Ray Butler gives something back to Heartbeat

Ray Butler taking on Preston’s Guild Wheel

Ray Butler gives something back to Heartbeat

Avid Heartbeat supporter and service user Ray Butler has raised a wonderful £425 by taking on Preston’s Guild Wheel.

Ray wanted to take on a challenge to give something back to Heartbeat after attending heart rehabilitation classes for the last 25 years as well as celebrating his 70th birthday.

On Saturday 30th May Ray along with friend Tim Eaves took on the mighty 21 mile guild wheel on foot. During the route they were joined by a fellow class member John Beetham and Heartbeat Staff Karen Gildert and Carl Martinez.

 

Ray said –

“I would like to thank all those that have kindly sponsored me. I didn’t expect to raise as much as I have. Walking is something I really enjoy doing so being able to do it and give something back to the charity that has helped me keep a good level of fitness after my heart attacks was fantastic”

 

 

 

Lisa Riding Heartbeat Fundraiser –

“On behalf of us all here at Heartbeat I would like to thank Ray and his team for taking part in the challenge and for raising this wonderful amount for Heartbeat. Fundraising has never been so important to Heartbeat, with our recent move to PNE we are looking to increase our services within the local community and reach out to more people suffering from or at risk of cardiovascular disease.”

If like Ray you would like to support Heartbeat by taking up your own personal challenge or by organising your own fundraising event we would love to hear from you. Please contact Lisa Riding in the fundraising office on 01772 717147 or email lisa.riding@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk