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About the Group

The Group was formed in May 1995, and is known locally as "Heartbeats". At the time there was no support or general information available to cardiac patients and partners in the area, other than that which the Cardiac Unit staff could provide.

A meeting was held in April 1995 at Shire Hall, thanks to The efforts of cardiac patient Peter Hargrave, his wife Ann and with the support of Nurse Kathy Dunmore and Dr John Bell F.R.C.P. Cardiac Consultant at Battle Hospital. The group was established and has grown ever since.

We hold monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of the month at
Calcot Community Centre, High View, Calcot, Reading at 2-30pm

For those in the Newbury area we hold meetings on the second Wednesday of the month, in the St John's Church Hall, St John's Road, Newbury at 7-30pm

And for those in the Wokingham, Woodley and Earley area we hold meetings on the fourth Wednesday of the month, formaly at St Nicolas Church Hall, Earley, but now at the Toby’s Carvery, Lower Earley at 1pm

We usually have a visiting speaker or other entertainment. There is also an opportunity to chat with others and enjoy refreshments together.

To support a family atmosphere, we have weekly walks, exercise classes, skittle and quiz evenings. In addition we publish a quarterly newsletter, which contains group news, various other topics and a diary of events. This is sent to all members.

We are a Volunteer Support Group, self supporting and non-profit making. But we do have a good laugh along the way. So drop in and have a smile at least.

We became a Registered Charity on 1st July 2008 and are always looking for new members to join us.

Remember you are not alone, we are just a phone call away

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