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Walmer Bridge Beer & Banger Festival

Last year Walmer Bridge supported Heartbeat and everyone had a a fantastic time.

Over 1500 people flocked to Walmer Bridge to enjoy 3 days of real ale, scrumptious food and great live music.

BEER & BANGER FESTIVAL 2018

Once again a fantastic Beer & Banger Festival is coming to Walmer Bridge!!

Three days of real ale, succulent sausages, live music and fun.

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The Beer Festival opening times are:

Friday 15th June 2018 4pm to 11.30pm

Sat 16th June 2018 1pm to 11.30 pm

Sun 17th June 2018 1pm to 8pm

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Once again the Beer and Banger Festival is being held in Marquees & the Hall at Walmer Bridge Village Hall, Gill Lane, Walmer Bridge, Longton PR4 5GN

 

Cycle in support of your local heart charity

Join the Heartbeat team

Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride!

Sunday 8th July 2018

Ride Details: Start Imperial War Museum, Quay West, Trafford Wharf Rd, Manchester M17 1TZ. Finish South Promenade, Blackpool (opposite the mirror ball)

Distance: 60 miles (approx.)

Challenge Rating:  ELEVATION INFO (TOTAL CLIMB): 1800ft.

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For more information contact the fundraising team on 01772 717147 or email lisa@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk

Thank you for your amazing support!

Heartbeat are blessed to have a fantastic supporter called Kelly Baines, who is a nurse on the Coronary Care Unit at RPH.

Last year with her friends they raised an amazing £850 by undertaking the Yorkshire 2 peaks walk.

This year Kelly kindly organised an Afternoon Tea and Charity Evening to raise funds for Heartbeat on Saturday 12th May at the Preston Marriott Hotel at Broughton.

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Huge thank you to Kelly for raising £1,058 at her ‘Can’t Drop the Beat’ charity event.

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Heartbeat Summer Raffle!

Your chance to win a prize in the Heartbeat Summer Raffle

This year the Heartbeat Summer Raffle is giving away some top prizes! How would you like to win our 1st prize of £2,000? Or a 2nd prize of £500 or 3rd prize of £150 shopping vouchers? It’s the perfect way to brighten up your summer!

The draw takes place on 29th June, tickets cost just £1.00 and can be bought from the Heartbeat reception – remember, every ticket bought helps local people affected by heart disease.

Thank you for your support.

To purchase raffle tickets or for further information please phone 01772 717147 or email info@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk.

Lancashire Women’s Centres – Ready to Save Lives

Lancashire Women’s Centres (LWC) provide health and social care services in Cumbria and Lancashire to women and their families.

Throughout May/June 2018 Heartbeat NWCC are delivering a series of first aid workshops at LWC’s 5 Lancashire sites, which were made available to all staff.

Workshop sessions were 90 minutes in duration and covered work-place specific first aid topics, such as;

  • serious bleeding
  • CPR
  • recovery position
  • suspected heart attack
  • choking
  • anaphylaxis
  • seizures
  • safe use of a AED (Defib)

Sessions were practical, hands-on training tailored to the working environment.

In total 27 members of LWC staff attended the workshops.

“Thanks Siân for being so patient, letting us chop & change dates & travelling all over Lancashire to train our teams. The feedback from everyone has been excellent & they feel more confident now to cope with emergency situations” Kathryn Malley, Service Manager (Blackpool & Lancaster)

To contact Lancashire Women’s Centres please click here

To book a Heartbeat workshop like this for your organisation, please call us on 01772 717 147 or email Sian at sian.edwards@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk.

Well done to our Heartbeat Heroes!

We would like to say a great big THANK YOU to this bunch of superstars for successfully completing Sefton Triathlon last Sunday 29th April.

Heartbeat Cardiac Physiologist Jo Duff made it a family affair and is pictured here crossing the finishing line with brother Jeremy Bradburn.

Jo’s son Jack and Daughter Georgia also pictured crossing the finishing line and Jo’s friends who are also siblings Sarah Horsfall, James McQuillen and Helen Mills also completed the challenge in aid of Heartbeat.

Thank you so much to all for taking part and raising an awesome £700 in aid of Heartbeat.

To sponsor the team visit their JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Jo-Duff

If you are competing in a challenge and you would like to fundraise for Heartbeat (THANK YOU!!) please contact Lisa for advice and a fundraising pack lisa@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk or phone 01772 717147 and she will be happy to help you.

Charity Day 2018 at Toplands Clayshoot

Toplands Clayshoot & Tessleymoor Gundogs present:

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A fantastic day awaits you at Toplands Farm!

Saturday 16th June

  • 10:00 Clayshooting
  • 12:00 – 15:30 Gundog Scurry
  • 16:30 Auction starts
  • Late night finish

Featuring

  • Clayshoot Competition
  • RSM English sporting trophy 40 bird layout re-entry
  • High gun wins a prize
  • Tom Barron cup 4 man flush

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  • Fun for the whole family
  • Hog roast
  • Children’s attractions
  • Trade stands
  • Charity stalls
  • Archery
  • Air rifles
  • Camping
  • Charity auction

In aid of : Heartbeat-NWCC, Motor Neurone Disease, MS Society, Headway

Address Details: Toplands Farm,  Woodplumpton,  PR4 0NE

Sponsors:

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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?

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On Saturday 7th July 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

Where: UCLan, Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre, Preston, PR1 2HE

When: Saturday 7th July at 10.30am

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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