Category Archives: Get Involved
Join Team Heartbeat!
From the very beginning this event has been a celebration of what makes the North East great; thousands of supporters lining the course, hundreds of volunteers helping you along the way and runners like you, from around the UK who embody dedication and determination whatever your reason for running.
Join us on a 13.1 mile journey from Newcastle’s city centre to the coast in South Shields; all live on the BBC!
Phone Lisa on 01772 717147 for more information
Due to popular demand this year Heartbeat have two dates available on this iconic walk over the sands.
- Saturday 10th August at 1:30pm
- Sunday 11th August at 3pm
The walk which is approx 8 miles, is a unique way to take in the bay and takes you accross muddy bay sands.
Leaving Arnside Promenade and ending at Kents Bank Railway Station, Grange Over Sands.
The walk which is approximately 8 miles, is a unique way to take in the bay and takes you across muddy bay sands with highlights including crossing the River Kent estuary channel.
For more info and to book on either of the walks call 01772 717147 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Places get booked up quickly so phone as soon as possible.
£10 per adult, £5 per child and £1 per dog
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Venue: Preston College, St Vincents Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 8UR
The Sigma Sports West Coast Classic takes you from city to sea, exhibiting some of the best of Bowland en route. With one or two tough climbs to test you, and — perhaps more pertinently — work up an appetite, we will make sure that you are well rewarded for your efforts once you cross the finish line! A tasty and well-earned portion of fish and chips awaits the riders who tackle this sportive.
The ride will begin at Preston College, and from here you’ll weave our way out of the city and onto the cycle network heading east towards Bowland. For those that just can’t wait for lunch, the Short route soon heads back west, leaving the Standard and Epic riders to push on east, accumulating a few more miles and a couple of climbs in preparation for the calorific indulgences of the chip shop. Continuing east all riders cut an edge off the Forest of Bowland before the Standard riders leave, heading back west shortly after crossing the River Hodder.
Epic riders now begin a northerly tack, making for the southern hills of Bowland and skirting the edge of Clitheroe. We then climb up out of Waddington to the top of the Newton Fells only to be rewarded with a sweeping descent down into the village of Newton. Here we follow the course of the River Hodder to Dunsop Bridge, where we turn left and head south via the ascent of Hall Hill. After rejoining the Standard course we now skirt the northern edge of Longridge Fell and make a beeline for the coast, heading west, hightailing our way through the beautiful countryside of Flyde.
Phone Lisa on 01772 717147 for more information
Heartbeat fundraiser Lisa Riding was presented with a wonderful cheque for £2,027.60 from Paul Heyworth the organiser of the recent Rhythm of Life concert which took place at Hoghton Village Hall on Saturday 4th May. It was a musical evening featuring classical, pop and show tunes with Hoghton in Harmony and soprano, Helen Latham.
Lisa said, “Thank you so much to all those that attended this event, we are so very grateful to be the chosen charity to benefit from this wonderful concert!”
We are so grateful that we were nominated for the Green Token Scheme in April & May Heartbeat were awarded £200 !
Many thanks to the ASDA Fulwood customers and everyone who used their green token to vote for Heartbeat, their support is so greatly appreciated.
A special thank you to ASDA Community Champion Nikki too!
Thank you for your support!
The donation money we’ve received will go towards supporting local people affected by heart disease. Heartbeat provides 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.
Your local cardiac charity
Each year Heartbeat has to raise, on average, £1m to continue to successfully deliver heart services and support to over 950 local people in Preston and across Lancashire each week. The charity is solely funded by its own fundraising activities and the generous donations of our supporters, it does not receive any external funding from the NHS or government. The charity is completely independent of the British Heart Foundation and any other heart charities.
If Heartbeat can be of any help to you, your team, family or friends, anytime in the future please get in touch 01772 717147 or email email@example.com.
The Bull Run
We can’t thank these guys enough for this wonderful donation of £2,875.01 !
John Wilkinson, David Ingram, Kevin Stanfield, Andrew Loftus and Ian Coupland pictured here organise an annual sponsored bike ride / pub crawl covering 32k, 9 pubs and one bench, in memory of friends and family that have passed.
Over 50 riders joined them on the day, starting at The White Bull in Walton le dale then visiting various pubs in Houghton, Riley Green, Withnell, Chorley, Bamber Bridge, Preston then returning back to The White Bull.
The theme for the ride was ‘The Bull Run’ hence them all wearing white shirts and red sashes – ‘Pamplona Style’
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all those that took part in this event.
Heartbeat needs your support more than ever before. If you are thinking of holding a charity event or would like to take on a challenge we would love to hear from you. Contact Lisa in fundraising today on 01772 717147 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The rotary group of Chorley Astley raised £178.80 at the blood pressure testing event in Chorley market last Tuesday 9th April.
59 people were tested, 10 people were advised to make an appointment to see their doctor and 3 were advised to go straight to hospital!
If you would like more information or you would be interested in blood pressure testing in your area or workplace contact Lisa on 01772 717147 or email email@example.com
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.
A huge thank you to all the members of our Clayton Green Rehabilitation Class.
This lovely bunch decided to raise some extra pennies for Heartbeat during our 40th anniversary last year and raised over £1,000!
Our heroes!!! Thank you to all involved!