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01 Oct

Thank you Natural Balance Therapies!

We are always looking to build relationships with businesses in Sussex, we are firm believers in a collective effort to raise awareness of our work for heart patients. While there are countless businesses we could work with, we think it is important to choose those who not only benefit us as a charity but can also provide something for both our supporters and those that we as a charity support. One such local business is Natural Balance Therapies in Hove. Established...

29 Sep

Penny’s National 3 Peaks in 5 days

Cardiac Rehabilitation Instructor Penny has recently ascended the three peaks in the aid of heart patients in Sussex. Penny started with Ben Nevis on Sunday 20th September, Scafell Pike on 22nd and then Snowdon on 24th. Penny said: “We have all had different challenges this year with the covid and there have been some positives such as more people working from home, less stress from the commute and more time with families etc.  Staying safe, wearing masks and social distancing continues to be...

19 May

Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse takes steps for better heart health in Sussex

Sunday the 17th May would have been the 28th annual sponsored walk for The Sussex Heart Charity. The walk not only raises money for a valuable cause but is also a celebration as former cardiac patients come together to walk the 5 miles from Brighton Marina to the Peace Statue in Hove & back.  Many patients missed participating on Sunday due to the COIVD-19 crisis, but Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse Specialist Katherine Moore, her sister Claire Byrd and Nurse Janet Byrne walked...

09 Apr

COVID-19

You may be wondering what a cardiac charity can do in a crisis such as the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Like many organisations we have understandably experienced a significant drop in income. Income which is vital to allow us to continue supporting heart patients and the NHS. We want to reassure you that despite a practically world-wide ‘lock-down’ we are still pushing forward with our mission to IMPROVE, SUPPORT and FUND. Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) classes have ceased due to COVID-19 but thanks to...

03 Dec

Life-saving defibrillator donated to Brighton Dome

Brighton Dome has accepted the donation of a new defibrillator to the Concert Hall. Mark Atwell gave the life-saving device in memory of his late father, Trevor Atwell who regularly attended concerts at the venue.  Trevor passed away at his home in Lancing in the autumn from an unexpected heart condition. Last year, he supported Lancing’s first publicly funded defibrillator in memory of his late wife, Peggy.  Andrew Comben, Chief Executive of Brighton Dome welcomed the donation from his son Mark, following his late father’s legacy of...

20 Nov

Affinity Choir Summer Showcase

The Affinity Choir raised an amazing £1,045.44 for the Sussex Heart Charity with their first Summer Concert. The Choir choose to support the Sussex Heart Charity for our Summer Showcase as one of our members is a survivor of a cardiac arrest and knows only too well the importance of placing Defibrillators in the Community. Affinity is a community choir based in Turners Hill, West Sussex run by Lisalakevocals. The concert was a huge success, performing to a packed house at...

21 Jun

SHC and Southern join MP Maria Caulfield to promote AEDs

The SHC and Southern Railway demonstrated one of its life-saving automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at Lewes station in support of MP Maria Caulfield’s Private Member’s Bill to make it law that AEDs should be funded and installed in every school and sports centre. Cardiac patient Steve Morris, whose life was saved by an AED, showed how easy the device is to use in a demonstration on the platform. SHC provided funding...

18 Jun

The Forsyth Ward

The Sussex Heart Charity was very proud to attend the Sussex Cardiac Centre Surgical Unit for the unveiling of the commemorative plaques in memory of the late Mr Andy Forsyth – Cardiac Surgeon and former Chairman of The Sussex Heart Charity. Andy set up Brighton’s Cardiac Surgery Unit in 1999. His vision was to provide a local service for local patients. During his career, he transformed the lives of the people of Sussex through his surgical skills and was a pioneer...

30 Apr

Generous-hearted residents fund another defibrillator for Lancing

Lancing now has more publicly-accessible defibrillators than any other town or village in Adur, thanks to residents Terry and Faye Ritchie. The most recent device was installed as part of the joint public appeal between the Sussex Heart Charity and Chairman of Adur District Council, Cllr Joss Loader. The potentially life-saving machine has been installed outside Miller and Carter Lancing on Manor Road. Terry, who lives nearby, said: “We first met Joss at a fund-raising event in Bramber and were so impressed by her...

03 Apr

Two more defibrillators for South Lancing!

We joined forces with Lancing Parish Council and the Lancing & Sompting Lions Club to fund two new public access defibrillators for Lancing. The two potentially life-saving machines are now available 24/7 outside Lancing Parish Hall in South Street and the Lions’ Hall in Roberts Road as part of a public appeal, launched by the Chairman of Adur District Council, Cllr Joss Loader. Lancing Parish Council (LPC) donated £1,000 towards to the project, with the remainder of the purchase and installation costs being picked up...