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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   SHOP WITH
      treatment. Since its inception, the charity
      has raised more than five million pounds
      and has made an enormous difference for
      patients and staff alike. The charity is most
      unusual in that there are no salaries paid
      to any staff – all trustees give their time
      voluntarily and only a tiny percentage of
      donations is used for administration.        Please help Take Heart by
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      The differences made are immediately
      apparent when you enter the Heart Centre.
      New modern furniture, decor and fittings,    instead of just
      modern equipment, bedside television,        uk
      radio, internet and even all bedside landline
      telephone calls are provided free by Take    The first time you do this, you
      Heart. Superb accommodation is provided      will be asked which charity you
      in the hospital free of charge by Take Heart   would like to nominate. We
      for patient’s relatives who have distance    would be grateful if you would
      to travel. Additional medical equipment is   say “Take Heart, Leeds”
      also provided to enhance the treatment of    You won’t be asked that again
      patients as is the provision of booklets for   and if you always log in using
      patients explaining procedures practised in   ‘smile’, Amazon will make a
      the hospital. Staff areas including reception   donation to Take Heart of half
      desks, staff rooms and cloakrooms have been   a percent of everything you
      refurbished. Take Heart also provide a roof   spend.
      garden adjacent to the heart wards to give
      patients, relatives and staff a breath of fresh   It costs you nothing – it’s with
      air. All this and so much more is provided with   the compliments of Amazon.
      the generous donations received. So much     It seems a small amount of
      so that staff have been overheard referring to   money but it soon adds up.
      Take Heart as their own Fairy Godmother.

      We never fail to be touched by the           Many thanks.
      wonderful people who donate small and
      larger amounts. Thank you so much.           Trevor Thompson
      Trevor Thompson, Editor

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