Heartbeat and Headway to share space and ideas at new cardiac centre

Jill Rogerson and Liz Bamber
Jill Rogerson and Liz Bamber
  • Brain injury charity moves into Heartbeat’s base
  • Charities will work together on projects
  • Heartbeat moved to former National Football Museum last month
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A Brain injury charity has moved into Heartbeat’s new cardiac centre at Preston North End.

Headway and Heartbeat will share space and ideas at the centre in the former National Football Museum.

Headway supports individuals who have an acquired brain injury as well as their families, friends and carers.

It is a National charity with small branches all over the UK.

Heartbeat’s chief executive, Jill Rogerson said: “Having Headway based at Heartbeat’s New Cardiac Centre is a real plus for us.

“We share a lot of common goals and are both highly patient focused.

“We hope to collaborate on a number of projects in the future where there are obvious synergies”

Headway, Preston and Chorley branch, was set up in 2010 and became a registered charity in 2011.

Each year around 1 million people attend hospital A&E in the UK following head injury. Almost half of deaths in people under 40 are due to head injury.

The major cause being road traffic accidents, falls and accidents at home or at work.

Liz Bamber, Development Officer for Headway in Preston added: “We are very excited to have our office at Heartbeat’s new Cardiac Centre, it places us in the heart of the community and we have already found shared goals in our work.”