Cheshire and Merseyside support group

A support group for families affected by cardiomyopathy in Cheshire and Merseyside. 

The group is run by university student Jenny Taylor (far left), who was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy as a baby, and her mum Julie (to Jenny's right). They are pictured celebrating the group's fourth birthday with volunteer Bill Bartholomew and former Support Nurse Robert Hall - complete with cake!

They have set the support group up so people, their partners and their families can meet others of all ages who are affected by the condition and share their experiences.

Meetings are held in Ellesmere Port and Liverpool, and the group also has its own Facebook group.

For more information please contact Julie Rees on 07949 241026 or

Meeting dates  

- Thursday 30 January 2020, 7 - 9 pm

Speaker: Osian Evans will give advice on applying for benefits, blue badges etc.

Venue: Holiday Inn - In the Gilbert Suite (the room next to our usual room - Jessop Suite).

- Thursday 19th March 2020, 7 - 9 pm
Speaker: Dave Randle will speak on his experience of stem cell treatment and research at St Bart's.
Venue: Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital (see below).
- Thursday 7th May 2020,  7 - 9 pm
Speaker:Jenny Rees will present her research findings having completed her PHD.
Venue: Holiday Inn (see below).
- Thursday 9th July 2020, 7 - 9 pm
Speaker: Cardiomyopathy UK's Christie Jones will join us to celebrate the group's 6th anniversary.
Venue: Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital (see below).
- Thursday 24th September 2020, 7 - 9 pm
Speaker: Joanne Gilchrest, Exercise Physiologist in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre at Countess of Chester Hospital.
Venue: Holiday Inn (see below).
- Thursday 19th November 2020, 7 - 9 pm
Speaker: Victoria Pettemerides, Consultant Cardiologist (ICC & Advanced Echo) at Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital..
Venue: Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital (see below).

Location details for the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital


Location details for the Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port