Westinghouse Helps Heartbeat Get A Running Start

Employees at Westinghouse’s Springfields nuclear fuel manufacturing plant, near Preston, have ensured that local charity Heartbeat gets off to a running start in their new headquarters.

Heartbeat is the current chosen charity of the Springfields site and employees have been raising funds through various charitable events throughout the year. To coincide with Heartbeat moving their headquarters into larger facilities at Preston North End’s Deepdale Stadium, employees presented the charity with an early Christmas present, through a donation of £3,400.

“The donation will be used by Heartbeat to purchase equipment for their gymnasium facilities at their new location,” said Springfields Community Relations Manager, Nick Jones. “Top of their shopping list is a new running treadmill to help in the physical rehabilitation of people who have suffered heart attacks. We’re extremely pleased to be able to help Heartbeat get established in their new headquarters so they can continue to provide and improve the excellent services they offer.”

Heartbeat’s Lisa Riding visited Springfields to receive the donation from employees. “I’d like to thank all the employees who have been raising funds on our behalf,” she said. “This donation will help us to expand our fitness centre at our new facilities.”

Lisa Riding receives the donation from some of the Springfields
employees who have been raising funds during the year. 

Heartbeat supports people who have been affected by heart disease or those who are at high risk of developing it. They are committed to the fight to reduce the impact of heart disease throughout the North West through rehabilitation, information and advice, education and lifestyle support.

Heartbeat is 100% reliant on voluntary donations to run their vital services, such as their professionally supervised programme of cardiac rehabilitation designed to help people recover from heart attacks, heart surgery and heart procedures. Their aim is to enable patients to increase physical fitness, reduce cardiac symptoms, improve health and reduce the risk of future heart problems.

For further information please contact Alan Beauchamp in the Westinghouse Press Office at Springfields on 01772-762841, or via e-mail at

Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel is a single-source fuel provider for Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs), Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs) and AGRs worldwide. Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel has ten manufacturing locations around the world, including two manufacturing sites in Europe: Springfields Fuels Limited (Preston, Lancashire, U.K.) and Westinghouse Electric Sweden (Västerås, Sweden). Westinghouse is currently fueling 145 PWR/BWR plants worldwide.