Category Archives: Get Involved

Heartbeat donation in Jim’s Memory

Jim Bryson

The Lancashire Sunday Football League club officials unanimously decided, at their October League Meeting, to donate £250.00 to Heartbeat in memory of Jim Bryson who died on 31 August.

Lancashire Sunday Football League


Jim, who had served on the management committee of the league for 43 years, was a keen supporter of the Heartbeat (the League’s adopted charity) and he was instrumental in raising a substantial amount for them in recent years.

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Jim Bryson

(Picture shows League President Dave Carlisle making the donation to Louise Bache, acting CEO of Heartbeat.)

For further information please contact the Fundraising Team on 01772 717147

Val and Keith’s John O Groats to Lands End

Val & Keith

This year Val has been Lady Captain at Rossendale Golf Club and has supported Heartbeat during the year in memory of Peter Ashcroft

The golf season finishes at the end of October, immediately after closing day, Val and Keith are going to travel up to John o Groats to get on their bikes and cycle to Land’s End.

Val says, ‘The challenge is very dependent on weather conditions so will be completed in three or four stages but we hope to complete the whole journey during November. We are travelling on quiet roads and tracks and the total distance will be about 1,500 km.

I am hoping to raise funds for a couple of charities and you can donate here to support Heartbeat. I will post updates on our progress as we go.’

To support Val and Keith please click here

Please contact the Fundraising Team on 01772 717147 for further information.

Tipple & Treats Evening at Booths Penwortham

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South Ribble Borough Council Mayor’s Charity Fund

Join the Mayor & Mayoress of South Ribble, Councillor Mick Titherington & Mrs Carole Titherington for a “Tipple & Treats ” wine and appetisers evening at Booths, 4 Millbrook Way, Penwortham

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Meet in the café at 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start

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Tickets: £10 each

Tickets available from the Mayor’s Office: 01772 625542

Cheques to be made payable to “Mayor’s Charity Fund” Booking essential as places are limited

Please book by Thursday, 9 November 2017

The Mayor’s Charities are: St Catherine’s Hospice, Heartbeat (Northwest) & Defying Dementia

Afternoon Tea and Tour at Samlesbury Hall

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Enjoy a splendid afternoon hosted by The Mayor of South Ribble, Councillor Mick Titherington & Mrs Carole Titherington.

On Friday, 27 October 2017 Arriving at 1.45 pm, afternoon tea at 2 pm

The afternoon tea will be a selection of freshly made sandwiches, freshly made cream cakes and some homemade scones (with clotted cream and jam), served in the Great Hall.

Following afternoon tea, if you wish, you can meet their resident witch, who will enthral you with the true history of the Samlesbury witches, in her own eccentric manner. Be swatted by her mummified rat; watch out gentlemen, she has a fabulous rotten toothed smile waiting just for you!

Afternoon Tea and Tour: £24.50

Afternoon Tea only: £18

Please contact the Mayor’s office on 01772 625542 to book tickets

RSVP no later than Tuesday, 17th October 2017

In aid of Heartbeat

Mayoral Charity Banquet

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South Ribble Borough Council are kindly hosting a banquet in aid of Heartbeat

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Farington Lodge Hotel, Leyland

Friday, 1 December 2017

Dinner at 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm  Dancing until 12.30 am


Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup with Sage Cream 

Ham Hock Terrine with Piccalilli 

Feta, Black Olive Sun Dried Tomato with Bruschetta and Chilli Oil Dressing (v) 


Traditional Roast Turkey, Chipolata, Herb and Onion Stuffing 

Braised Pave of Beef, Baby onions, Red Wine Jus 

Cod Loin, Bubble and Squeak, Tomato and Basil Sauce 

Classic Cheese and Onion Pie, Sweet Red Pepper Sauce (v) 


Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce 

Chocolate Torte with Cherry and Vanilla Compote 

Pear Poached in Mulled Wine with a Citrus Sorbet 


A fine selection of traditional cheeses, seasonal chutney, crudités of celery, fresh fruit and a classic biscuit assortment 

Freshly Brewed Tea or Coffee and Mince Pies 

Prices: Individual ticket: £37.50

Patrons (including 2 tickets): £80, Single Patron (including 1 ticket): £40

Price includes a lucky prize draw Dress: Dinner Jacket or Lounge Suit

Booking essential: Please call Mayor’s Office on (01772)625542

Heartbeat Winter Raffle!

2017 winter raffle

Would you like £2,500 in time for Christmas?

Get your Heartbeat raffle tickets today for your chance to win!

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This year Heartbeat wants to make your Christmas extra special by helping you to fund your shopping and Christmas spending.

