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This Weekend’s Event: Please watch this space for more information!

This Saturday, 18th August, the annual Morecambe Bay Walk led by the Queen’s official guide Cedric Robinson MBE will take place.


Leaving Arnside Promenade at 10:45 am and ending at Kent’s Bank Railway Station, Grange Over Sands.

The walk which is approximately 8 miles is a unique way to take in the bay and takes you across muddy bay sands with highlights including crossing the River Kent estuary channel.

We look forward to seeing everyone there and hope you enjoy your day!

Unfortunately, last year, due to serious weather conditions, the Bay Walks had to be cancelled. Please watch this space for more information.

All being well the event will go ahead, if we receive information from the walk organisers to say different we will post the information on our website, Facebook, Twitter and will contact everyone by email. 

For more information call 01772 717147 or email

Lunch with Fashion & Fizz at Huntley’s Restaurant

Fashion Show, Shopping and Raffle

An absolutely fabulous event from one of our favourite supporters Love Jewellery and Fashion.

October 10th 2018

Reception 12:00pm, Lunch at 12:30pm

All in aid of Heartbeat

Ticket £25

Love Jewellery and Fashion are a women’s boutique on the first floor above the Food Hall at Huntleys. They sell beautiful ladies fashion, at affordable prices and styles range from occasion wear, dresses and casual and evening tops. Prices range from £25 upwards, sizes 8 to 18. They also sell a wide selection of costume jewellery, also handbags, scarves and gorgeous parasol and diamanté style umbrellas.

Tickets will sell fast for this event, so please contact the numbers below as soon as possible. Look forward to seeing you there!

  • Tickets are available at Love Jewellery and Fashion, based at Huntleys, Whalley Road, Samlesbury, PR5 0UN
  • Or purchase via the phone at Love Jewellery and Fashion 01772 877766
  • Or contact Heartbeat Fundraising Team for more information 01772 717147

Heart and Mind meets Body and Soul

A new festival celebrating good health and the great Lancashire countryside is coming to Preston.

Sport, food, music and lots of health and lifestyle activities feature in The Heart & Mind, Body & Soul Festival, to be staged in September.

Outdoor sports and activities from cycling to caravanning – plus a host of specialist stalls featuring everything from alternative therapies and natural cosmetics to arts and crafts – will be a major feature of the family-friendly festival. Sporting activities, dance, and
expert talks on health and wellbeing will be taking place all day.

Also, there will be yoga demonstrations, Walking Football and Walking Netball, sports aimed at older people looking to stay active.

Children can enjoy forest activities, a heart-building “Skipathon” and Zumba classes.

The festival is a new initiative from cardiac care charity Heartbeat, which is based in Preston and this year celebrates 40 years of helping people across Lancashire to rebuild their lives after major heart events such as heart attacks and by-pass operations. The
charity also provides education and training to children, young people and adults across the county in healthy lifestyles and certified first aid courses

On Saturday September 15th, Heartbeat hosts the festival to celebrate healthy hearts, bodies and minds. The event is taking place in the extensive 12-acre grounds of Ashbridge School in Lindle Lane, Hutton, near Preston. The school is a corporate supporter of

Health and wellbeing is high on everyone’s agenda these days and the Heart & Mind, Body & Soul Festival will be showcasing up to 60 specialist stalls and a special section on the “Great Outdoors”.

If you’re not sure that you can stand the pace, then you can even have your blood pressure and cholesterol tested by the Heartbeat team!

Wander through a range of craft stalls featuring “Works of Heart”, or listen to the programme of live music. You can also sample a range of healthy street food and get some new cookery ideas from the “Soul Food Kitchen”.

Finally if you’re up for a challenge, the event will also include Heartbeat’s annual 2k run, on the athletics track at the front of the school. Dress as a superhero!

Everyone is welcome at this great event, which takes place between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 15th September at Ashbridge.

Tickets are on sale at the following places, with deals for groups of 4 people:

  • (click here to visit order page)
  • Heartbeat reception
  • Ashbridge School PR4 4AQ
  • Aphrodite Health Store, Priory Lane, Penwortham

• WHAT: The Heart & Mind, Body & Soul Festival
• WHERE: Ashbridge School in Lindle Lane, Hutton, PR4 4AQ near Preston.
• WHEN: Saturday September 15, 2018, 10am to 4pm
• WHY: To promote healthy lifestyles and the great outdoors, in association with Heartbeat.

More information and available from Nigel Sharples on 07973 418852 or

Heartbeat Summer Raffle 2018 Winners Announced!


Thank you to everyone who took part and supported us in our Summer Raffle!!

If your details are below please contact us on 01772 717147 to receive your prize

Raffle Winners

By joining in our Summer Raffle YOU have helped local people affected by heart disease.

In the UK, someone has a heart attack every 3 minutes, that’s nearly 500 people every single day.

Heartbeat needs to raise nearly £1 million every year to provide cardiac services.

The charity does not receive any government or NHS funding to do this.

ALL support is voluntary and it is only because of people like you that we are able to help nearly 900 people every single week.

EVERY ticket sold really has made a difference helping local people affected by heart disease to rebuild their lives.

Without your support this would not be possible, thank you.



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

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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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

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