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All you need to do is sign up and best of all it’s free!

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Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising a free donation for Heartbeat ?

There are nearly 3,000 retailers on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s – it doesn’t cost you a penny extra!

It’s really simple, all you have to do is:

1. Join
Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/heartbeat/ and sign up for free.

2. Shop
Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.

3. Raise
After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and Heartbeat will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you so much for your support!

CONGRATULATIONS RANVIR!!

Well done Ranvir! What an amazing achievement!
Thank you so much!
We’re so proud of you, and can’t thank you enough.
Ranvir Singh is Heartbeat’s Patron and a few weeks ago commented…Hello – well this a bit weird. I’ve imagined doing the London Marathon for donkey’s years  from the comfort of my bed on that Sunday morning in April.. and I’d always said I’ll do one before I’m 40. So a bit like childbirth, I’ll do it once, but never again – and in the process I’d like to do some good for someone else, with a little help from my friends. My dad had 2 heart attacks and died when he was 42. I was 9. It’s gets harder to be without a father as I get older for some reason. Heartbeat is a charity in Preston where I grew up, and it cares for people with heart problems, giving them every chance of seeing their kids grow up. I wish it had been around 30 years ago. If you could give as little or as much as you feel you can, that would be really encouraging for me. Thank you xxx”
Ranvir Marathon

Show Ranvir your support by sponsoring her efforts! Visit her just giving page www.justgiving.com/r-singhheartbeat
London Marathon 3
Look out for her on the television we’re hoping she will get interviewed donning a Heartbeat running vest!

Thank you Ranvir!

Snowdon Challenge Festival 2016

The Snowdon Challenge

14th and 15th May 2016

This exciting triathlon-esque challenge involves you cycling 17km, trekking 15km and kayaking 4km in a mere 12 hour day.

Snowdonia National Park is home to some of the most rugged and challenging peaks in Britain giving it its reputation as one of the best natural adventure play grounds in the U.K.

This is a real mental and physical challenge as you test your entire muscle range over the course of a gruelling day.

You will enjoy stunning views of the National Park, and a fantastic sense of achievement when you complete the trek.

Get registered via charity challenge and raise sponsorship for Heartbeat.

Snowden Challenge

A full sponsorship pack will be issued including a free running vest or t-shirt

For further information or a sponsorship pack please contact Lisa on 01772 717147 or email lisa.riding@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk

March 2016 Lottery Results

Lottery Winners March 2016

The winners for the week ending the 25th March are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

Q6255 – YATES PW

£100 winners

M0639 – BAIRD B

M7540 – BEGBIE K

£50 winners

J9882 – COOKE GA

R1822 – WILLIAMS N

£25 winners

L2731 – MAUDE J

T0056 – RIGBY W

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are more randomly selected winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

The winners for the week ending the 18th March are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

U7225 – VAUGHAN M

£100 winners

W1527 – CAPPIE G

K1798 – WOODACRE P

£50 winners

T9234 – GREENWOOD J

L1292 – HOLLIS F

£25 winners

Q9826 – SCOTT PJ

B1279 – MCGOVARIN

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are more randomly selected winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

The winners for the week ending the 11th March are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

J8572 – ASHCROFT C

£100 winners

A1357 – WILCOCK D

H9636 – BARBERS @ FULWOOD

£50 winners

C7543 – FELL S

N8187 – ECCLES M

£25 winners

V9517 – MOUNTAIN P

N4315 – DIXON L

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are more randomly selected winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

The winners for the week ending the 4th March are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

R0079 – HOWARTH E

£100 winners

P6020 – GREENHALGH W N

Q7180 – HOLDEN M

£50 winners

L2312  – NICHOLSON E

L5431  – MCGHEE E

£25 winners

K1098 – MCGURRAN K

Q7781 – WRIGHT M C

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are more randomly selected winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

Partnership Working

We are proud to announce that The Harris Charity are supporting our education programme in 2016.

 

The Harris Charity

Heartbeat’s education team has been awarded a grant to help deliver and develop cardiovascular disease prevention talks/visits/workshops to children and young people in the Preston area.  Recent statistics show that the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and Type 2 diabetes is higher in the north of the country compared to the south (NHS, 2012) and that the health of children in Lancashire is generally worse than the England average.

Health habits are established in childhood and continue into adult life, this project will raise the profile of CVD, a largely preventable disease through educational workshops aimed at children. Workshops will include subjects such as; keeping your heart healthy, what’s in my drink, planning, preparation and portion size, healthy eating and food labels, fitness testing, eating out and first aid skills.

Within a 12 month period during 2013-14 we delivered educational workshops to 2749 under 18’s throughout Lancashire. We are hoping that this project will reach and exceed these numbers enabling us to develop the programme further.

For more information please contact Sian on 01772 717147 or email Sian on sian.edwards@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk

 

 

Sit Down Challenge!

We can now announce the big Summer challenge!!

 

Sit Down Challenge 2

 

On 25th May 2016 Heartbeat’s very own Carl Martinez, BACPR Gym Instructor and part time receptionist, along with Preston local celebrity Joe Noblet, will be sitting on all 23,404 seats at Preston North End Stadium in Deepdale, Preston!

That’s quite some challenge! And the support, so far, has been great!

Thank you to those who have already sponsored Carl and Joe.

