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Lottery Canvassers Required

Canvasser Job Lottery

Heartbeat is seeking Lottery Canvassers (self-employed) to help us grow our Lottery through door to door fundraising.

The successful applicant must have their own transport, be self-motivated, with a professional outlook and passion for Heartbeat. A background in sales or customer service is desirable.

For more information on the Canvasser Role please click here.

If you’d like to apply please send a CV and covering letter detailing why you are the right person for the role to Michelle Hunt, michelle.hunt@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk

How will you spend your new £1 coin?

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One in four people in Lancashire are affected by heart disease do why not donate your first new £1 coin to Heartbeat and help support local people affected by heart disease.

The new UK £1 coin will enter circulation from Tuesday 28th March 2017, and we kindly ask you to donate your first new £1 to Heartbeat.

Each year Heartbeat has to raise, on average, £800k to continue to successfully deliver heart services and support in Preston and across Lancashire. The charity is solely funded by its own fundraising activities and the generous donations of our supporters, it does not at present receive any external funding from the NHS or government.

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The charity is completely independent of the British Heart Foundation and any other heart charities but has developed close working relationships with them and associated delivery partners to assist us delivering the best possible service to our participants.

Our head office and cardiac rehabilitation centre is located on the site of Preston North End football club, in addition to this we have 8 other classes and programmes across Lancashire.

 

Congratulations to Ruby & Russ… and thanks so much!!

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A huge thanks from Heartbeat to Ruby and Russ Abram for very kindly asking for donations instead of gifts and collecting for Heartbeat at their Silver Wedding last weekend!

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Ruby and Russ

Ruby said… “Russ and I married on 6th March 1992 and to celebrate our silver wedding we decided to have an 80’s theme party, live band and there were some fantastic outfits! The 80’s is when we met and courted.”

In total friends and family raised an incredible £272.02 !! Which is a fantastic amount, thank you so much to all!!

“Heartbeat helped me get my confidence back following a stent.  The ‘Hi De J=Hi lady” is my mother with her husband Charles and Heartbeat also helped them both after heart procedures.  This is why we decided to ask for donations instead of gifts.  We had an amazing night.”

If you also have a special occasion coming up and would like to raise funds by asking friends and family to make donations to Heartbeat instead of gifts please contact Mark on 01772 717147 and we can help with promotional material.

 

 

 

A heartfelt thanks to Barclays!

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Heartbeat is celebrating the fantastic fundraising efforts of staff from Barclays in Preston. Barclays have been supporting Heartbeat as one of their chosen charities and in 2016 they have raised nearly £6,000 for us!

Chris Nelson, branch manager from Barclays said, ‘The staff from Barclays Preston are proud to be able to support Heartbeat.  It’s been great for the local branch team to get involved with Charity work throughout 2016 and we are fully aware and appreciative of the support and services Heartbeat offer to help heart patients and those at risk of developing heart disease across Lancashire.’

Each week Heartbeat supports nearly 800 local people with cardiac rehabilitation sessions in Preston and the surrounding areas which currently costs nearly £1 million per year, all of which needs to come from voluntary donations!

Support from organisations like Barclays is vital to keeping the charity going according to Fundraising Manager, Michelle Hunt ‘Heartbeat is 100% reliant on voluntary donations, and local support like that from Barclays is so important to us. It has been great to work with the Barclays team who have been fantastic at fundraising and getting involved with Heartbeat events throughout the year. Their support and generosity will go a long way in helping hundreds of local people, affected by, and at high risk of heart disease.’

Thank you for your support Woodland Opticians!

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Staff from Woodhouse Opticians on Highfield Road, Blackpool visited Heartbeat’s Blackpool class at Stanley Park Leisure Centre to see firsthand what their fundraising efforts were going towards. The team at Woodhouse raised £731.64 following their Christmas event and raffle.

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The evening saw the Highfield Road community come together to for a night of mulled wine, nibbles, prosecco and even a visit from Father & Mother Christmas.  The night also launched the annual Christmas Raffle held by Woodhouse Opticians which raises funds for local charities.

Heartbeat support over 800 people every week across the North West who are living with heart disease through a specialist, GP led cardiac rehabilitation programme. Heartbeat’s preventative work, which in 2016 reached over 3500 school children, works in the community to raise awareness of heart disease and to promote a healthier lifestyle.
Heartbeat need to raise over £900,000 each year to continue to offer these services, all of which is raised through voluntary donations from people such as the team at Woodhouse Opticians.

If you’re inspired by Julie and the team at Woodhouse Opticians to support Heartbeat, contact Mark Cassidy on 01772 717 147 or mark@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk.

Heartbeat’s Ladies Lunch

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Heartbeat Ladies Lunch

Thank you so much to all who joined and supported us for an exciting afternoon at The Villa in Wrea Green, such a beautiful venue.

This years event hosted a fashion show from Love Jewellery & Fashion, fabulous stalls to browse and talks from two inspirational guest speakers—CEO Maura Jackson (director of BYPHS Charity, helping young homeless people in Bolton) & CEO Lorraine Norris (Preston City Council’s Chief Executive).

 

Alongside the annual hat competition, auction and raffle we were also joined by Lytham St Anne’s Art Society who exhibited work from their fantastic artists.

 

More photos and amounts raised coming soon….

Date booked in already for 2018!! Friday 11th May 2018 at The Villa, Wrea Green. Tickets for the Ladies Lunch always sell fast, book as soon as you can!! Special offers and corporate tables released soon.

For more information contact the fundraising team on 01772 717 147 or email jillian@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk.

GREAT SUCCESS STORY!

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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”.

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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

Heartfelt thanks and a happy 70th birthday to David Banks

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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.

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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”

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

 

 

 

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