Welcome To The Upbeat Heart Support Group Website

Registered Charity Number: 1087415

Upbeat is affiliated to The British Heart Foundation & Arrhythmia Alliance The Heart Rhythm Charity

Upbeat Heart Support Group is a registered independent charity set up by ex-cardiac patients with the aim of providing exercise, social and health educational activities for those who have had heart attacks or other heart-related problems and their partner or carer.

Upbeat exercise sessions, run by qualified professional instructors and overseen by cardiac advisers, are held weekly at Bury St Edmunds in the mornings on Mondays, Wednesdays and at Long Melford on Tuesday mornings.

Full details of venues and timings may be found under 'Exercise Sessions' under the 'What We Offer' tab.

As well as encouraging exercise, 'Upbeat' offers a range of social and educational events to provide members with opportunities to understand and discuss 'heart issues' as well as the all important mutual support. This is particularly helpful for those for whom exercise may not be an option.

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We are excited to introduce you to our dedicated and passionate team. Our team is made up of individuals who share a common goal: to make a positive impact through Upbeat by giving back to those in need. Each member brings a unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives to the table, making our team diverse and dynamic.


Our patrons play a crucial role in the success and impact of our charitable organization. These individuals are typically well-known and influential figures who use their platform to raise awareness and funds for Upbeat. They use their influence and resources to support and promote the work of Upbeat, making a significant difference in the lives of those in need.

Executive Committee

The Upbeat executive committee is the backbone of our successful organisation. They are the driving force behind Upbeat's goals and objectives, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and efficiently. These individuals are responsible for making key decisions, setting strategic direction, and managing the overall operations at Upbeat. Their positive attitude and dynamic leadership have a significant impact on Upbeat's members' morale and wellbeing.

Here at Upbeat, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch exercise instructors who are dedicated to helping you achieve your fitness goals. Our team of instructors is made up of highly qualified individuals who are passionate about health and fitness. Each instructor brings their unique expertise and energy to our classes, making each exercise session a fun and rewarding experience.


Upbeat's cardiac advisers come from diverse backgrounds, but they all share a common passion for helping others. They have undergone rigorous educational and training programs, obtaining degrees and certifications in various specialties to ensure that they are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide the best possible care to our members.


The importance of fundraising to Upbeat is paramount to be able to keep our group viable and able to continue to pay for the professional help we use in the way of cardiac nurses, exercise instructors and for room hire etc.

100 Club Draw

100 Club

To join the 100 Club is a very good way of supporting the group and after another successful year with an estimated £1,970 being raised for Upbeat funds and £2040 given in prize money each year.
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Easy Fundraising

Easy and Simple to Use

If you shop online anyway then why not raise valuable extra funds for us by using this fantastic scheme. All you need to do is visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk and when you register, select Upbeat Heart Support Group as the organisation you wish to support.
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Queens Award

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Upbeat is a voluntary run group who work in the local West Suffolk community providing rehabilitation exercise classes and support for people with heart related illnesses and has been honoured with the Queen’s Award For Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can achieve in the U.K.

Upbeat is a self-funding group completely run by volunteers and has been providing rehabilitation classes and support for heart patients and their carers for over twenty years.

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