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Sponsored bike ride / pub crawl in aid of Heartbeat

The Bull Run

We can’t thank these guys enough for this wonderful donation of £2,875.01  !

John Wilkinson, David Ingram, Kevin Stanfield, Andrew Loftus and Ian Coupland pictured here organise an annual sponsored bike ride / pub crawl covering 32k, 9 pubs and one bench, in memory of friends and family that have passed.

Over 50 riders joined them on the day, starting at The White Bull in Walton le dale then visiting various pubs in Houghton, Riley Green, Withnell, Chorley, Bamber Bridge, Preston then returning back to The White Bull.

The theme for the ride was ‘The Bull Run’ hence them all wearing white shirts and red sashes – ‘Pamplona Style’

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all those that took part in this event.

Heartbeat needs your support more than ever before. If you are thinking of holding a charity event or would like to take on a challenge we would love to hear from you. Contact Lisa in fundraising today on 01772 717147 or email lisa@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk

Heartbeat Heroes

The rotary group of Chorley Astley raised £178.80 at the blood pressure testing event in Chorley market last Tuesday 9th April.

59 people were tested, 10 people were advised to make an appointment to see their doctor and 3 were advised to go straight to hospital!

If you would like more information or you would be interested in blood pressure testing in your area or workplace contact Lisa on 01772 717147 or email info@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk

Special Thanks to Heartbeat Heroes!

Woodhouse Opticians & Highfield Community Group held a ‘Mingle and Jingle’ event on the 8th December 2018 and raised an amazing £1,750 for Heartbeat!!

The Festive Mingle & Jingle was a super idea and huge hit, serving mulled wine, prosecco, nibbles and the Mereside Community Gospel Choir delighted the crowd and sang.

There was a Grand Raffle and over 70 fabulous prizes from local businesses!

Thank you so much to all involved!

Heartbeat has a new CEO!

Congratulations Louise!

Heartbeat are delighted to announce the appointment of Louise Bache as the new CEO of Heartbeat.

Louise has worked for Heartbeat since November 2011 as service development manager and during the last year she has been covering the post of CEO during Jill’s unfortunate illness. She worked in the leisure industry for over 14 years starting as a gym instructor and culminating with the role of contract manager responsible for 4 leisure centres and over 200 staff.

Louise is very excited to take on this new challenge to expand our reach throughout the North West, identify and strengthen our existing networks and develop a culture of togetherness, support and peer education.

Heartbeat’s Raffle Winners Announced!

Are you a winner?

Prize                            Description                            Winner

1                                  £1,500                                   Zoe Firth 13584

2                                  £5.00 cheque                          Lynda 08636

3                                  £5.00 cheque                          Carol Smith 11778

4                                  £5.00 cheque                          C Todhunter 07387

5                                  £5.00 cheque                          M Gardner 10937

6                                  £5.00 cheque                          B Betteridge 20701

7                                  £5.00 cheque                          M Pendlebury 03786

8                                  £5.00 cheque                          V Cross 05244

9                                  £5.00 cheque                          L Conlon 09645

10                                £5.00 cheque                          M Herrington 10719

11                                £5.00 cheque                          Dobson 03452

12                                £5.00 cheque                          A Dean 17198

13                                £5.00 cheque                          P Johnson 14081

14                                £5.00 cheque                          P Douthwaite 19881

15                                £5.00 cheque                          H Jopling 11641

16                                £5.00 cheque                          J Leff 06236

17                                £5.00 cheque                          E Heney 03161

18                                £5.00 cheque                          G Gibson 13989

19                                £5.00 cheque                          J Ellison 17542

20                                £5.00 cheque                          Y Dean 17614

21                                £5.00 cheque                          G Alexander 03171

22                                £5.00 cheque                          M Kay 04170

23                                £5.00 cheque                          D Smith 11779

24                                £5.00 cheque                          L Gardner 10924

25                                £5.00 cheque                          S Bailey 03921

26                                £5.00 cheque                          William 04083

27                                £5.00 cheque                          Andy 02402

28                                £5.00 cheque                          D Halsall 02843

29                                £5.00 cheque                          Taylor 13601

30                                £5.00 cheque                          M Herrington 10711

31                                £5.00 cheque                          K Hayes 03047

32                                £5.00 cheque                          Mark 01361

33                                £5.00 cheque                          V Curran 00897

34                                £5.00 cheque                          A Wilson 21557

35                                £5.00 cheque                          P Benson 05609

36                                £5.00 cheque                          Edghill 15160

37                                £5.00 cheque                          J Woods 01384

38                                £5.00 cheque                          D Lee 02592

39                                £5.00 cheque                          C Williams 00788

40                                £5.00 cheque                          M Newhouse 09583

Huge thanks to everyone involved!

 

Jill Rogerson

Jill Rogerson

It is with great sadness that we must announce the death of Jill Rogerson, Heartbeat’s Chief Executive, who died on the 4th September 2018, following an 11 month battle with an aggressive brain tumour.

Our thoughts are with her family at this time.

 

Arrangements for Jill’s funeral are as follows:

Friday 21st of September at 11am

at Peel Green Crematorium

716 Liverpool Rd, Eccles, Manchester M30 7LW

 

Jill’s daughter, Katie, has also asked please don’t wear black, her mum would want people to be in bright colours, mostly blue.

In lieu of flowers they are taking donations for Heartbeat.

Heartbeat HQ (Deepdale Stadium) will be closed on Friday 21st September

Preston 10k and Family Fun Run

We had a great day yesterday at the City of Preston 10k and family fun run!

Thank you to all those that ran in aid of Heartbeat.

Thank you also to everyone that brought one of our yummy cakes, came and said hello to our volunteers on the Heartbeat stall in the flag market, our Marshall’s and volunteers and all those that donated money to us at the bag drop!!

Super special thanks to Shabana Masi, who made a fantastic poster and came to support the runners!

“When your legs get tired run with your heart”

If you took part in the event on Sunday and have some pictures we can share please email lisa@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk

 

 

Lunch with Fashion & Fizz at Huntley’s Restaurant

Fashion Show, Shopping and Raffle

An absolutely fabulous event from one of our favourite supporters Love Jewellery and Fashion.

October 10th 2018

Reception 12:00pm, Lunch at 12:30pm

All in aid of Heartbeat

Ticket £25

Love Jewellery and Fashion are a women’s boutique on the first floor above the Food Hall at Huntleys. They sell beautiful ladies fashion, at affordable prices and styles range from occasion wear, dresses and casual and evening tops. Prices range from £25 upwards, sizes 8 to 18. They also sell a wide selection of costume jewellery, also handbags, scarves and gorgeous parasol and diamanté style umbrellas.

Tickets will sell fast for this event, so please contact the numbers below as soon as possible. Look forward to seeing you there!

  • Tickets are available at Love Jewellery and Fashion, based at Huntleys, Whalley Road, Samlesbury, PR5 0UN
  • Or purchase via the phone at Love Jewellery and Fashion 01772 877766
  • Or contact Heartbeat Fundraising Team for more information 01772 717147
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