.

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are small machines which can ‘shock’ a person’s heart into restarting. They are easy to use as they talk through the process and they won’t deliver a shock unless it is required. There is no clinical training required to be able to use the machine.

Tweeted 5,864 times, #findthedefib led the ambulance service to 686 defibrillator locations, some as far as Hong Kong and Australia. Of those identified in the North West of England, 290 were unknown to the Trust and will be added to NWAS’ database to help save the lives of patients in the future.

MPs, schools, gyms, youth groups, fire services, police officers, sports teams, councils, supermarkets, media organisations, business owners and NWAS staff all rose to the challenge to ‘find the defib’ and their efforts will contribute to more lives being saved in the region.

NWAS Community Engagement Manager, Andy Redgrave said: “The response from the public and local organisations was absolutely fantastic. We hoped they would get behind us to make this campaign a success as we had zero budget for this, but never imagined it would go global!

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“During the campaign we took the opportunity to involve our Twitter followers in quizzes and fact or fiction posts to help dispel many of the myths that exists about defibrillators, for example that only trained people can use them and that you can be prosecuted for using one incorrectly which simply isn’t possible.

“It’s heartening to learn that all these people know the importance of having defibrillators in public places. Our ultimate aim is for defibrillators to be installed in areas of high footfall across the UK, including schools and colleges, and for them to be positioned alongside fire extinguishers and first aid kits.

“A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone – young or old, at any time and the use of a defibrillator within the first few minutes, while professional help is on the way, can improve the chances of survival by up to 70 per cent.”

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Last year, the Trust attended 13,636 suspected cardiac arrest incidents in the region and this number increases year on year.

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Heartbeat gains funding for life-saving defibrillator at Preston North End FC

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Heartbeat, based at Preston North End, is to become a community of lifesavers after it has been fitted with a public access defibrillator (PAD) and has been awarded a CPR training kit by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

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BHF and Heartbeat to give cardiac arrest victims fighting chance of survival

The Community Package contains the innovative kit which includes everything needed to learn CPR in half an hour.  Heartbeat plan to run training sessions in the local community meaning everyone can become potential lifesavers to book onto a course contact info@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk or telephone 01772 717147.

The defibrillator is a portable device that can be used by a member of the public to help restart the heart when someone has a cardiac arrest. This is when the heart stops pumping blood around the body and they lose consciousness almost at once. For every minute that passes without defibrillation and CPR, chances of survival decrease by around ten per cent. So it’s really important the people of Deepdale know both of these vital steps to help someone in an emergency.

Over 30,000 cardiac arrests happen out of hospital in the UK every year but currently less than one in ten survive. The BHF want to create a Nation of Lifesavers in a bid to boost these shocking survival rates.

The charity is campaigning for defibrillators to be made more accessible and recognisable to the public. Heartbeat want all young people to be taught CPR and PAD awareness at school.

Siân Percival-Edwards from Heartbeat said: “The defibrillator will be placed on the front of our building just behind the iconic Sir Tom Finney Statue at Preston North End FC meaning that local people have the best chance of survival should they suffer a cardiac arrest. We’re keen to get as many people as possible trained in CPR too. We’re now working to raise money for further defibs to be placed around our community.”

Judy O’Sullivan, Assistant Programme Director at the BHF, said: “More than 30,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside of hospital every year but less than one in ten survive. More people could be saved if more defibrillators were available in public places and if more people felt confident using them and performing CPR. We are delighted that Heartbeat have joined the BHF’s Nation of Lifesavers campaign – by making another defibrillator available in a public location and teaching CPR locally. It could really be the difference between life and death. ”

When someone suffers a cardiac arrest their heart stops pumping blood around the body. They lose conscious almost at once and there are no signs of life. For every minute that passes without defibrillation and CPR, chances of survival decrease by around ten per cent. So it’s really important people in the Deepdale area know both of these vital steps to help someone in an emergency.

