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                                          take heart?

                                         Take Heart is a charity set up 30 years ago by
                                         a small group who wished to give something
                                         back to the Yorkshire Heart Centre at Leeds
                                         General Infirmary after successful treatment.
      Closing date for next newsletter   Since its inception, the charity has raised
      13th November                      nearly four million pounds and has made an
                                         enormous difference for patients and staff alike.
      Packing                            The charity is most unusual in that there are no
      11th December                      salaries paid to any staff – all trustees give their
                                         time voluntarily and only a tiny percentage of
      AFTERNOON TEA SESSIONS             donations is used for administration.
      27th October                       The differences made are immediately
      24th November                      apparent when you enter the Heart Centre.
                                         New modern furniture, decor and fittings,
      TAKE HEART QUIZ EVENING            modern equipment, bedside television, radio,
      Will be held at Hinsley Hall,      internet and even all bedside landline telephone
      Headingley on 1st November         calls are provided free by Take Heart. Superb
      2018.                              accommodation is provided in the hospital free
                                         of charge by Take Heart for patient’s relatives
      Details and entry forms from
      Paul Kaufman on 0113 267 0767      who have distance to travel. Additional medical
      or 07905 783389 or you can         equipment is also provided to enhance the
      e-mail Paul at                     treatment  of patients  as  is the provision  of
      [email protected]                 booklets for patients explaining procedures
                                         practised in the hospital. Staff areas including
      CHRISTMAS RAFFLE DRAW              reception desks, staff rooms and cloakrooms
      8th December                       have been refurbished. Take Heart also provide
                                         a roof garden adjacent to the heart wards to
                                         give patients, relatives and staff a breath of fresh
                                         air. All this and so much more is provided with
                                         the generous donations received. So much so
                                         that staff have been overheard referring to Take
      If any leaflets are missing please   Heart as their own Fairy Godmother.
      give us a ring on Leeds
      0113 392 2888 answer phone -       We never fail to be touched by the wonderful
      please leave a message.            people who donate small and larger amounts.
                                         Thank you so much.

                                         Bill Stevenson, Editor
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