Heartbeat in Preston raises hundreds during a heart health awareness weekend at The Capitol Centre

Stores across the Capitol Centre joined forces with Preston-based charity Heartbeat to raise awareness and funds for heart health.

Friday, 25th October 2019, 5:29 pm
Volunteers at Heartbeat held a heart awareness weekend at the Capitol Centre, Walton-le-Dale

Stores across the Capitol Centre joined forces with Preston-based charity Heartbeat to raise awareness and funds for heart health.

Heartbeat volunteers helped to bag pack at Waitrose as well as walk the concourse, in Walton-le-Dale, and handing out leaflets, detailing ways people can help themselves and loved ones when it comes to cardiovascular disease.

The leaflets also contained information about Heartbeat and its rehabilitation classes.

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Heartbeat also held blood pressure testing at the Waitrose Cafe and Nuffield Gym; helping and re-assuring dozens of people.

Lynn Preston, fund-raising co-ordinator at Heartbeat, said: “The weekend’s event was held to raise awareness, however, with the generous customers of Waitrose and the many other shops involved, we raised more than £890 which is absolutely amazing.

“Thank you to all these amazing stores, their staff teams and generous customers for kindly helping raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and supporting Heartbeat.”