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BHF & Heartbeat give cardiac arrest victims fighting chance of survival

Heartbeat gains funding for Life-saving defibrillator at Preston North End FC

Heartbeat based at Preston North End is to become a community of lifesavers after it has been fitted with a public access defibrillator (PAD) and has been awarded a CPR training kit by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

The Community Package contains the innovative kit which includes everything needed to learn CPR in half an hour.  Heartbeat plan to run training sessions in the local community meaning everyone can become potential lifesavers to book onto a course contact info@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk or telephone 01772 717147.

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The defibrillator is a portable device that can be used by a member of the public to help restart the heart when someone has a cardiac arrest. This is when the heart stops pumping blood around the body and they lose consciousness almost at once. For every minute that passes without defibrillation and CPR, chances of survival decrease by around ten per cent. So it’s really important the people of Deepdale know both of these vital steps to help someone in an emergency.

Over 30,000 cardiac arrests happen out of hospital in the UK every year but currently less than one in ten survive. The BHF want to create a Nation of Lifesavers in a bid to boost these shocking survival rates.

The charity is campaigning for defibrillators to be made more accessible and recognisable to the public. Heartbeat want all young people to be taught CPR and PAD awareness at school.

Siân Percival-Edwards from Heartbeat said: “The defibrillator will be placed on the front of our building just behind the iconic Sir Tom Finney Statue at Preston North End FC meaning that local people have the best chance of survival should they suffer a cardiac arrest. We’re keen to get as many people as possible trained in CPR too. We’re now working to raise money for further defib’s to be placed around our community.”
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Judy O’Sullivan, Assistant Programme Director at the BHF, said: “More than 30,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside of hospital every year but less than one in ten survive. More people could be saved if more defibrillators were available in public places and if more people felt confident using them and performing CPR. We are delighted that Heartbeat have joined the BHF’s Nation of Lifesavers campaign – by making another defibrillator available in a public location and teaching CPR locally. It could really be the difference between life and death. ”

When someone suffers a cardiac arrest their heart stops pumping blood around the body. They lose conscious almost at once and there are no signs of life. For every minute that passes without defibrillation and CPR, chances of survival decrease by around ten per cent. So it’s really important people in the Deepdale area know both of these vital steps to help someone in an emergency.

 

Heartbeat Defib PNE

 

Click here for instructions and further information

 

Conlon place their 6th external Defibrillator !

Heartbeat and Westfield Health are proud to support Conlon Construction with the placement of their 6th Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

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Conlon Construction based in Bamber Bridge in Preston have been pioneers in the construction industry by providing the best care for their staff and members of the community in the event of a cardiac arrest by placing AED’s on their sites and training their staff and local community in its safe use.

EASY Fundraising

Support Heartbeat while you shop!

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
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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!!

 

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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/

 

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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.

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