News and stories Latest news Wessex Heartbeat partner with Hampshire Cricket charity! Wessex Heartbeat and the official charity of Hampshire Cricket - Hampshire Cricket in the Community; are excited to announce a partnership to help improve cardiac health in the community! The two organisations will raise money and deliver programmes to help everyone in our community with existing heart disease, improve their cardiac health and fitness; and secondly to educate children and young people in ways to prevent heart disease in later life. "We are delighted to become partners with one of the country’s top professional sports clubs, Hampshire County Cricket Club together with its official charity, Hampshire Cricket in the Community and the Ageas Bowl’s leading health and wellness facility, the Hampshire Wellbeing Centre.” - John Munro, Wessex Heartbeat CEO Wessex Heartbeat are investing in the prevention and rehabilitation of cardiac disease and are determined to transform the way patients with cardiovascular disease are treated in the Wessex region. To achieve this, Wessex Heartbeat is looking to open its own Heartbeat Health suite opposite the Southampton General Hospital. This is only the first step in a very exciting journey to ensure all communities across Wessex and even beyond, are reached. “Hampshire Cricket in the Community is raising funds to improve the wellbeing of people in our community, especially the young. A key focus is to help reduce the levels of childhood obesity, a known cause of heart disease in later life." - Stuart Robertson, Director of Hampshire Cricket in the Community. The inaugural joint fund-raising event between the two organisations will be a highly entertaining Bobby Davro Race Evening on Friday 25th October at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl. Tickets are on sale via the Ageas Bowl website at www.ageasbowl.com/ageas-bowl-live/ "The synergies of working closely with such a well-established and successful charity will help super-charge our fund-raising activities and create highly effective intervention and support programmes for both sufferers and people at risk of cardiac disease.” The specific purpose of this event will be to fund the first year of a brand new cardiac disease rehabilitation programme assisting over 750 patients with their rehabilitation following cardiac disease and helping to prevent future episodes. The programme will be designed jointly by the Hampshire Wellbeing Centre at the Ageas Bowl and Wessex Heartbeat and delivered at the Ageas Bowl.