Member of the Month / Wessex Heartbeat
Wessex Heartbeat is a well-established local charity that helps newborns, children and adults diagnosed with congenital and cardiovascular diseases primarily by supporting the work of the Wessex Cardiac Centre based at Southampton General Hospital.
This is achieved by providing specialised equipment, services and facilities to help patients and their relatives through their cardiac journey. The charity raises funds to contribute to the prevention, rehabilitation and cure of heart diseases. They also fundraise to provide funding and facilities to train and educate healthcare professionals in the Cardiac Centre. Wessex Heartbeat’s driving ambition is to ensure the very best care for all ages of the population living with heart conditions in the Wessex area including the Channel Islands.
Wessex Heartbeat receives no government funding but rely on fundraising and the support and generosity of the local community, businesses and organisations to continue our vital work.
Last year Wessex Heartbeat:
Their projects include, running our third exciting 12-week challenge (date to be announced on their website) which aims to help people make healthier lifestyle choices. They have also been working on setting up our own Heartbeat Healthy Living Centre and although at the early stage of development, they hope to have this opened by Spring.