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      Take Heart?

      Take Heart is a charity set up 32 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,
      radio, internet and even all bedside landline   The first time you do this, you
      telephone calls are provided free by Take    will be asked which charity
      Heart. Superb accommodation is provided      you would like to nominate.
      in the hospital free of charge by Take Heart   We would be grateful if you
      for patient’s relatives who have distance    would say “Take Heart, Leeds”
      to travel. Additional medical equipment is   You won’t be asked that again
      also provided to enhance the treatment of    and if you always log in using
      patients as is the provision of booklets for   ‘smile’, Amazon will make a
      patients explaining procedures practised in   donation to Take Heart of half
      the hospital. Staff areas including reception   a percent of everything you
      desks, staff rooms and cloakrooms have been   spend.
      refurbished. Take Heart also provide a roof
      garden adjacent to the heart wards to give   It costs you nothing – it’s with
      patients, relatives and staff a breath of fresh   the compliments of Amazon.
      air. All this and so much more is provided with   It seems a small amount of
      the generous donations received. So much     money but it soon adds up.
      so that staff have been overheard referring to
      Take Heart as their own Fairy Godmother.
                                                   Many thanks.
      We never fail to be touched by the
      wonderful people who donate small and        Trevor Thompson
      larger amounts. Thank you so much.
      Trevor Thompson, Editor

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