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Heartbeat has a new pod to keep staff warm at Deepdale head office

Posted on - 28th December, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News
Louise Bache, CEO of Heartbeat, with painter Alan Collin

Deepdale-based charity Heartbeat North West Cardiac Care has had a pod built in the reception area to keep the team warm in the winter.

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The team says the reception area at the head office in the former National Football Museum at Preston North End is difficult to heat, so felt something needed to be done.

Since the two metre by three metre pod was built by Steve McMullen, a class member at Heartbeat, the charity’s receptionists are now enjoying having their own, warm space.

As the charity doesn’t receive any funding from the Government or NHS, it relies on support and donations from within the local communities.

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Alan Collins, a member of the Preston Vocational Centre, painted the pod after being asked by a good friend of Heartbeat, Martin Grayston.

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Johnstone’s Decorating Centre in North Road also helped out with a reduced price paint job.

Louise Bache, CEO at Heartbeat, said: “We can’t thank the wonderful people that were involved in this project enough. Our team will be warm for years to come. Thank you.”

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