Category Archives: Get Involved

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

Martin Issatt runs to say thank you to Heartbeat

Press Release

Date: October 2017

Martin, 49 from Chipping, wanted to give something back to Heartbeat after attending rehabilitation classes at the centre within PNE.

In Spring 2017 Martin started to feel unwell and after several visits to the hospital in June 2017 he had a double heart bypass. After his operation Martin was referred to Heartbeat for his rehabilitation classes.

 

Martin said, “Being diagnosed with heart disease was a huge shock, but after my surgery I found the Heartbeat rehab program an invaluable part of my recovery, the team worked with me and gave me advice on training limits to help me achieve my goals, without the program I don’t think I’d be as well as I feel now.”

Martin previously enjoyed taking part in challenges such as Bad Ass Mucker 10k in 2015 and in 2014 and 2013 he took part in Para10 which is a 10-mile endurance run organised by the Parachute Regiment and was physically fit when he began to feel unwell. Martin has got a family history of heart disease; however, it took Martin by surprise when he was told he had to have a double heart bypass.

Lisa Riding Heartbeat fundraiser said, “Martin has decided to take part in the Morecambe 10k later this year to raise funds for Heartbeat. This will mark his 12-month anniversary after having his heart bypass. Martin has found his recovery difficult not only physically, but emotionally to, so this really will be a challenge for him and we can’t thank him enough. He is a true inspiration to us all.”

Martin is now a member of the Cardiac Athletes and took part in his 1st 5k run in Oct 2017, just four months after his operation. If you would like to support Martin who will be running with his brother and fellow Cardiac Athlete and Heartbeat supporter Darren Nicholls please visit Martin’s Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/martin-issatt2

If like Martin, you would like to became a Heartbeat hero please contact Lisa Riding in fundraising on 01772 717147 or email lisa@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk.

We still have places available in the Great Manchester half marathon and 10k taking place on Sunday 20th May 2018. Please contact Lisa lisa@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk.

Heartbeat helps over 900 people every week through its cardiac rehabilitation sessions in Preston and the surrounding area which currently costs over 1 million pounds per year and is entirely funded from voluntary donations.

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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.

 

Sian’s Mighty Ironman Challenge.. “She smashed it!”

Well done Sian!

Amazing! Such a fantastic inspiration! We’re all so proud of you!

On Sunday, 15th July, our fabulous team mate Sian took on one of the toughest challenges known to man (and woman) all in aid of Heartbeat!

Part 1:   2.4-mile swim (2 laps) of Pennington Flash

Part 2:   Cycle 112 miles

Part 3:   Run 26.22-miles

Why did Sian do this….

Sian says… “A few reasons, mainly it’s Heartbeat NWCC’s 40th Birthday, this charity I work for is a small charity in Preston that offers cardiac prevention and rehabilitation to the North West.

We all know someone who has been affected by heart disease (STROKE, heart attack, angina, heart failure and congenital heart disease) and this charity helps over 800 people every single week. Heartbeat NWCC is entirely self-funded and relies on generous donations, I am hoping to raise a good amount of money for them, if you could donate anything please visit my JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sian-percival-edwards2

Secondly, because of the challenge and to me this is the biggest one out there.”

 

We are all so proud of our Sian for all her dedication.  If you would like to sponsor Sian and support her in this massive challenge, please click here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sian-percival-edwards2

Thank you

Heartbeat Heroes!

Tony & Andrea are the landlords of the Army and Navy Pub in Preston.

Army & Navy pub

In the last 12 months they have collected over £138 in aid of Heartbeat… that makes them Heartbeat Heroes ! 

Army & Navy Pub

 

Thank you so much for your amazing support!

If you would like more information on how to raise vital funds for Heartbeat please email jillian@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk or phone 01772 717147

It’s our 40th Birthday!

Heartbeat have been caring for and rehabilitating people of the North West for 40 years!

Heartbeat was founded in 1978 by Keith and Rose Redman who sadly lost their teenage daughter, Gillian, to heart disease.

Keith and Rose recognised the need to develop support and enhanced rehabilitation for people affected by heart disease post hospital discharge.

This pioneering approach to cardiac rehabilitation has provided support to thousands of people over Heartbeat’s 40 year history.

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So we’re going to make 2018 a very special year, full of fundraising celebrations, activities and even a world record attempt!

We have a huge goal of raising an additional £40k, we would like you to be part of our celebrations.

Keep your eye on our website over the up and coming months!

For more information contact us on 01772 717147 info@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk www.heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk

Charity Fundraising Ball in aid of Heartbeat

On 18th November a sumptuous dinner organised as a tribute to legendary poultry farmer the late Reg Johnson, the man who got the country’s top chefs to prefix their duck and chicken dishes with the word Goosnargh to put the village on the culinary map, turned out to be a real menu pleaser not just for its 320 guests but also, his two favourite charities.

The event, held at Blackburn Rovers’ Ewood Park ground last November, raised £20,000 for the Reg Johnson Foundation, which has now been equally divided between Rosemere Cancer Foundation and cardiac rehabilitation charity Heartbeat, which is based at Preston North End’s Deepdale ground.

Reg’s daughter Kara Johnson and family friend Norma Scott met with Rosemere’s Louise Grant and Heartbeat’s Louise Bache at Deepdale to present each with their share.

Kara and Norma were also the dinner’s organisers, helped by another of Reg’s close friends, Northcote’s Michelin-starred chef Nigel Haworth.

On behalf of Heartbeat Lisa Riding the senior fundraising officer said – “I would also like to thank Norma, Kara and all those that supported the Reg Johnson Foundation at the event which raised this amazing amount for two local charities. Heartbeat is the North West Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre based within Preston North End with outreach sites over Preston, Blackpool and Chorley”

2018 is extremely significant for Heartbeat as it celebrates 40 years serving the local community. The money raised from this event will go towards the much-needed funds which enables Heartbeat to provide rehabilitation classes to over 900 people per week which currently costs over 1 million pounds per year. Visit www.heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk to find out more about Heartbeat and its work in the local community.

The Reg Johnson Foundation was set up in Reg’s memory following his death two years ago.

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Photo: Kara Johnson, second from the left, and Norma Scott present Heartbeat’s Louise Bache (far left) and Rosemere’s Louise Grant (far right) with equal shares of the proceeds from the Reg Johnson Charity Foundation Dinner

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