About us

Heartbeat is the North West’s leading cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation charity, providing services for nearly 1,000 people every single week. We are an independent charity based in Preston and working in the surrounding areas delivering; specialised exercise programmes, clinical testing, nutrition, lifestyle and well-being support for people across Lancashire.

Our bespoke cardiac centre is based at Preston North End Football club, and we run our programme at other centres in Penwortham, Leyland, Garstang, Chorley, Blackpool, Kirkham, Burscough, Lytham and St Anne’s.

Heartbeat has supported heart patients and those at risk since 1978. Today, our programmes support local people with heart, lung and vascular conditions or those at high risk.

Our exercise programme helps people to live healthier and longer lives with their families and loved ones.

Read about our future plans in our Heartbeat Strategy document.

Our Mission

Heartbeat is committed to the fight to reduce the impact of cardiovascular disease in all our communities within the North West through rehabilitation, information and advice, education and lifestyle support

Funding Heartbeat

Each year Heartbeat has to raise £1m to continue to successfully deliver heart services and support in Preston and across Lancashire. The charity is solely funded by its own fundraising activities and the generous donations of our supporters, it does not receive any external funding from the NHS or government.

The charity is completely independent of the British Heart Foundation and any other heart charities, it runs independently to serve and improve the lives of local people.

The Heartbeat Team


Heartbeat has a team of dedicated professionals all focused on providing a high standard of care, effective services and support to help our participants achieve the best health outcomes.

The team includes a Clinical Medical Director, local GP’s and specialist nurses for medical services.

Two Cardiac Physiologists are on site to deliver our clinical testing with a team of qualified, specialised fitness instructors to guide our participants through structured exercise classes with a Well-being Support Officer supporting their journey.

The Fundraising & Lottery team provides an annual programme of innovative events and activities that raise the vital funds to keep Heartbeat’s services going.

The Senior Leadership Team makes sure the charity utilises Heartbeat’s income to its full potential and there is a Board of Trustees (all volunteers) who provide governance.

To contact our team please email events@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk for Fundraising queries or for anything else please email info@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk and we will be in touch as soon as we can. Many thanks.

“I am so grateful for the work your team did in helping me to tackle my obesity through the gym at Pond House and at Deepdale. Jackie Julia and Carl were really great.  I’m now swimming 3 times per week and have never been so fit!”


“A great service for the people of Lancashire providing superb care and health initiatives to prevent reoccurrence of heart issues and support for early intervention and life saving. Funded by donations and fund raising”


“I went for my induction in the gym and really enjoyed it. The staff were very friendly and made you feel at ease. Looking forward to going again on Monday.”


“Always a pleasure to visit Heartbeat. I did learn however I’m not as fit as I thought!”


“Great charity run by top people doing very good work for the community”



Every year Heartbeat supports hundreds of people living in Lancashire affected by the devastating effects of cardiovascular disease. Through Heartbeat’s medically led testing and cardiac exercise programmes we provide essential support to hundreds of people living with or at risk of developing heart problems.
Any donation that you could give would be gratefully received!
♥£5 could go towards saving someone’s life
♥£1,000 could help buy a piece of equipment
Any amount will make a valuable contribution towards achieving positive health outcomes for children, young people and adults.