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LIST FOR THIS PERIOD
Treasurer's Trove - Chairman's
Comments - Morrish
Whitby Trip - Lidos
- Emma Telford - St Lukes
- New Appts
- Waitrose - Who is
this? - Tombola Prizes
Order Goodies - Who Runs
Take Heart? - Dates for your diary
Cardiac Nurses - Collection
Boxes - Change of Address
Ikea - Coffee Mornings
- Promotional Stall in Jubilee Wing
How you get your newsletter!
of you won't know that after I have completed and banked the monies
from the various forms of donations, I also compile the donations
list for the newsletter and website. At Take Heart, we pride ourselves
on the fact that most of the donations are acknowledged in one
form or another. I say most, because sometimes it is very difficult
to do so and in some instances, the person who is giving the donation
doesn't always want recognition. I have just received a donation
for £100 from a Mrs Rose Hovet. It was in cash and in a
small brown envelope and was just pushed under the office door
with no other information. If anyone does know Mrs Hovet or if
she reads this, then I would appreciate it if you would supply
me with Mrs Hovet's address so I can acknowledge it.I would also
like to know what it was for - just a general donation, or is
it in memory of someone.
months have seemed to have gone by quickly again and soon the
sponsored walk will be upon us. Thinking about this makes me stop
and wonder how generous everyone is by continuing to support us
year after year in all we do. Thank you all very much.
A J McLean,
It's that time of year again when I would ask you to support our
annual sponsored walk if you are able.
you will be well aware, times are difficult and your charity needs
as much support as we can get, so please - if you can only get
a little sponsorship, your efforts will be so very much appreciated.
Don't forget if you are unable to walk, why not ask a family member
or friend if they would like to walk on your behalf?
thousands of our members have benefitted from the services of
the Yorkshire Heart Centre over the years - the improvements and
support your charity has made over the years is immense, so maybe
you would like to help us continue our work by supporting our
walk at this time.
generousity and support over th years is why Take Heart is so
successful so if you can, please do come along on Sunday
5th September 2010. Hope to see you there.
our AGM, your annual report about the performance of Take Heart
will be enclosed in your next newsletter and published on the
best wishes to you all.
Colin Pullan MBE
RUNS TAKE HEART?
you ever wondered who the people are behind Take Heart and responsible
for the day to day running of our charity - well, click
here to find out
APPOINTMENTS WITHIN THE TRUSTEES
McGawley has been appointed Deputy Chairperson
Kaufman has been appointed Secretary
Kaufman has been appointed Membership Secretary
HOW YOU GET YOUR NEWSLETTER
the Trustees and Volunteers of Take Heart provide their services
and time completely free of charge and for this we are very proud.
You can therefore rest assured that any money donated will go
to the purpose for which it was given. Just occasionally, we feel
that these stalwart folk deserve some recognition, so here's a
picture of just some of the people responsible for packing this
months newsletters and leaflets into the addressed envelopes ready
for posting. Thanks folks!
click on the photo to enlarge
MESSAGE FOR ALL TAKE HEART MEMBERS
members are aware of the Take Heart web site (www.takeheart.net)
which I’m delighted to say is proving very popular with
lots of people accessing it for information about our wonderful
I am soon to start another website funded by Take Heart - this
time for the Yorkshire Heart Centre. The site will be www.yorkshireheartcentre.com.
The Centre is one of the foremost institutions of its kind in
the country and we want to tell everyone about it. I have been
a patient there on several occasions and without being melodramatic,
owe my life to the fantastic dedication of the staff. In discussions
with the senior staff of the Centre, we would like to document
everything which goes on there and I need your help because we
want to provide a website which contains feedback from patients.
We would like to know your views on the Yorkshire Heart Centre,
based around a Patient Survey. In the first instance, I would
be grateful if you would let us know what kind of questions you
think should be asked of both new and old patients. The questions
should be geared towards providing answers which will help staff
know if they are doing things right and where things could be
improved. Your feedback will be passed on to the Clinical Director
We hope that the eventual web site will not only publicise the
Yorkshire Heart Centre, but will be a useful tool for those patients
who are about to be admitted, hopefully allaying fears at what
is a stressful time in their lives.
