Young dancers perform for ‘pianist to the stars’ Peter

Youngsters from the Jamie Lee Dance Academy will perform in a unique show this weekend (Saturday March 10) to say thank you for the life-saving cardiac treatment received by their principal’s father. Around 30 children will join young performers from across the area for Dancing with Choirs, at the Lighthouse in Poole on Saturday (March 10). Jamie Lee Mason, principal … Read More

‘Cancer survivors’ choir joins Lighthouse charity show

A choir made up of people affected by cancer has joined the bill at a unique charity show in Poole next month. Rising Voices Wessex will appear alongside a host of other performers in Dancing with Choirs, at the Lighthouse Theatre, on March 10. Dancing with Choirs is directed by Marie Duffy Pask, choreographer of the internationally-acclaimed ‘Lord of the … Read More

Hildon Water springs another year of sponsorship on heart charity

Hampshire-based Hildon Water will sponsor the cardiac charity Wessex Heartbeat for a second year. The Hampshire water company was amongst a host of local companies which helped the charity raise over £100,000 in 2017, to support the Wessex Cardiac Unit at Southampton General Hospital. Hildon will support Heartbeat in 2018 by providing water for many of its major fundraising events, … Read More

Choirs and dance groups to share a stage for unique charity show

Ballet dancers will share a stage with ‘Michael Jackson’ when choirs and dance groups team up for a unique charity show. Dancing with Choirs takes place at Lighthouse Theatre, Poole on March 10, 2018 and will feature a host of dance schools and local choirs performing together on stage for the first time. The show will be directed by Marie … Read More

Give a Christmas gift which helps local heart patients

The Wessex Heartbeat charity is urging people to give a ‘heartfelt’ Christmas gift which could save a person’s life. Since it began 25 years ago, Wessex Heartbeat has raised almost £16m for the Wessex cardiac unit at Southampton General Hospital, funding research, equipment and projects including the Young Adult Cardiac Centre and a £1 million refurbishment of the children’s ward. The … Read More

Old Mutual invests time to help heart patients

Employees from Old Mutual Wealth have been investing their time to help heart charity Wessex Heartbeat. Members of the financial company based in Commercial Road, Southampton, volunteered to spend a day painting and decorating at the charity’s Heartbeat House in Tremona Road. Heartbeat House is situated opposite Southampton General Hospital and offers accommodation for the families of children and adults … Read More

AFC Business seeks more riders for charity ride

AFC Bournemouth Commercial Director Rob Mitchell is looking for a further five riders to join him in the Heartbeat Cycle Ride 2017. Rob is hoping to create a team of 10 riders from the local business community to take part in the 40 or 70-mile ride through the Test Valley, on September 10. Rob said: “I’ll be tackling the 70-mile … Read More

Wheels turn for Wessex Heartbeat

Fundraisers are being urged to saddle up for a charity bike ride through the scenic Hampshire and Wiltshire countryside in aid of heart patients. Families, keen amateur riders and a team from event sponsor Trimline are among those set to join in The Heartbeat Cycle Ride on Sunday September 10. Proceeds from the event – including picturesque 40 and 70 … Read More

AFC Business saddles up for charity bike ride

AFC Bournemouth Commercial Director Rob Mitchell is looking to form a new ‘B’ team. Rob has signed up to ride in the Heartbeat Cycle Ride 2017 through the Test Valley on September 10 – and he’s looking for ‘Bike-Mad Business People’ to join him. Rob said: “I’ll be tackling the 40-mile route to raise funds for one of the club’s … Read More

Charity dinner funds state of the art cardiac software

Money raised at Wessex Heartbeat’s ‘biggest night of the year’ will give Southampton surgeons access to state of the art, 3D images of congenital heart problems. Wessex Heartbeat, which is celebrating 25 years of supporting the Wessex Cardiac Centre at Southampton General Hospital, hosted 140 guests for a Gala Dinner at Romsey Abbey. The event raised over £37,000, which will … Read More