Heartbeat are blessed to have an amazing Fundraiser in John Gibson who has been supporting Heartbeat since 2014!

John served in HM Forces for over 30 years and then worked in sport nationally and supported local charities for many years.

During the month of June, John has organised a High Schools Sports Event in aid of Heartbeat.

A good friend of John’s, Danny Maddox who runs Evolve Documents Solutions Ltd,(Photocopiers) is kindly sponsoring the event.

Balshaws C of E High School, Leyland, are doing an endurance rowing competition between the four houses to see which house can row the furthest in 8 hours. There will always be eight students rowing at any one time (one boy and one girl from each each house) in 10 minute shifts throughout the day!

The following schools have also confirmed they are taking part: Lostock Hall Academy, Preston Muslim Girls High School, Hutton Grammar School, Penwortham Priory Academy, All Hallows Catholic High School and Penwortham Girls High School.

Whatever sport or sports they hold is up to them:

  • Time of Event – Held during the month of June, whatever days it best suits them
  • Children’s donation – £2 per child


Many thanks to the following Organisations/Companies who have kindly donated prizes for the event: Preston North End Football Club, Waterstones Preston, VUE Walton-le-Dale, 4th Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, Tony Knappett – TBS Sports Racket Sports Specialists Tennis Centre South Ribble, COSTA Coffee St Georges Shopping Centre Preston, WH Smith Deepdale, ISIS Jewellers Preston, Nuffield Health Preston, JH Sports Leyland, Bamber Bridge Football Club, Barton Grange Garden Centre, WAITROSE Walton-le-Dale, Energi Trampoline Park Preston, Tennis Lancashire, Diane Fever Chartered Physiotherapist, Currys PC World Walton-le-Dale and Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service.

Prize Draw

Preston North End have confirmed that Alex Neil their Manager will make the draw on Monday the 24th June at HEARTBEAT.

Special thanks to John Gibson and everyone who is involved, we cannot thank you enough!  Good luck, enjoy every minute and the Heartbeat Team wishes you all the best in the challenges!

If your school would like to raise funds for Heartbeat by carrying out an event please contact our Fundraising Team on 01772 717147 or email Lisa at lisa@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk