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“One Mile FUN Run on Squash Courts” at Leyland Leisure Centre supporting local Chartity “HEARTBEAT” sponsored by “COSTA COFFEE”

On Saturday 26th November for the third year running I held a “FUN I Mile Run” for HEARTBEAT on the squash courts at Leyland Leisure Centre.

Helen Clitheroe despite a busy schedule came down to officially open the event. Unfortunately Rachid Elarkam the Retail Development Manager of Whitbread COSTA Lancashire & Cumbria was caught up in traffic in Manchester and was unable to make the photocall.

Helping me as young volunteers were members of our junior club and a student from Runshaw College recording the lengths everybody ran.

Despite many other events and activities held locally over the weekend, one of being a swimming gala at Leyland Leisure Centre, we still managed to raise £600.

The Heartbeat Fun run at Leyland Leisure Centre

The Heartbeat Fun run at Leyland Leisure Centre

This included £150 which nine youngsters from “Leyland Lions Junior Squash & Racketball Club” raised as young volunteers at a stand I booked by Costa Coffee in St Georges Shopping Centre in Preston last month.

On one court were children (aged 6-15 years), on the other court adults.

Quote from Rachid Elarkam, Retail Development Manager Whitbread COSTA Lancashire & Cumbria ” We were excited to be involved in this community event again providing vouchers for attendees and seeing everyone get involved.  We will continue to integrate our stores with the local community, getting involved with events, providing our stores as meeting places and helping with fundraising”.

Quote from Helen Clitheroe the GB runner “I was delighted to support the event again”.

John Gibson Support 2

Quote from Michelle Hunt Fundraising Manager at Heartbeat “We are very grateful to John for once again organising a sponsored event in aid of Heartbeat. Thank you to Costa Coffee for sponsoring the event and Leyland Leisure Centre for hosting the event again. The money raised from the event will go towards the on-going work provided to local people that require heart rehabilitation by providing an exercise-based Cardiac Rehabilitation programme, fully supervised by trained instructors, to those recovering from heart attack, surgery or stroke and supports those at risk of developing these conditions.”

HEARTBEAT are located at the old National Football Museum at Deepdale.

My thanks also to Donna Clifford who took the photos.

Thanks everybody for your support, it was very much appreciated.

John Gibson
Leyland Lions Junior Squash & Racketball Club
Volunteer Sports Events Fundraiser for Charity

We are so proud of our patron!

Congratulations Ranvir!

On the 20th January, in a spectacular inauguration event held at Preston Guild Hall, Ranvir Singh Heartbeat’s Patron was sworn in as the new Chancellor of the University of Central Lancashire.

Ranvir UCLAN

 

Ranvir was born and educated in Preston.  In 2013 she received a UCLan Honorary Fellowship for her contribution to broadcasting.

Ranvir UCLAN 2

 

Only the third Chancellor to be appointed by the University, David Taylor Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the University Board said ‘Ranvir’s individual qualities of talent and determination, as well as her professional achievements, make her an ideal fit for the role, I know she will be an excellent role model for our students’.

 

Heartbeat are delighted, congratulations Ranvir!

 

January 2017 Lottery Results

Glasses of champagne with gold ribboned gifts

Lottery Winners January 2017

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

£1000 winner

S3116 – WESTHEAD E

£100 winners

Q4008 – NOBLET P M

M0518 – JEFFERIES P

£50 winners

D9459 – WILDING V

A1375 – GILL S

£25 winners

P7396 – HAYDOCK A

C8957 – STANBRIDGE B

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 January are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

G0322 – STOTT D

£100 winners

G0322 – CHORLEY FC

N5017 – PORTER E

R2673 – MOXHAM S

£50 winners

F1539 – TAYLOR L

P6390 – SMITH J

£25 winners

R5710 – MILLER K

L2326 – SIMON V

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 January are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

T6552 – MARGERISON S

£100 winners

C0768 – HUGHES M

D5535 – WARDMAN M

£50 winners

D3460 – HALLIDAY T

P2523 – LOWE H

£25 winners

D9014 – DEAN L

E5915 – KIRBY D

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 January are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

J2996 – FLYNN F

£100 winners

S8659 – FINNIGAN T

M7567 – CONNELL P

£50 winners

V8037 – HODSON B

Q2312 – GRANDFIELD K

£25 winners

J5700 – DARWEN FG

K0924 – JORDAN G

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.

Peter Robinson runs The Great North Run for Heartbeat

Peter Robinson GNR Heartbeat

The primary reason for raising money for Heartbeat is that my Dad underwent a heart valve replacement operation last year and he cannot speak highly enough of the support and guidance he has received from Heartbeat. He still attends Heartbeat twice weekly for gym sessions and is benefitting hugely from the aftercare you provide.

From a personal point of view I took the decision 18 months ago that I really needed to sort myself out having got terribly unfit, overweight, eating unhealthy and a heavy smoker too! Therefore, I slowly changed my lifestyle and too my surprise found that running was a great way to keep fit.

