Evidence is gathering that cardiac rehabilitation is a significant factor in the stabilisation of heart failure and unfortunately there are many of us who aren’t good at it. That includes patients, the NHS, local government and other health providers. There is no magic wand to this so we decided to help with producing a booklet that helps facilitate physical movement leading onto exercise. The booklet alone won’t do the work but it will highlight the wide variety of programmes and courses available to Heart Failure patients in the East Lancashire area where people get accustomed to the fact that exercise doesn’t have to mean the GYM; it is social interaction, it’s about having a laugh and a joke and who could think of anything better than that as well as being good for you!
We really wish we had the resources to pull this together for all Heart Failure patients but we don’t, however we are unsure what the future holds so we will have to wait and see.
UK Heart Failure Day Friday 11th May 2012
Pumping Marvellous is promoting UK Heart Failure Day which this year lands on Friday 11th May 2012. Last year Pumping Marvellous promoted the day by working with Asda to inform their customers and won tickets to the British Society for Heart Failure conference at the Queen Elizabeth 2nd Conference Centre in London last year. We aim to better our offering this year and we are not only in Asda in the East Lancashire area but are also promoting awareness of Heart Failure all week at the Royal Blackburn Hospital with a bright and attractive stand. Through our websites and social media we will also be pushing the word out onto the streets everyday.
A big thank you
Pumping Marvellous raised over £1000 in 24hrs at Asda Walmart in Accrington and a big thank you to the customers who gave so generously towards helping Heart Failure patients. A big thank you goes to Angela Spencer who brought her crew down to help raise money. A big thanks to our Trustees who attended and packed bags for customers and Alexa and Laura from the Hyndburn Healthy Lifestyle Team who gave great advice to customers on the benefits of eating good healthy food and exercising regulary. Thanks to Natalie at the Lancashire and Cumbria Cardiac and Stroke Networkwho came down to support us and all the others who popped in and gave us some of there time and support. Our next fundraising event is on the 2nd and 3rd of December. Details will follow shortly. Here is your gold star, well done.
Thanks to Barclays Burnley for a great donation for Heart Failure Patients
Gold Star to you from Pumping MarvellousThe team at Barclays in Burnley recently raised £330 by walking to the Accrington Branch of Barclays which is nearly 9 miles in wait for it….. Umpa Lumpa fancy dress with an Area Director dressed as Willy Wonka.We would like to say a big thank you to all the team who got involved especially Gill and Tracey and here is your gold star!Barclays Burnley raising money for Pumping Marvellous
Fundraising by Barclays for Heart Failure Patients
The Barclays team at the Burnley Branch completed a fundraising day in Branch on Wednesday 25th May and on Thursday 26th May 2011 they completed a sponsored walk from Burnley to the Accrington Branch. They dressed up as Willy Wonka and the Umpa Lumpas and in the pouring rain managed to walk the 8 miles completing it in under 3hrs 30 mins with s stop off at a local pub. They also managed to get over 50 honk honks as they travelled through East Lancashire. We will post how much they raised when we find out but Barclays are going to match the money raised £ for £ which is fantastic. Well done!
Heart Failure Day Builds Momentum
Just thought I would share this piece in the Lancashire Evening Telegraph reference the work we are doing to raise the awareness of Heart Failure in the Lancashire area and working with Primary Care to raise the awareness of Heart Failure symptons. It also gives commentary on the Heart Failure Awareness Day at the event we are holding at Asda in Accrington on the 6th May 2011.
Article – Lancashire Evening Telegraph
European Heart Failure Day – Education Day
On Friday 6th May 2011 we will have educational stands set up to help Heart Failure Patients, their Carers, Family and anybody who would like to learn more about Heart Failure. the event starts at 10am and finishes at 7pm.
We will have three educational displays. Each educational display will focus on certain areas -
- Heart Failure and support in the local community – Pumping Marvellous
- You and your Heart – British Heart Foundation
- “Heart of Blackburn” appeal for the new 3D echo cardiogram at the Royal Blackburn Hospital
We will have support from the following organisations
British Heart Foundation
East Lancashire very own award National Champions and winning Heart Failure Nursing team
Healthy Lifestyles Team
Cardio Teams from the Royal Blackburn
PALS team from NHS East Lancashire
According to NICE Heart Failure effects more than 900,000 people in the UK. It effects 1.8% of the population over the age of 45. The prognosis indicates 30-40% of patients die within the first year, a worse survival rate than colon or breast cancer and 1 in 4 patients are re admitted to hospital within a year of diagnosis.
In East Lancashire where there are amplified coronary problems the figures look even worse. It is estimated that between 3-5% of the population have Heart Failure which equates to between 10,500 and 17,500 people. Between 700 and 800 are known by the Heart Failure Nursing Team and a number are managed within the GP poulation so where are the other?
So come down and show us some support even if it is whilst you are doing your shopping. We would also like to say a big thank you to Katy and her colleague team at Asda for being so proactive and welcoming.
World Heart Failure Day Announced for the 6th May 2011
This year World Heart Failure day is inked in for Friday 6th May 2011. To mark this day Pumping Marvellous has organised with NHS East Lancashire and the British Heart Foundation a full day of awareness for Heart Failure
and raising some badly needed money for the new 3D Echo Cardiogram for the Royal Blackburn Hospital. The BHF have been tasked with raising a lions share of money for the new 3D Echo for the Cardiology Department of the Royal Blackburn Hospital.
The event will be held on the 6th May2011 at the Asda store in Accrington. There will be people representing Pumping Marvellous, the British Heart Foundation, NHS East Lancashire Heart Failure Nursing Team, NHS East Lancashire PALS and the Healthy Lifestyle Team. We will be there from 10am in the morning until around 6/7pm. Our education stand will be raising awareness of Heart Failure to the general public in East Lancashire and talking through the condition and the support available to people. We will also be raising the profile of the 3D Echo machine and what it will give the people of East Lancashire. The teams will also be testing there skills as expert bag packers for Asda’s customers whilst raising funds for the 3D Echo appeal.
A local appeal delivered by local people.
Please come down and support us or just give us a wave whilst you are doing your shopping.