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Corpus Christi Cardio Club has been providing a follow-on exercise programme for patients from Heartbeat for over 20 years. It was formed in 1993 by a group of patients who wanted to continue their Heartbeat exercise after completing the 9 month rehabilitation programme. It had the further objective of being self-funding and able to support Heartbeat from any surplus funds.


The club moved to Corpus Christi High School in 2000.

The club meets twice weekly from 5pm to 7pm using the gymnasium and specialist exercise facilities at the college. Table tennis is available from 5pm. The main cardio exercise session, led by qualified instructors runs from 5:45 to 6:30. This is a varied programme including general aerobics, step aerobics, machine work and toning work. After the exercise session, there is an opportunity to socialise with refreshments. The club also holds regular social events.

Although run independently by its members, the club supports the “Heartbeat” charity and in return benefits from the charity’s specialist medical facilities. Several of the club’s members have sat on the Heartbeat Board of Trustees, including the current Chairman of Heartbeat and his predecessor. It is recognised as a suitable “advanced” programme for people who have completed the NHS/Heartbeat initial rehabilitation programme. There is a defibrillator available and all members have the opportunity to have resuscitation training.

Tony Wilson, Chairman of Heartbeat Board of Trustees, who has been a club member since 2000 says: “We believe that the exercise level, the club atmosphere and the move from being a Heartbeat patient to a Heartbeat supporter is a valuable step forward, both physically and psychologically, in the rehabilitation process. It has been a key part of my recovery during my 18 years involvement with Heartbeat.”

Club Treasurer Alan Bollands says: “Less than half of all cardiac patients in the North West take advantage of the rehabilitation exercise programmes offered around the region. We would like to encourage more heart patients to join clubs like ours. That is why we are inviting people to get in touch or to drop in to any of our sessions to see if it would suit them.”

The club offers one month free trial membership.

For further information, call Tony Wilson on 01772 719713 or 07984133557 or drop in before any session at 5.30pm any Tuesday or Friday at St. Vincent’s Hall, Corpus Christi High School, St. Vincent’s Road, Fulwood.

Appeal for help with cash collections

Appeal for help with cash collections

This is an appeal to find volunteers in the community to help Heartbeat raise vital funds throughout 2018.

We have lots of collections booked in this year at local supermarkets.  We have a rota for each collection and ask volunteers to help out with one or two hour shifts to help man the collection. You can bring a friend, sit or stand.  If you are able to give an hour of your time this year Heartbeat would be very grateful.

In one hour we can raise anything up to £60, every penny counts.

Heartbeat needs to raise £800,000 to run the services this year alone.  We need your help and support to make this possible. Every penny and pound we raise will be put to good use.

Last year Heartbeat’s wonderful volunteers collected a whopping £7,577.71 as opposed to £7,016 in 2015.  If you have a local corner shop or business, why not ask if they would take one Heartbeat’s collection tins.  If you are able to spare any time to help with a store collection or could place one of our collection tins please contact Lynn (


Store Collections for 2018

Give a little time, make a BIG difference

Can you spare an hour or two between 10am and 4pm?

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th March, B&M Leyland

Friday 16th, Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th March, Sainsbury’s Penwortham

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th March, Iceland North Road Preston

Friday 6th & Saturday 7th April, Booths Longridge

Saturday 14th April, Asda Fulwood

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th April, Iceland North Road Preston

Wednesday 9th May, Morrison’s Ormskirk

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May, Morrison’s Deepdale

Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th May, Iceland North Road Preston

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May, B&M Leyland

Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd June, Sainsbury’s Penwortham

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th June, Booths Garstang

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June, Iceland North Road Preston

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th July, Iceland North Road Preston

Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th August, Sainsbury’s Penwortham

Friday 7th, Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September, Booths Longton

Friday 14th September, Booths Fulwood

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd September, Booths Garstang

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th September, Iceland North Road Preston

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th September, Waitrose Capitol Centre

Friday 5th & Saturday 6th October, Booths Longridge

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th October, B&M Leyland

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st October, Booths Garstang

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October, Iceland North Road Preston

Friday 16th, Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th November, Sainsbury’s Penwortham

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November, Iceland North Road Preston

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th December, Iceland North Road Preston

If you are interested in volunteering for Heartbeat please phone 01772 717147 or complete our Volunteer Registration Form and send to


  Volunteer Registration Form




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