I have/gradually built up the frequency and distances over the past 18 months so decided to enter the ballot for the Great North Run. To my shock, horror and surprise I was successful in the ballot entry but was subsequently stalked by a number of large well known charities ‘touting’ for my business. I therefore quickly decided to a) keep it local and b) raise money  for a charity that has benefitted my family and that does not receive large scale donations, government help etc.

The only thing I needed to do now was train and raise the money!

The run itself was tough – far tougher than I expected which was largely due to the unseasonably warm weather conditions and what seemed like an endless incline. However, the North east crowd are amazing, cheering everyone on from start to finish. If you wanted you could benefit from items being handed out by spectators such as jelly babies, ice pops and I’m told even Beer!. Also, during the tough moments on the course you only need to look around you and see people for all shapes and sizes raising money for hundreds of worthwhile charities. The dedications to family members on the back of people’s running shirts are an inspiration.

So, 1 hour, 59 minutes and 30 seconds later I crossed the finish line. I’ve never been so happy to come 10,817th in my life. So far I’ve raised £1,288.

If you’re inspired by Peter’s story and would like to take on a challenge to raise money for Heartbeat, contact Mark on 01772 717 147 or at mark@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk.

Heartfelt thanks and a happy 70th birthday to David Banks

Dave Banks 1

On Sunday 4th December 2016 Heartbeat member, David Banks, completed to the Lancaster half marathon to celebrate his 70th birthday. Well done David!

Here’s his message to you.

“Hi guys,

Well I completed the Lancaster 1/2 marathon along the banks of the Lune yesterday morning in 2hrs 11 minutes and 24 seconds

Following my two Cardiac procedures in 2013 I was contacted by a Cardiac nurse from the local charity Heartbeat. They helped me with advice with medication, enlisted me on the six week rehabilitation course in the gym and most of all gave me back my confidence.

Dave Banks 2

I am an ex-submariner from the Royal Navy and keen keep fitter who has completed 10 marathons so imagine; after my collapse I felt my whole world had fallen apart.

I have kept attending the gym classes at the fantastic rehabilitation centre at Deepdale Stadium and built up my fitness which helped me run the 13.1 mile race yesterday.

I ran it for Heartbeat and would be grateful for any donations.

Thanks

David Banks”

Dave Banks 1

If you would like to make a donation towards David’s efforts, visit his JustGiving page or pop in to Heartbeat NWCC.

 

 

 

December 2016 Lottery Results

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Lottery Winners December 2016

The winners for the week ending the 30th December are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

B8231 – WHITE AL

£100 winners

B8231 – CHORLEY FC

A1698 – ROYLE P

T5120 – FOWLER M

£50 winners

E4209 – TOUHEY M

K2952 – HEWITT P

£25 winners

P9057 – SIDGREAVES M

J3697 – HOPKINSON L

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 December are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

M1589 – RUXTON ME

£100 winners

C9487 – ROGERSON A

Q9447 – STEWART R

£50 winners

A7212 – FLETCHER J

L2022 – FISHWICK S

£25 winners

N8727 – ROSKELLI I

J7070 – HORROCKS C

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 December are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

U2401 – YOUNG C

£100 winners

L7106 – BAYLEY T

K3046 – HORNBY B

£50 winners

N7063 – SHERLICKER MR

S5858 – RICHARDSON J

£25 winners

L9302 – WHITEHEAD E

J0709 – SEDDON 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 9th December are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

L0879 – HARRISON SJ

£100 winners

C6173 – WORRALL A

M7271 – GODDARD T

£50 winners

S0082 – WILBY J

D3502 – S OLLERTON LTD

£25 winners

A5189 – BRENNAN J

Q5065 – CROSS M

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 December are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

B6586 – KENNEDY J

£100 winners

B6586 – BRETHERTON R

L6257 – PARKER WA

R3983 – WALKER A

£50 winners

D4855 – MILNE S

G1403 – BALL M

£25 winners

P1866 – MILLER MP

V2394 – CARE 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.

Runners turn out for Heartbeat

Heartbeat 2k 2016

Close to 300 runners of all ages took part in the Heartbeat 2k and 1k fun runs at Avenham Park, Preston on Sunday 25th September 2016. This is our 4th annual fun run and this year was the biggest so far, raising over £1000 for the charity.

The team at EverybodyFit led the warm up before Heartbeat Fundraising Officer Mark started the race at 1pm. Runners then took on the course with our mascot, Cardiac Carl clapping and cheering them on at the finish.

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We had some incredibly inspiring runners at the event too. Heartbeat member George, pictured below, took part for the second year in a row after suffering a severe stroke. Go George!

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A special mention also needs to go to the patients from the amputee clinic at Watling Street Road and to Gina Briggs who completed both 2k & 1k routes after running both 10k & 5k routes at the Run Preston event that morning. We can’t thank everyone individually but all those who took part helped to create a fantastic day! We can’t wait for next year!

You can check out the highlights from the event below.

Our Sponsors

We’d also like to thank Petticoat Lane Fireplaces for sponsoring the medals for the event. You can find out more about them here. Also, thank you to the guys at Run Preston for helping us manage the registrations for the event.

Keep an eye out for next years date and all the latest news at Heartbeat by following us on Facebook here or on twitter here.

