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Garstang… here we come!

Happy News everyone!

Brand new classes starting at Acresfield Health Club in Garstang from Tuesday 19th March.

These classes will run from 2.30pm – 3.30pm on Tuesdays and Fridays.

This is a really exciting development for Heartbeat

Laura from Acresfield Health Club commented “Acresfield Health Club & Spa are pleased to be partnering with Heartbeat to help people in Garstang and beyond access cardiac rehabilitation classes.

The Club is open to members and non members, with activities suitable for all ages.

With it’s state of the art Gym, luxury Spa, Hair Studio, Swimming Pool and Bistro, Acrefield is a fantastic destination to visit for anyone in need of relaxation, pampering and fitness motivation.

Visit Acresfield Health Club & Spa today.”

If you are interested in changing your class location or in starting classes at Heartbeat please contact us on 01772 717147.

 

Great Manchester Run 2019

The Great Manchester Run is known for its buzzing atmosphere, incredible supporters and the booming anthems that rock the city’s streets, experience a running event like no other. And remember, no matter how you get to the start-line and whatever your reason for running… do something to show them what you’re made of.

Run For Heartbeat!

We want a big team to represent us at the Great Manchester run. We have places for both the 10km and half marathon and just ask for as much sponsorship as you can get, in return.

It’s a fantastic event with thousands of runners and a brilliant atmosphere. We’d love to see a big team of Heartbeat runners take part and enjoy the day.

We can help people out with training plans and support them all the way. It’s a great way to get and stay fit as well fund-raise for your local heart charity.

Distance: 10K & Half Marathon

Date: 19.05.2019

Minimum age: Half marathon: 17 yrs old+ , 10k: 15 yrs old+

If you want to be part of the team contact Lisa on 01772 717147 or email events@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk

Heartbeat has a new CEO!

Congratulations Louise!

Heartbeat are delighted to announce the appointment of Louise Bache as the new CEO of Heartbeat.

Louise has worked for Heartbeat since November 2011 as service development manager and during the last year she has been covering the post of CEO during Jill’s unfortunate illness. She worked in the leisure industry for over 14 years starting as a gym instructor and culminating with the role of contract manager responsible for 4 leisure centres and over 200 staff.

Louise is very excited to take on this new challenge to expand our reach throughout the North West, identify and strengthen our existing networks and develop a culture of togetherness, support and peer education.

Heartbeat’s Raffle Winners Announced!

Are you a winner?

Prize                            Description                            Winner

1                                  £1,500                                   Zoe Firth 13584

2                                  £5.00 cheque                          Lynda 08636

3                                  £5.00 cheque                          Carol Smith 11778

4                                  £5.00 cheque                          C Todhunter 07387

5                                  £5.00 cheque                          M Gardner 10937

6                                  £5.00 cheque                          B Betteridge 20701

7                                  £5.00 cheque                          M Pendlebury 03786

8                                  £5.00 cheque                          V Cross 05244

9                                  £5.00 cheque                          L Conlon 09645

10                                £5.00 cheque                          M Herrington 10719

11                                £5.00 cheque                          Dobson 03452

12                                £5.00 cheque                          A Dean 17198

13                                £5.00 cheque                          P Johnson 14081

14                                £5.00 cheque                          P Douthwaite 19881

15                                £5.00 cheque                          H Jopling 11641

16                                £5.00 cheque                          J Leff 06236

17                                £5.00 cheque                          E Heney 03161

18                                £5.00 cheque                          G Gibson 13989

19                                £5.00 cheque                          J Ellison 17542

20                                £5.00 cheque                          Y Dean 17614

21                                £5.00 cheque                          G Alexander 03171

22                                £5.00 cheque                          M Kay 04170

23                                £5.00 cheque                          D Smith 11779

24                                £5.00 cheque                          L Gardner 10924

25                                £5.00 cheque                          S Bailey 03921

26                                £5.00 cheque                          William 04083

27                                £5.00 cheque                          Andy 02402

28                                £5.00 cheque                          D Halsall 02843

29                                £5.00 cheque                          Taylor 13601

30                                £5.00 cheque                          M Herrington 10711

31                                £5.00 cheque                          K Hayes 03047

32                                £5.00 cheque                          Mark 01361

33                                £5.00 cheque                          V Curran 00897

34                                £5.00 cheque                          A Wilson 21557

35                                £5.00 cheque                          P Benson 05609

36                                £5.00 cheque                          Edghill 15160

37                                £5.00 cheque                          J Woods 01384

38                                £5.00 cheque                          D Lee 02592

39                                £5.00 cheque                          C Williams 00788

40                                £5.00 cheque                          M Newhouse 09583

Huge thanks to everyone involved!

