Upbeat is affiliated to The British Heart Foundation & Arrhythmia Alliance The Heart Rhythm Charity
12 weeks is a long time to be sedentary, so have a look for something that suits you.
There are several workouts to choose from.
For the health and welfare of our members all exercise classes will not be open from Monday 23rd March 2020 due to the rapidly developing situation with Covid-19, the Coronavirus.
This situation will be regularly reviewed by the Executive Committee and information will be published on the website.
We wish everyone well and please follow government advice and stay safe.
Upbeat Heart Support Group 14th March 2020
We will also postpone our Annual General Meeting to later in the year and regretfully have cancelled the April Quiz Night, Jumble Sale and the VE Celebration Day event. Revised dates for the Annual Lunch and AGM will be advised as and when known.
We apologize for the above actions but in these uncertain times we believe that it is better to ensure that our members are safe.
“I am writing to inform you that UPBEAT HEART SUPPORT GROUP was nominated for The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2018.
This award was created by The Queen in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen's coronation, recognising excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.
The work your group does for the community was very much admired by the independent Assessment Committee, chaired by Sir Martyn Lewis CBE and I am delighted to inform you that your group has been selected as a recipient for The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) 2018.
The award of The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2018 represents a tremendous achievement for your organisation. We hope that everyone involved, and particularly your volunteers, feel immensely proud of the recognition that this Award represents.”
The official announcement that Upbeat were recipients of this award was made on 2nd June 2018 from Buckingham Palace.
The Chairman, Sylvia Baker and the Secretary, Hilary Neeves were invited to attend a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on 15th May 2018 in honour of the award where members of the Royal Family were present along with the other award winners.
In November 2018 we received a signed certificate from Her Majesty which was presented by Clare, Countess of Euston and the Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk at a ceremony held at The New Bury Centre in Bury St Edmunds. We were also presented with an English crystal glass trophy displaying the QAVS logo insignia.
This was attended by members, past and present, as well as several founder members (in 1975) and past committee members. The ceremony included set protocol which had to be adhered to comply with the instructions issued from the Lieutenancy Office. Civic dignitaries attending included the Mayor of St Edmundsbury Margaret Marks, the deputy lieutenants Judith Shallow and Claire Horsley, the chairman of Suffolk County Council Michael Ladd, Stephen Singleton from the Suffolk Community Foundation, and the chairman of Bury St Edmunds Town Council Andrew Speed and Daemmon Reeve patron of Upbeat.
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