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Heartbeat’s 2018 Winter Raffle

Celebrating 40 years with 40 cash prizes to give away!

2018 saw Heartbeat celebrate 40 years of service. That’s 40 amazing years supporting local people affected by heart disease.

It is your support that has allowed us to do this, and your support that keeps us going – thank you so much.

To celebrate this milestone and as a way of saying thank you, this years’ Winter Raffle will give away a top prize of £1,500 and 40 other cash prizes! This years’ raffle will see more prize winners than ever!!

Even if you buy just ONE ticket you will still be helping 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, and your support today, no matter how many tickets you buy, ensures that vital cardiac rehabilitation is available, when it is needed.

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

Heartbeat does not receive any government or NHS funding to do this. ALL our support is voluntary and it is only because of people like you that we are able to help more than 900 people every single week.

We know at this time of year you will be flooded with worthy charitable requests

There are so many good causes out there, and we know it is hard to donate to each and every one.

Our Winter Raffle tries to give you something back in return for your donation with 40 cash prizes up for grabs. So, if you can support us again in any way, please enter the Heartbeat Raffle and be in with a chance of winning a prize.

We don’t expect you to buy or sell ALL the raffle tickets enclosed

We’ve enclosed a book of raffle tickets for you to buy, or sell on to your family, friends and colleagues, BUT do not feel any pressure to buy or sell them all. Anything you can afford to do can make an amazing difference here at Heartbeat.

Just complete the form at the bottom of this letter and send it back together with your ticket stubs and payment in the FREEPOST envelope provided!

Send your replies back to us quickly, and you will be entered into an extra draw and could win a £50 M&S voucher – so don’t put it off, send your reply back to us today and get your tickets in the draw for Friday 7th December.

Good luck!!!



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



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

Heartbeat Summer Raffle 2018 Winners Announced!


Thank you to everyone who took part and supported us in our Summer Raffle!!

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

Raffle Winners

By joining in our Summer 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.

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 nearly 900 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.



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