Preston’s Heartbeat charity provides new hope and a fresh start for cardiac patients –and today we launch a campaign to raise £37,000 to help fit out its new base.
The charity, which provides rehabilitation, education and research for heart patients in Lancashire, is moving from its base in Harris Park, Fulwood, to the former National Football Museum in Deepdale.
The refit of the building is estimated to cost £285,000 and while the charity has used money from its reserves, it now needs help with the final push.
Chief executive of Heartbeat Jill Rogerson said: “The plan is to create a bespoke heart centre so we can capture as many possible heart patients or those at risk of heart disease and help them turn their lives around.
“We are looking at rehabilitation, it will be a community facility, there will be a community cafe on site, we will offer rehabilitation, health screening and we hope to reduce the statistics in Lancashire for heart disease.
“At the moment one in four will fall victim to heart disease and we have to do something to change that.
“We are looking for your support, the community and businesses to help us. It’s an exciting project but it’s going to cost over £285,000 to make it fit for purpose.
“And although the charity has been self-funded for some time, we now need your help.”
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