Free sightseeing tour of Burnley in East Lancashire…
In what will be the second event in the series of 10K runs this year, this new route will take you on a tour of the East Lancashire town of Burnley. Starting and finishing outside the historic Mechanics Theatre, the 10K race will see you sprinting through Thompson Park and along the lake in Ridgewood before reaching the beautiful Towneley Hall.
So if want to raise money for locally based Pumping Marvellous the UK’s Heart Failure charity then get in contact with us.
Nick our Founder and heart failure patient himself was invited to speak at the North West Heart Failure Nurses Conference in front of 50 representatives from the NHS Northwest region on the 21/11/2012. He was asked to speak about self care in heart failure patients and the new patient system of self care that has been devised by the charity – “The Toolkit”. The Toolkit has been developed by patients, carers, clinicians, rehabilitation practitioners, charities and organisations who have a stake in heart failure. The Toolkit is written in patient speak so it is easy to understand and is not overly technical like the majority of literature that is given to patients.
The toolkit was funded by the NHS North West and is a pilot case that is currently running in the East Lancashire area. On the day we polled the heart failure clinicians on how they thought their patients would want to change the way they were cared for. We managed to get significant valuable feedback that we will be using in later versions.
We are always pleased to be given the opportunity to talk about how patients perceive and would want to change the way they interact with their own care as this is the way change is brought about.
East Lancashire Heart Failure Nurse talks to the BBC
Listen to Angela Graves, Heart Failure Nurse Manager for the East Lancashire Hospital Trust and Nick Hartshorne-Evans, the Founder of Pumping Marvellous talking on the Sally Naden show on BBC Radio Lancashire on Angela’s nomination for the Claire Rayners Patient’s Choice Award and heart failure.
Angela – 32mins
Nick – 1hr 9min
Angela -1hr 24min
Life saving bid to buying life saving defibrillatorsfor Lancashire Schools
This is the report by Catherine Pye for the Lancashire Telegraph
BUSINESSES in East Lancashire are being urged to buy defibrillators for local schools. Hapton-based heart failure charity Pumping Marvellous wants a donation of £1,200 from every company in the area for automated external defibrillators (AEDs) – portable devices which can shock a stopped heart back into rhythm.
Charity founder, Nick Hartshorne-Evans, said: “Twelve young people a week die of cardiac arrests, and of those, eight were undiagnosed problems. “If two planes full of young people crashed every year, would it be acceptable not to investigate it?
“Companies have got the money for this. It’s social responsibility to take up the slack because of the lack of public investment.
“If a business can raise £1,200, they can offset that against tax and tell us where they want the AED. “We will then go into the school with the British Red Cross to teach the first responders how to use the machine, then the staff and the pupils.
“What we do insist on though is that the local community within a one-and-a-half minute walk away, also have access to the AED.
“The figures speak for themselves – without an AED, the chance of surviving cardiac arrest is five per cent, but with an AED, the chance is 50 per cent.”
A letter from Pumping Marvellous will soon be sent to all big businesses in East Lancashire, asking for donations.
Nick said: “One AED will be at the school, and the other will be at the Harrison Playing Fields in Lammack, which is used by several different schools with thousands of pupils.”
“Part of this campaign is also about taking the fear out of first aid. A lot of people are scared about using AEDs because they think they might get it wrong, but it’s not possible.
“It’s important to know that if the machine detects a heart rhythm, it won’t shock.”
Here is a link to the full article
East Lancashire children receive life-saving defibrillator lessons
3:00pm Friday 29th June 2012
By Catherine Pye
LESSONS on how to use a defibrillator and on giving CPR are part of the timetable for a new set of Heart Schools across East Lancashire. Hapton-based heart charity Pumping Marvellous has just completed a session with 70 junior school pupils at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Blackburn, and has plans to roll the course out to Rosegrove Nursery School in Burnley, Mount Carmel in Accrington, St Barnabas and St Paul’s Primary in Blackburn, and another school in Rossendale. As well as equipment know-how from experts at the British Red Cross, charity founder Nick Hartshorne-Evans, has recruited hospital nurses and restauranteurs to encourage healthy lifestyles from a young age. Nick said: “We decided to start this scheme because the cardio vascular profile of East Lancashire, and because we feel the right message has to start early. “We used Rosegrove Nursery as an ideas platform at first, showing toddlers what a raspberry looked like, and that you can make smoothies by combining a strawberry, a banana and some low fat yogurt. Then, the older children are taught how the heart works, the effects of exercise on the heart, the effects of alcohol, smoking and drugs on the heart, and how to give first aid. “We try to make it fun by having very hands-on lessons. With the help of teachers, Nick sets age-suitable homework on how the heart works, and each pupil receives a goody bag of health-related advice. He added: “We now have 70 children who know how to use a defibrillator.”
Pumping Marvellous at the BBC
Nick and Shakil two of the trustees at Pumping Marvellous talk to Talat on the BBC, broadcasting out to Radio Manchester and Radio Lancashire.
Here is the iPlayer link for the interview
This is a series of videos by the British Red Cross on basic first aid. We are also running with conjunction with the British Red Cross free courses for Heart Failure Patients and their Carers. We will be posting the dates for the training shortly.