  • Top prize £2,500
  • Shopping vouchers worth £150 and £75

This Christmas YOU can help 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.

But more people experience heart attacks at Christmas than at any other time of the year.

During December and into January there is a huge increase in the number of people having heart attacks, and your support today ensures that the vital cardiac rehabilitation that they need is available, when they need it.

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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 more than 800 people every single week.


So, if you can support us again, please enter the Heartbeat Winter Raffle and be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes!

Get your tickets today – it’s easy to join in, each ticket costs just £1.00, phone 01772 717147 or email us at and we will send them out to you with a FREEPOST envelope.

Reply before 31st October and you could win an extra prize!

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 as soon as you can!

EVERY ticket for the draw on Monday 4th December really does make a difference as well as a chance to win a fabulous prize for Christmas, please remember that for every ticket you buy or sell, you are helping local people affected by heart disease to rebuild their lives.

Without your support this would not be possible, so please, if you can, buy your tickets today. Thank you.


October 2017 Lottery Results

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Lottery Winners October 2017

The winners for the week ending the 20th October are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner


£100 winner


£50 winners



£25 winners



£20 winners


D7261 – MR R GRANT

£15 winners



Additional Prizes

In addition, there are £10 & £5 winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

The winners for the week ending the 13th October are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

S4706 – MR S COLE

£100 winner

M5162 – MR A KACH

£50 winners


M5704 – MR T JOLLY

£25 winners



£20 winners



£15 winners


L0954 – MR J BOLT

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are £10 & £5 winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

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

£1000 winner


£100 winner


£50 winners



£25 winners

K5453 – I M DUFF


£20 winners


B6069 – MR A J BARON

£15 winners



Additional Prizes

In addition, there are £10 & £5 winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

The Heartbeat Fun Run – Thank you for your Support!!

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What a fantastic day! Congratulations and thanks to all who supported Heartbeat at Avenham Park, Preston.

Over 300 people registered and enjoyed a super event!

Amounts raised coming soon… but here are a few photos from our day!

Special thanks also, to our fantastic team of volunteers, who helped and marshalled on the day. Also, big thanks to Ash Preston and his lovely daughter Tegan who were race leaders on their bikes!

If you have any questions or would like to chat to the fundraising team, please phone us on 01772 717147 or email


Here’s to Sian!

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Our very own Heartbeat Hero, Sian, tackled the 2017 AJ Bell London Triathlon and conquered it, Olympic distance no less!!

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This Olympic triathlon course is a big event in the triathlon calendar, against really strong athletes.

Sian said… “I am absolutely made up with a time of 2:56, I loved every minute (the hardest part was getting out of my wetsuit) I had amazing support from the Heartbeat Team, my family and TSB.

So, onto the next challenge, it’s going to be a big one for Heartbeat’s 40th Birthday!”

Thank you 14“I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who took time to wish me luck and to also sponsor me, I managed to raise more than £550 …. so, I am hoping to use that money specifically for a piece of kit for once of our gyms.”

Well done Sian! You’re an inspiration!

Huge thanks to TSB, who nominated Heartbeat to be one of their charities of the year for 2017. They kindly offered Heartbeat a place in the Triathlon. 100 TSB employees and 30 charity partners took part in the 2017 AJ Bell London Triathlon, raising funds for many great causes.


We’ve done it again!

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We’ve won our 3rd consecutive Gold Cardiac Smart award

With the publicity over Fabrice Muamba’s cardiac arrest, the Oliver King Foundation’s petition, and with more common interest over Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS), the dangers of heart health are at the forefront of the nation’s psyche.

The Cardiac Smart initiative promotes awareness of heart health, and awards community groups, organisations and individuals for their commitments to increasing this awareness within their local community or workplace.  The criteria for achieving each standard increase across the three levels of Bronze, Silver and Gold.

For the third time, Heartbeat NWCC have been successful in being awarded a gold Cardiac Smart award, the highest possible achievement.  Heartbeat NWCC are actively engaged with the Chain of Survival and Community Resuscitation teams across the North-West Ambulance Service promoting the four stages to the ‘chain of survival’.

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Our notable Cardiac Smart gold award achievements include:

  • All our sites have an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • All staff are trained in CPR and AED use
  • A Community Public Access Defibrillator (cPAD) has been placed on the external wall of our PNE site
  • First aid courses for the community run on a monthly basis at PNE
  • ‘Mini-medics’ a child friendly first aid course is available to primary schools throughout Lancashire
  • Actively promoting AED’s/cPADs through our network of corporate partners

Chain of Survival


How we can help you?

  • Automated External Defibrillator – We are working very closely with
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