Help Cardiac Rehab and host a Summer Hearty Party

Hosting a Hearty Party is a great opportunity to have fun with friends and family while helping us raise much needed funds.

You could host a tea party, or a drinks party or indeed any kind of party you like! Below are a few ideas to get you started.

Simply send us an email to let us know about your party, and then when it is over you can send us any monies raised by making a donation.

You can download posters and invitations, or of course you can create your own to match your party theme.

Don’t forget to tell us how you got on, and why not share some photos with us on facebook!

Ideas for your party

Heart themed party

It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s day to have a heart theme.  Make your party a real ‘Hearty Party’ with heart shaped balloons, decorations and foods.

Tea party

Remember those tea parties you had a child, but never quite got around to hosting as an adult?  Use your favourite charity as an excuse to get friends over and sipping a cuppa.  Gather a variety of tea cups from a garage sale (just wash them well!) and serve things like finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, punch, cupcakes, and of course, tea.

Potluck world cuisine

Share the workload! Ask guests to bring foods from different regions and mix it up!

Paint the town red party

Our charity colour is red so why not make it the theme of your party.  Think about red clothes, red food and drinks (either naturally or with safe food colouring), and decor that matches.

Cocktail party

Serve our signature cocktail ‘Hearty’s Pomegranate Punch’ and pass around easy-to-hold foods and nibbles.

Hearty barbecue

When the weather’s nice, it’s hard to resist a meal served al fresco. Setting up the barbecue buffet-style lessens the workload and keeps everything casual – and placing outdoor-friendly games (lawn bowling, hula hooping) will not only keep guests entertained, but offer up a chance to win prizes.

Simple get together

However, sometimes it’s just nice to have a relaxed get together of friends, enjoy a drink a few nibbles and a chat – what a lovely reason to do this and raise funds for a very important cause serving the local community.

Raising money

Here are just a few suggestions to help you raise as much as possible on the night!

  • Hosting a large party? Post someone at the door to take donations as people arrive (Make sure you tell people what the party is in aid of on your invite and that you will be collecting donations)
  • Have collection tins dotted around – perhaps specify a donation
  • Ask for a donation with your RSVP
  • Sell tickets
  • Run a simple raffle or auction, either for prizes or promises
  • Ask for a donation instead of a gift
  • Organise a treasure hunt
  • Run a quiz or a treasure hunt and ask people to pay to play and give a percentage of the money raised as a prize
  • Set up forfeits and get guests to pay a small fine (could be a banned word or topic, an item of clothing, say anyone wearing a jumper etc). Multiple forfeits can keep people on their toes!

Hearty's Pomegranate Punch


  • 500ml pomegranate juice
  • 250ml grape juice
  • 250ml ginger ale
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Vodka – optional to your own taste!


Pour the chilled pomegranate juice, grape juice and ginger ale (and vodka if using) into a large punch bowl and stir.  Sprinkle a generous handful of blueberries so that they bob on the surface of the cocktail. Use a ladle to serve.

This bright red mocktail is super easy to make and is fantastic for any special occasion.

  • Pomegranate is a superfood with amazing health benefits, including helping to lower blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart disease and fighting inflammation. The fruit is also packed with vitamin C and vitamin K.
  • Grape juice has been shown to help reduce the risk blood clots, reduce cholesterol and help protect the blood vessels in your heart, as well as helping you to maintain a healthy blood pressure.
  • Blueberries help reduce the risk of stroke and heart attacks and are a really rich source of antioxidants, as well as vitamin C.

If you’re feeling naughty, the addition of Vodka will turn it into something most definitely for the grown-ups!

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