The Pumping Marvellous treatment…
A fitting crescendo to Heart Month
Pumping Marvellous are very focused around children and young people getting the right education on healthy lifestyles and delivering in a way they enjoy and learn but also having big fun doing it. That’s why we have just added a new “string to our bow” for the charity called Heart Stars, this is still in development but will be ready to launch very soon headed up by a very special young lady Mirren Terry. Coming to your screens as promised!
In our commitment to ensuring children and young people start their lives with the best possible education we have teamed up with on Wednesday 29th February 2012 the East Lancashire Hospital Trusts Heart Failure Nursing Team under the direction of Angela Graves and the Blackburn with Darwen Health Teams under the direction of Mark Campbell to have a day of fun filled education with the children of the Infants and Juniors of The Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Blackburn. We will be educating the children about the Heart and its function, exercise and it’s impact on the heart and the importance of healthy food.
Not only will the children be actively involved all day they will also have some homework pre the event which will include the infants trying to name 10 correct fruit and vegeatable which they will learn before their fun filled day and the juniors answering a questionnaire on how much they know about the heart and the affects of nutrition and exercise. Whilst answering the questions both the infants and juniors will gather sponsorships which will be based on how many they can get correct by the 29th February 2012.
Mums or Dads can also win a full week of juice detox from Soulmatefood one of our corporate sponsors.
Collections on the day will go to the “Heart of Blackburn” 3D scanner appeal. Monies collected through the sponsorship forms will go to your local Heart Failure Chairty Pumping Marvellous.
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.