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Designs being finalised for Heartbeat HQ in former National Football Museum

Posted on - 30th November, 2014 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Deepdale, News
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The recent Heartbeat fun run or walk in Avenham Park for Run Preston is one way the charity is raising cash

A new headquarters for a Preston heart charity is getting the priority treatment from architects.

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Heartbeat are due to convert the former National Football Museum at Deepdale stadium into a rehabilitation centre.

The project is to cost £350,000 and Frank Whittle Partnership, based on Ribblesdale Place, are working hard on how the plans can come together.

David Robinson, managing partner of FWP, said: “We are very pleased to be able to be working with a much-loved charity that does such fantastic work in our local community.

“The importance of the charity’s work is put into sharp focus when you consider that one in four people will develop heart disease. The charity is working hard to reduce that figure.

“The new centre is now really taking shape and it will mean that Heartbeat can offer its services to even more people.”

The majority of the funding for the new Heartbeat centre is to come from the charity reserves, but it is also calling on the Preston public to help with one last fundraising push.

Jill Rogerson Heartbeat’s Chief Executive said: “It has been great working with FWP and their team, they have been very generous and supportive throughout, we are very excited about our new location and the work the new centre will be able to achieve to contribute to a reduction in heart disease within Lancashire.”

The charity has bids lodged for up to £14,000 in funding from local county councillors to help buy equipment for the new centre.

If you’d like to help Heartbeat fundraise or donate towards its new HQ then visit the Heartbeat website.

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