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 Support Nurse Robert Hall - complete with cake!

They have set the support group up so people, their partners and families can meet others of all ages who are affected and getting on with their lives.

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  

7 February 2019 7-9pm 

Kathryn Abernethy will be sharing about her new BHF Miles Frost funded role at the LHCH, there will also be some free CPR/use of portable defibrillator training 

Venue: at the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Research Conference Room, Thomas Drive, Liverpool, L14 3PE 

Saturday 16th February 10 am - 12 pm 

Fundraising Coffee Morning during ‘Heart Week’ to raise funds and awareness for Cardiomyopathy UK to be held at Julie, Support Group Leader's home.  Refreshments and raffle.  Please contact the leader for the venue details

25 April  7-9pm 

David Green, ICC Clinical Nurse Specialist at the LHCH

Venue: Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port - Cheshire Oaks, Centre Island, Waterways, Lower Mersey Street, CH65 2AL

Saturday 29th June 2-4pm

5th anniversary celebration support group meeting at Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital, Research Conference Room.  Speaker Robert Hall, Specialist Nurse for Cardiomyopathy UK, will talk about medications used in the treatment of Cardiomyopathy.


Location details for the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital


Location details for the Holiday Inn Ellesmere Port