Welcome to the Harrogate Heart Support Group




Please note that due to the current restrictions in place, and because of Corvid, this site is subject to revision.

Who we are

The Group was established in January 1992 and is affiliated to the British Heart Foundation.

Our aim is to meet the needs of those with a cardiac condition who are living in the community of Harrogate and District.

The purpose of the group is to offer support to those who may have recently suffered a heart attack, undergone cardiac surgery, stent insertion or have any other heart-related problem, such as angina.

We are keen to ensure that, if required, support is also extended to the patient’s family as anxiety about the future is not only the concern of the patient.

Dear Member/prospective member
Due to the advice given by the Government and health organisations, especially to senior citizens with underlying health conditions (like most of us), our face to face Pulseworks exercise classes are subject to change.
We have however introduced some classes delivered on Zoom which are proving to be both successful and beneficial in providing exercise for members.
Now that restrictions are beginning to be relaxed we are making every effort to provide the face to face classes in a Corvid safe environment.
We will also continue to provide classes by Zoom for members wishing to exercise in their home environment.
In the New Year we are hoping to:  – hold an AGM; – recommence our monthly evening lectures given by health professionals; – reintroduce the social lunches and hold our annual dinner.  All of these will be organised with social distancing where possible, the safety of members being a top priority and in accordance with the appropriate government guidelines.
We are reluctant to take these steps but I am sure you fully understand that it is in your best interests.
Please keep in touch, we hope to resume our full service of heart support work and will advise accordingly as soon as possible.

What we offer

Pulseworks – Exercise sessions

Mobility, exercise and fitness sessions are held each week.  Classes are held at different locations, on different days and at various times to give maximum opportunity to exercise.  Please  see below for current time table.  The access link Zoom classes will be confirmed by What’s App or by Email in good time.

In general:  all classes will include supervised warm up, exercise and cool down routines.

Zoom classes are normally every Tuesday and ThursdayFace to face classes are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.  These will include circuit activity and floor exercises.

Each class is delivered and supervised by qualified cardiac-trained fitness instructors, all exercises are designed to improve your cardiac health.

Monthly Meetings – Harrogate District Hospital Classroom 3rd floor Strayside Wing.  As nothing is being held there at present, advice will be given when these can recommence.  The meetings are voluntary and provide an opportunity to get the latest information concerning heart disease and its treatment, and from time to time we cover subjects of a more general nature.

Thursday Luncheon Club

Members may take the opportunity to meet socially via monthly luncheons.  A different venue is chosen each month – usually at excellent hostelries – specializing in good food with pleasant surroundings.  However this activity is on hold, due to Covid restrictions, until early 2022.

The 100 Club

As a member you can also join this club with an opportunity to win a prize.


Supporting the British Heart Foundation

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation is one of the most effective treatments available to heart patients.

It gives heart patients a 26% greater chance of surviving in the first five years following diagnosis.

It can reduce hospital admissions, lower blood pressure, cholesterol, anxiety and depression, therefore improving the patient’s quality of life.

It can teach patients how to manage their condition, thus reducing dependence upon GP visits and other NHS services.

Patients who regularly exercise in our Phase 4 cardiac classes are generally happier in their outlook and make fewer visits to their GP.

Exercise sessions take place in and around Harrogate

Jennyfield Styan Centre, Grantley Drive, Harrogate, HG3 2XU

Harrogate District Hospital Gym, Lancaster Park Rd, HG2 7SX

Calcutt and Forest Moor Village Hall, Bland’s Hill, Knaresborough, HG5 8JA

Please note the Hospital Gym is not available at present

Sessions last about one hour

All classes are listed below: –

MONDAYS  at Jennyfield Styan Centre,  Jennyfield Drive, Harrogate 

            1.00 – 2.00 pm          Instructor – Graham Whitehead 

TUESDAYSZoom class 

            10.00 – 10.40 am     Instructor – Graham Whitehead 

WEDNESDAYS at Calcutt Village Hall, Knaresborough 

            6.15 – 7.15 pm          Instructor – Graham Whitehead 


            9.30 – 10.10 am      Instructor – Graham Whitehead 

THURSDAYS  at Jennyfield Styan Centre, Jennyfield Drive, Harrogate  

             12.30 –  1.30 pm     Instructor – Steve Bradbury 

FRIDAYS at Calcutt Village Hall, Knaresborough 

             1.00 – 2.00 pm       Instructor – Steve Bradbury 

For information contact Chris Hall – Pulseworks co-ordinator  tel. 01423 873126 . 

