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      It was with great sadness that I heard   pride in the hospital and staff that were so
      about the death of Colin Pullan MBE,   dear to him.
      who over the years has made such an   As a charity, Take Heart plan to put a
      incredible difference for patients and staff
      at our Yorkshire Heart Centre through the   plaque on the roof garden, originally
      Take Heart charity. My condolences to his   funded by Take Heart and now in the
      family, friends and colleagues.       process of being refurbished, as a mark of
                                            the great work he has done.
      Colin was one of the founding members
      and chairman of Take Heart which      I am pictured here with Colin a number of
      was formed in 1989 and run solely by   years ago, presenting him with a plaque in
      volunteers. The idea for the charity started   recognition and gratitude for the £3m that
                                            Take Heart had raised (that figure has since
      when Colin, previously an ambulance   been doubled).
      driver, had treatment for a heart condition.
      Following this he set up a club to help   Kind regards
      patients rehabilitation with exercise bikes
      using monies raised for the hospital.
      Although Colin stepped down in 2017
      due to ill health he remained a lifelong
      supporter as chairman emeritus. Known
      as the small charity with a big heart, Colin   Julian Hartley
      epitomised this. He will be sadly missed for   Chief Executive of
      his humour and commitment as well as his   Leeds Teaching Hospitals

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