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                                           take heart?

                                           Take Heart is a charity set up 27 years ago by
                                           a small group who wished to give something
                                           back to the Yorkshire Heart Centre at Leeds
                                           General Infirmary after successful treatment.
                                           Since its inception, the charity has raised
                                           nearly four 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
      CHRISTMAS DRAW                       a tiny percentage of donations is used for
      2nd December 2017                    administration.

                                           The differences made are immediately
      There will be no                     apparent when you enter the Heart Centre.
      AFTERNOON TEA SESSION                New modern furniture, decor and fittings,
      at the end of December               modern equipment, bedside television,
                                           radio, internet and even all bedside landline
                                           telephone calls are provided free by Take
                                           Heart. Superb accommodation is provided
                                           in the hospital free of charge by Take Heart
                                           for patient’s relatives who have distance
      If any leaflets are missing please   to  travel.  Additional  medical  equipment  is
      give us a ring on Leeds              also provided to enhance the treatment of
      0113 392 2888 answer phone -         patients as is the provision of booklets for
      please leave a message.              patients explaining procedures practised  in
                                           the hospital. Staff areas including reception
                                           desks, staff rooms and cloakrooms 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 Heart as their own Fairy Godmother.
                                           We never fail to be touched by the wonderful
                                           people who donate small and larger
                                           amounts. Thank you so much.
                                           Bill Stevenson, Editor
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