 

Albert’s Poem

Happy 86th Birthday Albert!

Albert is a member at our Burscough Class and he has written this fantastic poem about Heartbeat, his fellow class members and his instructor, Debbie.

On Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays we gather,

To torture ourselves and work up a lather.

We’re medical misfits with frail broken hearts,

But there’s some who would say were a bunch of old farts.

 

There’s Steve, Graham and Julian, Alan and Wayne,

And Albert, the old git, a bit of a pain.

There’s two what come from Tartleton,

By gum they talk queer

You could do with an interpreter

To translate what you hear.

 

To confuse matters further, four Davids we’ve got

Which by anyones standards is quite a lot.

We’ve Hairy and Posh and to add to the farce, 

and by his own admission, there’s Pain in the arse.

 

Busy David is the other and Keith joins in too,

but he doesn’t blaspheme like the rest of the crew.

 

We’re a bit short on ladies, but four make a show,

There’s Lynn and there’s Julie, Betty and Jo.

 

Not forgetting our Debbie, our mentor Supreme

Whose love life intrigues us, you know what I mean.

She really keeps us on our toes

She really beats the drum,

Whilst we all gaze in rapture 

At the glory of her bum.

 

So we try our best and we enjoy a good joke,

And with that and God willing, we can put off that stroke !!

Jill Rogerson

Jill Rogerson

It is with great sadness that we must announce the death of Jill Rogerson, Heartbeat’s Chief Executive, who died on the 4th September 2018, following an 11 month battle with an aggressive brain tumour.

Our thoughts are with her family at this time.

 

Arrangements for Jill’s funeral are as follows:

Friday 21st of September at 11am

at Peel Green Crematorium

716 Liverpool Rd, Eccles, Manchester M30 7LW

 

Jill’s daughter, Katie, has also asked please don’t wear black, her mum would want people to be in bright colours, mostly blue.

In lieu of flowers they are taking donations for Heartbeat.

Heartbeat HQ (Deepdale Stadium) will be closed on Friday 21st September

Preston 10k and Family Fun Run

We had a great day yesterday at the City of Preston 10k and family fun run!

Thank you to all those that ran in aid of Heartbeat.

Thank you also to everyone that brought one of our yummy cakes, came and said hello to our volunteers on the Heartbeat stall in the flag market, our Marshall’s and volunteers and all those that donated money to us at the bag drop!!

Super special thanks to Shabana Masi, who made a fantastic poster and came to support the runners!

“When your legs get tired run with your heart”

If you took part in the event on Sunday and have some pictures we can share please email lisa@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk

 

 

Lunch with Fashion & Fizz at Huntley’s Restaurant

Fashion Show, Shopping and Raffle

An absolutely fabulous event from one of our favourite supporters Love Jewellery and Fashion.

October 10th 2018

Reception 12:00pm, Lunch at 12:30pm

All in aid of Heartbeat

Ticket £25

Love Jewellery and Fashion are a women’s boutique on the first floor above the Food Hall at Huntleys. They sell beautiful ladies fashion, at affordable prices and styles range from occasion wear, dresses and casual and evening tops. Prices range from £25 upwards, sizes 8 to 18. They also sell a wide selection of costume jewellery, also handbags, scarves and gorgeous parasol and diamanté style umbrellas.

Tickets will sell fast for this event, so please contact the numbers below as soon as possible. Look forward to seeing you there!

  • Tickets are available at Love Jewellery and Fashion, based at Huntleys, Whalley Road, Samlesbury, PR5 0UN
  • Or purchase via the phone at Love Jewellery and Fashion 01772 877766
  • Or contact Heartbeat Fundraising Team for more information 01772 717147
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