Heartbeat Summer Raffle 2017 – WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Winners are

RAFFLE WINNERS!

Raffle Winners

Prize Description Winner
1st £2,500 MRS KEMPLE
2nd £150 Shopping Voucher CAROL PARKER
3rd Kindle MICK WEARMOUTH
4th £10 M&S Voucher MRS J WILKINSON
5th £10 M&S Voucher MR ROBIN FRASER
6th £10 M&S Voucher MRS E MILLER
7th £10 M&S Voucher J WOOD
8th £10 M&S Voucher R POOLE
9th £5 M&S Voucher MRS T WALKER
10th £5 M&S Voucher D FISHWICK

Thank you all for your fantastic support! For more information or to claim your prize please call 01772 717147 or email info@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk

 

 

September 2016 Lottery Results

Lottery-Win-Bikes

Lottery Winners September 2016

The winners for the week ending the 30th September are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

K4012 – BAILEY P

£100 winners

A6657 – MOSS M

F2417 – TALBOT

£50 winners

R2391 – DUNNE F V

C4302 – LAPROVITERA I

£25 winners

U1690 – COUPE D

L8687 – HEAD C

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 September are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

V5313 – BARNES J

£100 winners

T8143 – ROTHERAM A

N0070 – DOBSON G

£50 winners

J7280 – HOLLIDAY B

S4358 – HAMILTON O

£25 winners

T7483 – CROWLEY R

C0096 – BURKE D

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 September are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

T5829 – MILLS S

£100 winners

N2176 – MORRIS J

K2758 – GILLOTT R

£50 winners

Q8895 – SWAN R A

N2238 – TOWNLEY M

£25 winners

K8377 – MARTLAND J

K2677 – DILWORTH A

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 September are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

R1623 – PETERSON R

£100 winners

R7620 – CALVEY S

U6795 – SHAW A

£50 winners

Q5495 – GODFREY J

A5133 – NICKSON K

£25 winners

D4483 – ROTHWELL M

Q0750 – TOWNLEY P

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 September are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

G5448 – DUGDALE F

£100 winners

G5448 – MALONE J

S5252 – FELL M

T7058 – ROBERTS S

£50 winners

K7380 – FARRELL C

S1752 – HARDY C

£25 winners

M5921 – WOOD L

R6689 – MULVANEY 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.

Volunteer Roles Available!

Be a Heartbeat Hero and be part of our Volunteer Team

Heartbeat Hero

We are a small team with big aspirations and we rely on the generosity and time of our donors and volunteers to make those aspirations a reality.

If you are able to spare any time, even an hour or so here and there please contact Lynn on 01772 717147 or email lynn.preston@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk

Volunteer Roles Available!

Role: Store Collection Volunteer
We have store collections throughout the Preston area all through the year.
We are looking for volunteers for store collections through August and September, then through until December… Can you help?

  • We ask for 1 or 2 people per hour between 10am and 4pm
  • Banners, buckets, tabards and ID’s are will be supplied on the day
  • On occasion there will have leaflets that can be handed out also
  • Support your local Heart Charity
  • Supermarkets ie. Booths, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons in the Preston area
  • No previous experience necessary
  • Good fun, for all ages (Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult)

Role: Fundraising Volunteer
We need you: to organise your own event for Heartbeat, anything from a coffee morning to a summer BBQ, the choice is yours! Invite your friends, have fun and raise money for your favourite heart charity!

Role: Reception Volunteer
We need you: 9.00 – 5.00 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
We need volunteers to help with part time shifts on the above days. Can you spare a few hours? Duties will include answering the phone, transferring calls, directing or accompany patients to 2nd floor for nurse appointments and treadmill tests, help with any general duties and assist the Reception Team. Training provided.

Role: Collection Volunteer
We need you: to place and return collection boxes in local shops, hairdressers, chippy’s, garden centres, post offices, pubs, clubs etc.

Role: Case Study Writer
We need you: to support the fundraising team, however you may also be asked to support the services team, below are some examples of what you will be doing:

  • Communicate with Heartbeat Instructors, Cardiologist and Patient Support to identify possible case studies
  • Interview Heartbeat members who have been identified as suitable candidates for case studies
  • Write stories for a bank of case studies
  • Consult with Website Co-ordinator and staff managing social media accounts

Initially we would be looking for a commitment of 2-3 hours per week for a 1 month period, this may then be extended. We will be as flexible as possible so that you can fit the role alongside other commitments.

Role: Volunteer Graphic Design Assistant
We need you:  to support in designing engaging posters and campaign materials for our awareness and fundraising campaigns and events.
What will you be doing?

You will mainly be supporting the fundraising team, however you may also be asked to support the services team, below are some examples of what you will be doing:

  • Producing infographics – helping us put our message across through engaging and well-presented infographics
  • Design posters, cards and visuals for email & social media that can be used as thanking communications for supporters after completing fundraising events
  • Produce fundraising packs and poster templates for supporters individual to their event
  • Create marketing materials for Heartbeat NWCC hosted events

Your involvement will make a difference

Please contact Lynn on 01772 717147 or email lynn.preston@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk for more information.

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