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Walmer Bridge Beer & Banger Festival

Last year Walmer Bridge supported Heartbeat and everyone had a a fantastic time.

Over 1500 people flocked to Walmer Bridge to enjoy 3 days of real ale, scrumptious food and great live music.

BEER & BANGER FESTIVAL 2018

Once again a fantastic Beer & Banger Festival is coming to Walmer Bridge!!

Three days of real ale, succulent sausages, live music and fun.

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The Beer Festival opening times are:

Friday 15th June 2018 4pm to 11.30pm

Sat 16th June 2018 1pm to 11.30 pm

Sun 17th June 2018 1pm to 8pm

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Once again the Beer and Banger Festival is being held in Marquees & the Hall at Walmer Bridge Village Hall, Gill Lane, Walmer Bridge, Longton PR4 5GN

 

Cycle in support of your local heart charity

Join the Heartbeat team

Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride!

Sunday 8th July 2018

Ride Details: Start Imperial War Museum, Quay West, Trafford Wharf Rd, Manchester M17 1TZ. Finish South Promenade, Blackpool (opposite the mirror ball)

Distance: 60 miles (approx.)

Challenge Rating:  ELEVATION INFO (TOTAL CLIMB): 1800ft.

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For more information contact the fundraising team on 01772 717147 or email lisa@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk

Thank you for your amazing support!

Heartbeat are blessed to have a fantastic supporter called Kelly Baines, who is a nurse on the Coronary Care Unit at RPH.

Last year with her friends they raised an amazing £850 by undertaking the Yorkshire 2 peaks walk.

This year Kelly kindly organised an Afternoon Tea and Charity Evening to raise funds for Heartbeat on Saturday 12th May at the Preston Marriott Hotel at Broughton.

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Huge thank you to Kelly for raising £1,058 at her ‘Can’t Drop the Beat’ charity event.

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Lancashire Women’s Centres – Ready to Save Lives

Lancashire Women’s Centres (LWC) provide health and social care services in Cumbria and Lancashire to women and their families.

Throughout May/June 2018 Heartbeat NWCC are delivering a series of first aid workshops at LWC’s 5 Lancashire sites, which were made available to all staff.

Workshop sessions were 90 minutes in duration and covered work-place specific first aid topics, such as;

  • serious bleeding
  • CPR
  • recovery position
  • suspected heart attack
  • choking
  • anaphylaxis
  • seizures
  • safe use of a AED (Defib)

Sessions were practical, hands-on training tailored to the working environment.

In total 27 members of LWC staff attended the workshops.

“Thanks Siân for being so patient, letting us chop & change dates & travelling all over Lancashire to train our teams. The feedback from everyone has been excellent & they feel more confident now to cope with emergency situations” Kathryn Malley, Service Manager (Blackpool & Lancaster)

To contact Lancashire Women’s Centres please click here

To book a Heartbeat workshop like this for your organisation, please call us on 01772 717 147 or email Sian at sian.edwards@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk.

Well done to our Heartbeat Heroes!

We would like to say a great big THANK YOU to this bunch of superstars for successfully completing Sefton Triathlon last Sunday 29th April.

Heartbeat Cardiac Physiologist Jo Duff made it a family affair and is pictured here crossing the finishing line with brother Jeremy Bradburn.

Jo’s son Jack and Daughter Georgia also pictured crossing the finishing line and Jo’s friends who are also siblings Sarah Horsfall, James McQuillen and Helen Mills also completed the challenge in aid of Heartbeat.

Thank you so much to all for taking part and raising an awesome £700 in aid of Heartbeat.

To sponsor the team visit their JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Jo-Duff

If you are competing in a challenge and you would like to fundraise for Heartbeat (THANK YOU!!) please contact Lisa for advice and a fundraising pack lisa@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk or phone 01772 717147 and she will be happy to help you.

Heartbeat Carry out Training for Highfield Community Group

Defibrillator Training

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Members of Highfield Community Group in Blackpool receiving their community AED (Defib) familiarisation training.

In the UK there are over 30,000 cardiac arrests a year in homes and communities where the emergency medical services attempt resuscitation.

However, less than one in ten victims of cardiac arrest survive to be discharged from hospital.

Would you know what to do in this type of emergency?

If not why not book a community first aid session for your group or society, contact Sian on 01772 717147 for more information.

Record Attempt: Largest Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Lesson

As part of our 40th Birthday celebrations, would you like to join us in our World Record attempt?Heartbeat 40th logo

In 2018 Heartbeat will be attempting to break a world record for the “Largest Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Lesson” and we want you to be involved!

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Would you like to be part of the Event?

If you’d like to attempt to break the world record with us you must have at least one of the following medical conditions, we will need medical proof of this:

  • Heart Attack
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Stent
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardio Version
  • Heart Failure
  • LVAD
  • Angina
  • Coronary Bypass
  • Heart surgery
  • Heart transplant
  • Heart procedure

PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WANT TO BE INVOLVED

Get involved

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST WITH US NOW!!

Join In

Email us at events@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk to join in the World Record Attempt

Blood Pressure Testing at SRBC

Blood pressure screening in Leyland… even the Mayor and Vice Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire didn’t escape us!

Raising awareness for both Heart Health and Heartbeat.

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Left to Right: Debbie Crossley (Heartbeat Cardiac Physiologist),  Mayoress Mrs Carole Titherington,  Mayor of SRBC Labour Councillor Mick Titherington,   Vice Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire and Jo Duff (Heartbeat Cardiac Physiologist)

Nutrition Seminars

In January Heartbeat ran Nutrition Seminars for class members, and the public, to support those who want to lose weight, eat more healthy or gain a better understanding of nutrition for cardiac health.

These seminars were run by our own Cardiac Physiologists Joanne Duff and Debbie Crossley.  Rebecca Ellis, our Trainee Health Psychologist, also spoke about Psychology For Change.

Topics covered

  • Risk Factors
  • Food Groups
  • Eating Well
  • Food Labels
  • Tips For Change
  • Psychology For Change

Feedback…

The seminars were very well attended and every attendee noted that they found the seminar informative.

“Very informative seminar, very interesting & well delivered”

“Really informative & helped to keep us on track”

“A very informative seminar”

“Overall very relaxed & a useful session”

Attendees also suggested that they would like Heartbeat to provide additional seminars covering; Medicines, Exercise & Psychology.

Interested in attending?

We plan to repeat the seminar again this year so if you are interested please register your name & email/contact number at reception or email info@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk.

 

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