To date the BHF have helped place over 13,000 life-saving defibrillators in communities around the UK. The BHF asks for a contribution of £400 towards each defibrillator as part of the Community Package. To find out more about defibrillators and how to place one in your organisation or community visit www.bhf.org.uk.

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For more information on how you can help BHF create a Nation of Lifesavers visit bhf.org.uk/nation-of-lifesavers

For photocall opportunities or more information please contact Siân Percival-Edwards (sian@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk

PRESS RELEASE  24/11/2015

 

Corporate AED

Is your organisation prepared if sudden cardiac arrest strikes a member of staff or a visitor?

Without warning, a sudden cardiac arrest can strike people of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels. Having the right equipment and knowing how to respond can have a huge impact on someone’s survival rate, and may be the difference between life and death.

Here in the UK 700,000 people suffer a sudden cardiac arrest every single year

The majority of these incidents happen outside of a hospital environment and can happen anywhere in everyday life, at work, at school, at the train station, in the shop or on the street. When a cardiac arrest happens every minute is vital.

Using a defibrillator within the first 3 minutes can greatly increase the chances of survival

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED or just defibrillator) is a small, light-weight, portable device that can read a person’s heart rhythm and deliver a shock if needed. It’s this shock that may restore a normal heart rhythm and potentially save a person’s life.

Heartbeat is your local heart charity and we can help you to protect your workforce

We can help you put a defibrillator in place in your workplace. We can give your staff training on how to use it and even work with you to provide this for your wider community, giving you the tools to make a huge impact should somebody suffer a cardiac arrest.

 

As a charity, Heartbeat is reliant on voluntary support and fundraising and so we would need to work with you to ensure you can raise a minimum amount to provide the following:

Choose a package We provide you with Cost
 Bronze Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Internal Wall Unit

 £799
 Silver   Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Internal Wall Unit

AED familiarisation training for your organisation

£1,199
 Gold   Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Internal Wall Unit

AED familiarisation training for your organisation

AED for your local community, location of your choice

AED familiarisation for your local community group

 £2,499

 

Fund your defibrillator through a donation or fundraising

Simply choose the package that best suits the needs of your business and your staff. Training can be included and we can also work with you to provide a defibrillator for a local community centre or sports group.

You can fund the defibrillators with a donation to Heartbeat or we can work with you and your staff to help you fundraise the amount. We have a fundraising pack full of ideas to get you started and on your way to your chosen target. It’s a great opportunity to get your staff involved and really see their efforts make a difference to their environment and also that of the local community.

If you’d like to find out more, or have a chat about how we can work together on making sure your business is best prepared to deal with a sudden cardiac arrest, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Sian Percival-Edwards on 01772 717147 or sian@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk

November 2015 Lottery Results

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Lottery Winners November 2015

The winners for the week ending the 27th November are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

Q0006 – CHESSELL AM

£100 winners

D3873 CROWE S

X4066 – HILTON PETER

£50 winners

W9740 – WATERS J

K9827 – DORNING P

£25 winners

J1954– JACKSON B

T9121 – THOMAS ALAN

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 20th November are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

F1787 – CASEY N

£100 winners

F1787 – FABRICATIONS TW

F5658 – ROUND K

L4991 – ELLIOT J

£50 winners

M8411 – PARTINGTON PE

K6189 – ASTLEY RF

£25 winners

W2600 – PEACH W

S1194 – BOULTON 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 13th November are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

K3669 – PLUNKETT R

£100 winners

R3345 – WOAN B

T0975 – CARNEY A

£50 winners

S4483 – RIMMER M

E6794 – WILSON R

£25 winners

U1741 – FARNWORTH R

Q9621 – SIMKINS 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.

The winners for the week ending the 6th November are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

P3085 – TAYLOR J

£100 winners

P3085 – STRAW B

P9738 – KALEEM R

Q0139 – YATES PW

£50 winners

S1043 – NELSON K

M9318 – MILLS SA

£25 winners

J7828 – MOLYNEUXE E

E6995 – MURRAY 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.

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!

Big Cheese Boss

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.

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