Love Hearts Update: Reggaerobics, Come Nyam Wid Me and more!

Love Hearts Update: Reggaerobics, Come Nyam Wid Me and more!


2012-13 Programme for African-Caribbean Communities


  • Reggaerobics Meets Zumba
  • Come Nyam Wid Me dining experiences
  • Community Training opportunities
  • The Love Hearts (volunteering opportunities)
  • The new Clifton Love Hearts
  • About Hearts and Minds

Click here to read our latest press release.

Click here to see the original Love Hearts flyer.

Reggaerobics Meets Zumba

10am to 11am Monday mornings at The New Art Exchange

Join The Love Hearts and Carol Burrell for Reggaerobics Meets Zumba classes.  We have men and women of all ages, shapes and sizes. The only criteria is that you want get back into, or increase your level of physical activity.

Just follow the teeth because everyone who has tried it, just can’t stop smiling.

Reggaerobics is FREE. However, you can make a voluntary donation to the British Heart Foundation if you wish.

Evening classes are coming soon.


Come Nyam Wid Me

Chez Cors                 Monday 12th November, 7pm

Chez Cors                 Monday 19th November, 7pm

Jamaican Ways       Monday 26th November, 7pm

Jamaican Ways       Monday 3rd December, 7pm

Join Nottingham’s new hilarious celebrity chef, Patty Dumplin’ and The Love Hearts for a dining experience that you will never forget.  We will be cooking up recipes from the British Heart Foundation’s Caribbean recipe book, showing you how it’s done and then sitting down with you to dine in style.

These sessions are aimed at people who cook African-Caribbean food on a regular basis and would like to learn how they can enjoy their favourite foods in a healthier way. We will be filming each evening and we’ll be making short films for You Tube etc. so that we can spread the message and the fun further.

Places for this are extremely limited so we can’t promise everyone a place.  However, do encourage friends and family to  listen to 97.5 kemet fm where you can win free tickets every week.

Come Nyam Wid Me evenings are FREE. However, you can make a voluntary donation to the British Heart Foundation if you wish.

To book please call 0115 837 9474 or email with ‘Come Nyam Wid Me’ and your preferred date in the subject box. 


Community Training Opportunities

We are searching for 100 people who live and work closely in the African-Caribbean community to become potential life savers. We want to train 100 people on the same day in emergency life support.

We are also running other sessions such as Pass It On sessions and heart awareness sessions in the community.

For more information about FREE training opportunities, please contact BME Cancer Communities on 0115 9348487


Be A Love Heart

We have couple of vacancies for Love Hearts.  Potential applicants must be available for day-time volunteering. (We have enough volunteers who are available for evening and weekend work.)

Contact Lorna on 0115 837 9474 for more information or email


The Clifton Love Hearts

Some local people in Clifton loved what we were doing so much that they have set up their own volunteer team: The Clifton Love Hearts. The Clifton Love hearts will be fundraising for the British Heart Foundation and raising awareness about heart health with local people.  They will soon have their own section on the project blog  If you know anyone who wants to fundraise for The British Heart Foundation, please encourage them to get in touch with us.


Hearts and Minds

Reggaerobics and Come Nyam Wid Me are part of the Hearts and Minds programme.  Hearts and Minds is a programme of activity aimed to raise awareness of the British Heart Foundation in Nottingham’s diverse communities.  You can find out how the British Heart Foundation works with all sections of the community by going to

This year (2012 – 2013)  the programme in Nottingham focuses on African-Caribbean communities and we are currently planning our programme aimed at South Asian communities for 2013-14.

The programme is being developed as a model of good practice that can be shared by the BHF across the UK.

So far the partners have:

Recruited a small team of volunteers called ‘The Love Hearts’ who advise us and assist the project partners

Held the Hearts and Minds community conference for the second year which was broadcast live on 97.5 kemet fm

Represented the BHF at a number of community events including Notts Carnival and Pride

Distributed thousands of BHF resources in community engagement settings

Visited and engaged Caribbean businesses and services to support them to access resources for their customers

Scripted 5 radio adverts about different aspects of heart health.

Organised training sessions in the community

Started up FREE Reggaerobics classes

Planned 4 x Come Nyam (eat) Wid Me dining experiences.

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