If you haven’t sponsored yet please click here… https://www.justgiving.com/BumsSeats/

 

Sit Down Challenge

 

If you would like more information please phone 01772 717147 or email lisa.riding@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk

 

February 2016 Lottery Results

Lottery Winners February 2016

The winners for the week ending the 26th February are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

R8033 – WILLIS D

£100 winners

N0417 – HOLTOM J

J9819 – SINGH

£50 winners

K1764 – MCGEOGHAN P

K9779 – BIGGS CR

£25 winners

T6464 – HANSON

M9227 – KING M

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are more randomly selected winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

The winners for the week ending the 19th February are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

P6792 – DRAKE R

£100 winners

N2156 – HARRISON J

B7013 – OLLERTON R

£50 winners

T2852 – DOREGO M

U9297 – WHITLOCK M

£25 winners

R4610 – ALBIN K

P5134 – GRAY A

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are more randomly selected winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

The winners for the week ending the 12th February are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

J5427 – HATCH L

£100 winners

B8141 – O’HANLON D

U0594 – SLATER J

£50 winners

L9403 – EADON CF

N9766 – SMITH J

£25 winners

D6120 – HALLIDAY T

L8151 – WAREING E

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are more randomly selected winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

The winners for the week ending the 5th February are now available to view. All winners will be notified by post.

£1000 winner

C1234 – FLETCHER D

£100 winners

C1234 – SWINDELLS A

E7006 – SAVAGE J

J7190 – HARRING G

£50 winners

M0486 – JOINER T

M8400 – GORDON M

£25 winners

E6561 – KIRBY D

W7885 – SWANN M

Additional Prizes

In addition, there are more randomly selected winners picked by our computer, and all winners will be notified by post with their cheque.

Heartbeat and the Lancashire Sunday Football League

Heartbeat Cardiac Screening - Aviva Community Fund

Heartbeat has entered into an exciting new partnership to provide cardiac testing for Sunday League footballers and referees.

The Lancashire Sunday League (formerly the LEP Sunday League) which has 85 clubs, playing in 7 divisions with 2,200 registered players, has pledged its charitable support to Heartbeat to enable them to deliver this new pilot project.

Westinghouse Springfield’s supports Heartbeat as their Charity of the Year and will financially support and contribute to the pilot.

180 screening tests will be undertaken by Heartbeats medical team over the next few months.

Every week at least 12 ‘apparently’ fit and healthy young people die in the UK from undiagnosed heart conditions. People (14-36 year olds) involved in sport may be at greater risk if they have an underlying cardiac abnormality and put their heart under stress whilst playing, in most cases there are no obvious symptoms. The testing will start on Saturday 30th January.

League Chairman Eamonn McNamara said, ‘We are delighted to be associated with Heartbeat; an organisation which does so much for people with heart issues and we are sure that it will be a great benefit to our players and referees’

Jill Rogerson, Chief Executive of Heartbeat said, ‘It is important as a cardiac charity to ensure we deliver early intervention and prevention services if we are to contribute to a reduction in heart disease. We are excited about delivering this pilot programme with the football league, it is a great opportunity to support more people and raise awareness of heart disease and if we identify one young person with a potential heart problem it will have been worthwhile’

The middle picture above shows Mitch Newsham of AFC Ashwood being interviewed by Ian Haslam of the BBC following his test. The BBC crew then went to film Mitch playing for Fulwood Amateurs against Longridge Town at Lightfoot Lane.

See more information on the Lancashire Sunday Leagues website

Photo courtesy of the Lancashire Evening Post.

Packing a Punch for Heartbeat!

On Saturday 9th January lads from all corners of the Lancashire Sunday League battled it out in the ring at Evoque Nightclub, Preston, after 8 weeks of hard training and dedication.

No less than 28 fighters went toe to toe for 3 x 2 minute rounds in a box office style event that saw the lads out of their usual comfort zone.

One fight caught the social media headlines is Dixie “THE MELODY MAKER” Dawson (Unicorn FC Manager) v Daz “THE KING” Green (Ashton Villa). Dixie said “I’m in a win, win situation, having joined up to this event 8 weeks ago. It has helped me turn a corner with my own fitness and I feel like Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, having been handed a golden ticket to sort out Ashton Villa’s Daz Green. I am delighted that the evening is in support of Heartbeat which is a great local charity”.

Daz Green said” As soon as I heard that this event was in support of Heartbeat I wanted to be involved have gone through two heart operations to fix a heart rhythm problem, which thankfully I have fully recovered from”.

Daz continued, “I got on the phone immediately to Craig Ashcroft to ask him to sort me a clash with Unicorns David “Dixie” Dawson and I thought it would be the occasion to show the people why I am the King. I’m also very grateful and appreciative for this chance to represent the Lancashire Sunday League and my team Ashton Villa in a totally different environment.”

The referee for the evening was Rob Reid, the former WBC Super Middleweight Champion.

A word of praise for Craig Ashcroft who has done a tremendous amount of work organising the event in support of Heartbeat the League’s adopted charity.

A HUGE thank you

to all those that took part in the

£2,243

Event on Saturday 9th January 2016

 

Thanks to Barclays!

Heartbeat would like to thank the Barclays Team at Fishergate and Moor Park Branches for their amazing support during 2015.

In total the Barclays Team raised an amazing…

£6,057.22

Your continued support is very much appreciated!

 

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