Monthly meetings




Schedule for 2022 to be advised

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Support is offered by the HHSG in a number of ways:

We encourage long term lifestyle changes, which promote good health and general wellbeing.

Through our Pulseworks fitness training sessions, we offer long term physical fitness maintenance, following hospital cardiac rehabilitation or referral from your GP.

We give you the opportunity to talk and share experiences with others in similar circumstances.

We maintain strong links with the Harrogate District Hospital cardiac nurses.

In conjunction with the hospital, each year we offer life-saving resuscitation training for patients and carers.

We provide opportunities for people to meet socially on regular basis.



Membership is open to those who have suffered with heart problems. We offer services to those who have completed Phase III Cardiac Rehab courses at NHS or private hospitals or those that have been referred by their GP.

Subscriptions are currently £3.00 pa and members attending fitness sessions pay £4.00 per visit. There is a 100 Club option which costs an additional £12.00 pa.

How is it run?

The Group is run voluntarily by individuals who have first hand experience of heart conditions and are therefore uniquely qualified to understand the needs of others with heart-related problems.

We are not a fundraising organisation. The group is self-funded and affiliated to the British Heart Foundation, the nation’s foremost heart charity.

For information on how to participate contact Chris Hall


Vice Chairman
Adrian Smith
Pulseworks Co-ordinator
Chris Hall 01423 873126
Treasurer Mike Brannen
Secretary Dorothy Barnes
Membership Secretary Ann Mettam
Almoner Dorothy Barnes
100 club Adrian Wilson
Members Malcolm Coulson
Ken Purser


The 100 Club

The monthly draw -here are the recent winners:-


1st   65     Ken Purser

2nd   45   Sybil Marshall

3rd   71     Hilary Glumac


1st     34   Bob Simmons

2nd   47   Jean Whitaker

3rd   82   Annette Meekham


1st.      11   David Marshall

2nd.   73  Christine Bailey

3rd.      3   Norma Blanchard


1st.      88   Elaine Ellis

2nd.  129   Steve Adams

3rd.   114    Robin Harrison


1st.     135    Janet Beavasn

2nd.    112    Steve Bradbury

3rd.      53    Margaret Armitage

Jan 2022

1st.      69   David Moon

2nd.   04   Mel Clark

3rd.    61   Judy Clark

Feb 2022

1st.     93     Deborah Garnett

2nd.   74      David Temple

3rd.    129    Steve Adams

Mar 2022

1st    51      Dianne Ward

2nd  109   Derek Kempster

3rd   37     Mark Jones

April 2022

1st     72    Janet Lawson

2nd   25   Dennis Oram

3rd    10    Stephen Blanchard

May 2022

1st     03   Norma Blanchard

2nd   112  Steve Bradbury

3rd   52    Allan Daffern

June 2022

1st    06   Andy Eastwood

2nd  33   Chris Balmforth

3rd   64   John Chilton

July 2022

1st   96   Anita  Royston

2nd  16   Derek Robinson

3rd  111   Adrian Smith

Contact us

Complete the fields of this contact form to get in touch or contact Chris Hall on

01423 873126


Supporting the British Heart Foundation


Life skills

  We often have a presentation from the Cardiac Unit team at Harrogate District Hospital or the British Heart Foundation on Life Skills covering such topics as how to administer CPR, recognise a suspected heart attack, put people in the recovery position and deal with choking.

HHSG Annual Dinner T.B.A.

The Annual Dinner previously was at Pannal Golf Club.    Members and guests can attend. The Dinner is organised by the committee, with a Quiz and no doubt other forms of entertainment. It should be a  good night and worth watching out for.

Unwanted furniture and electrical items?

The British Heart Foundation offers a FREE collection service to help save lives. You should call 0844 499 4165 or book online at bhf.org.uk/collection. The BHF operates a furniture and electrical store in the Horsefair, Pontefract and is interested in Sofas and armchairs Lounge furniture Beds and bedroom furniture Tables and chairs TVs, DVDs, HiFis …

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