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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
“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
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”.
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.
Leyland Lions Junior Squash & Racketball Club
Volunteer Sports Events Fundraiser for Charity
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.
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.
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.
If you would like to make a donation towards David’s efforts, visit his JustGiving page or pop in to Heartbeat NWCC.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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In return, Heartbeat promises to continue supporting over 800 people each week, throughout local areas in Lancashire.
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
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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
Are you a scout, cubs or brownie leader, school teacher or assistant? Would you like your children to be taught some lifesaving skills? If so get in touch to find out more about our Mini Medics scheme.