Tuesday, 28th January 2020

Grant from HiWCF helps Cardiac Rehab

We are delighted to announce that we have received a grant for £1,000 from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HiWCF) to further our Staywell Programme, helping more Hampshire residents improve their heart health and fitness.  The grant was given by the James Scott Memorial Fund, which HiWCF administer.

The Staywell Programme uses tailored exercise and health education to combat heart disease, prevent heart attacks and change the lives of those at risk.  Shockingly, heart and circulatory diseases cause more than a quarter of deaths in the UK each year – that’s one death every three minutes.  We want to extend the reach of our work and help even more people through the Staywell prevention programme.

Staywell helps people like Alton resident Graham, who has transformed his health since starting on the programme.  He has reduced his blood pressure, cholesterol and sugars, plus he lost 10cm around his waistline during the 10-week Programme: “I enjoyed the Staywell Programme a lot and got a lot out of it.  The exercises are harder than they look but they have made a big difference to my fitness and my balance.  I’ve noticed that since completing Staywell the shoppers in Sainsbury’s are going so slow – I can whizz round now!”

“We welcome this grant as it will enable even more people to benefit from our Staywell Programme, which lengthens lives and reduces the risk of heart disease.It will enable us to fund an extra class for a whole year.”

by Sarah Quarterman, Chief Executive of Cardiac Rehab

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