We are the North West’s leading cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation charity, providing services for over 950 people every week. Based in Preston the charity has supported heart patients and those at risk since 1978
Heartbeat is a Lancashire based charity established over 40 years ago. Our purpose is to contribute to a reduction in cardiovascular disease through the delivery of services aimed at existing heart patients and those identified as at risk of developing it.
Heartbeat delivers; exercise, clinical testing, education, advice, support and training to children, young people and adults across Lancashire.
Based on the site of Preston North End football club we have a bespoke heart centre and 8 satellite sites all offering a tailored approach to tackling heart disease, over 950 people take part every week.
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
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 at present receive any external funding from the NHS or government.
The charity is completely independent of the British Heart Foundation and any other heart charities but has developed close working relationships with them and associated delivery partners to assist us delivering the best possible service to our participants.
Our head office and cardiac rehabilitation centre is located on the site of Preston North End football club, in addition to this we have 8 other classes and programmes across Lancashire.
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 director, local GP’s and specialist nurses for medical services.
Two cardiac physiologists are on site to deliver our clinical testing whilst our health and lifestyles development manager is educating children, young people and adults on-site and in the community.
A team of qualified fitness instructors guide our participants through structured exercise classes with a patient support officer supporting their journey.
The fundraising and lottery teams provide an annual programme of innovative events and activities that raise the vital funds to keep Heartbeat’s services going.
The senior management team make sure the charity utilises Heartbeat’s income to its full potential and a board of trustees (all volunteers) who provide governance.
“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 initiative s to prevent reoccurren ce of heart issues and support for early interventi on 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!”
“We go here once a month for bereavement
support. Lovely building”
“Great charity run by top people doing very good work for the community”