Killarney HeartBeat pulses on the web
Breda Joy of the Kerry’s Eye newspaper wrote:
“The Killarney cardiac support group, HeartBeat, is reaching out to a wider audience on a newly-designed website as part of a dynamic re-branding to raise its profile across a broad spectrum of social media.
The new-look image and outreach, created by Tony Dunne of Kingdom Media, has set HeartBeat pulsing on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. HeartBeat’s printed monthly newsletter is coming out in the form of a digital version as well.
HeartBeat founder Billy O’Sullivan instigated the communications upgrade to get their message across more effectively to existing membership and to attract new members.
“We have had some lovely comments from the professionals we deal with which encourages me to believe that we are on the right track to get our message out to those generations which use the internet so much.”
Billy said, “I felt that young people go directly to the internet for information and take it from there”.
“Lots more information will be going up on the website according as feedback comes in,” he said. “People do get frightened when they get a pain in the chest. It’s better to get it looked at by the doctor”.
Heartbeat Killarney Kerry is a voluntary Cardiac Support Group for those with heart disease or who have had a cardiac event or stroke in their lives. Run by heart patients and carers, its objective is to help people to return to living as full a life as possible. Information and support is available from HeartBeat to help you to make the best plan for your heart. The group meets on the last Monday of every month (except July and December) at 8pm in the Serenity Centre next to the Killarney Parish Hall just off St. Anne’s Road in Killarney. Membership of the support group is free.
The group is using @kerryheartsIE and #kerryheartsIE on social media and the web address is www.kerryhearts.ie.”