Supporting cardiovascular patients

and those at risk of heart disease

in the North Tees & Hartlepool area



07871 368 752


Coronavirus COVID-19 update 

As you will be aware the Omicron variant of Covid virus is still with us.  Currently, all of Heart Support Classes are continuing to operate without any additional restrictions   We hope that this situation remains unchanged for the foreseeable future.  However, should there be any restrictions announced that could affect the operation of the exercise classes, we will advise you accordingly.

Ian Austin


Congratulation Alan 


Alan Cotton is a regular member of our Monday Exercise and Relaxation class and recently took part in the

Liverpool Spring 10K  Run

Sponsored by class members, friends and family raised £227 for Heart Support.

Came 2nd in the veterans class (75 - 79 yrs) and completed the race in the record time off, 1hr 17min.  

Fantastic achievement Alan!!!  

Following his heart by-pass, Alan feels he has benefitted so much from attending the Heart Support class, 

by helping to regain his confidence, improve / maintain his fitness level he is once again enjoying 

his hobbies of badminton and running.


Alan you are a shining example to us all


Thank you 

Your support and donation is very much appreciated

Social Evening 

Pie Peas Supper / Quiz / Local band "Class Act "

Friday, 24th June 2022.  -   7 pm 

Rugby Club, Greenwood Road, Billingham TS23 4BA

£5             Available from: your tutor  or phone  7871 368 752


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Who are we?

A local not-for-profit voluntary organisation run by a committee of 10 voluntary trustees,

drawn from the membership of the Group.


Offering FREE, on-going weekly 'Exercise & Relaxation Classes' and support for patients diagnosed with or at risk of cardiovascular-related disease and their partner/carer in the North Tees and Hartlepool area.



Hartlepool Hospital 

Holdforth Road, Hartlepool TS24 9AW


Tuesday 28th June 2022  

Do come along and try your luck

We have some fantastic prizes

Help us to support local recovering cardiac patients

and people at risk of heart problems

All proceeds to our charity: Heart Support North Tees and Hartlepool

The Ropner Trust


Affiliated to British Heart Foundation

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County Durham Community Foundation

Exercise & Relaxation Classes / Referral

FREE, classes held weekly at Billingham, Hartlepool, and Stockton 

Patient Comments 

Definitely feel better.  Blood pressure is more stable.

Needed operation but risk too great; 'just try to live a normal existence.'  Step forward Heart Support, where I get relief, both mental and physical.  Attend class and the effort put in is up to me - no pressure.  Friendships made over a cup of tea.  Can honestly say your work and methods are the best.

Diabetic;  Shocked and felt vulnerable when told of the risk to my heart.  After joining Heart Support I am feeling better both mentally and physically.  Reassuring to know its run with health professionals and caring people.

Feel very confident that the cardiovascular workout will help in no uncertain terms to stave of further heart problems.

Tutor excellent, motivating in a friendly and supportive atmosphere - fun but with a purpose.