Please e-mail replies to [email protected] or use ‘snail
Survey, Take Heart Office,
F Floor, Jubilee Building, The General Infirmary, LEEDS, LS1 3EX
Bill Stevenson – Trustee and Web
TRIP TO WHITBY
June 13th was the date of our annual day trip this year, our chosen
venue being Whitby on the East coast.
The popularity of Whitby was reflected in the fact that it required
five buses. Two set off from Pudsey, one from Morley, two from
Leeds, one of which picked up members and friends from Bradford.
It was a dry start to the day and our first port of call was Pickering
where we were able to sample some refreshment before continuing
our journey to Whitby. Sadly the weather deteriorated and it wasn’t
long before there were showery outbursts but it didn’t dampen
our spirits and we all took advantage of the sea air which whetted
our appetites and led us to think of fish and chips! Everyone
seemed to enjoy the day and it was a good opportunity to meet
old friends and make new ones.
The passengers voted on next years destination and Southport was
the overall winner. Our thanks to Maureen and Arthur Robinson
for organising our day which was much appreciated by all.
Clifford Briggs, Trustee
SPOKES CORRIDOR AND EMMA TELFORD
Heart have just completed another major project in out-patients
on E Floor Jubilee Wing. Hopefully,m this will make visits to
this department, often at an anxious time, a more comfortable
very long waiting area has been completely refurbished with new
flooring, lighting and furnishings and we have also funded new
furnishings for two consulting rooms.
arranging this project, I was contacted by Miss Emma Telford,
BA, who is a professional photographer. She kindly offered the
use of her portfolio for the Yorkshire Heart Centre for the care
given to a family member who was a patient in the Centre.
also agreed to go out on location to take photographs of Yorkshire
scenes. Many of these are now displayed along the corridor as
far as the ECG waiting area.
has also done photographs for a new waiting area and day room
on Ward 19, both of which have been refurbished recently by Take
Heart. I was pleased to show Emma and her family around and say
a big thank you.
you would like to look at her work, you can do so on Facebook:
Emma Louise Telford (lighthouse em)
the banner above to have a look
again, I was invited to go along to St Lukes to receive a cheque
for the sum of £300 which was raised by members of the church,
mainly through donations of change and raffles.
of the members there have been patients in the Centre and have
benefitted from the many facilities provided by Take Heart.
total over the years, the group have raised the trmemdous amount
of £10,600.00 and most of the organising and collections
have been done by Mr and Mrs Neville and Jean Jackson for which
I would like to say a big thank you.
shows the group with Jean holding the plaque and Neville seated.
pic shows Simon Field, Chairman Lidos, Alan Smith, Treasurer Lidos,
Colin, Edith McLean and Alec
Colin, and I, together with our wives were invited to the Carriageworks
Theatre in Millenium Square to see the LIDOS production of The
Little Shop of Horrors. It`s about,....but no, I better not tell
you the story otherwise it would spoil your enjoyment of it. All
I can say is that once more we were entertained professionally
by a team of very talented amateurs. By the time you read this
it will be too late to go see the show this time but LIDOS have
two more shows in the offing which I recommend that you go to
The first show is called 'That`s Entertainment' and contains the
songs from the West End and Broadway Theatres. It is on from Thursday
the 23rd September to Saturday the 25th September. The next show
is the pantomime, 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and is on from the
13th January 2011 to the 22nd of January 2011. Take the family
to enjoy plenty of singalongs, booing and hissing, cheering and
clapping in this exhilarating ride through Jack`s adventures.
Both these shows will be at the Carriageworks Theatre and can
be booked at the box office number 0113 224 3801. Tickets for
'That`s Entertainment' can be booked now and for the pantomime
LIDOS support Take Heart so let`s support them. We have recently
received a fantastic donation of £1000 from them
Alec McLean, Treasurer
Take Heart being nominated by customers and staff of Waitrose
of Otley as one of the charities to benefit from a monthly fundraising
effort in support of local charities, I was pleased to go along
and receive a cheque for the sum of £477.11.
would like to thank customers and staff for this lovely donation
which will help us in our continued work at the Yorkshire Heart
Centre - with a special 'thank you' to the charities committee
Colin, Eve Fford and Mags Bulman
is Phil Murgatroyd. He's an ex patient of the Yorkshire Heart
Centre and has just raised a great deal of money for Take Heart.
all about him here
Morrish and Co. Solicitors
As Honorary Solicitors, Morrish Solicitors LLP offers free initial
legal advice to our members and their families. To seek advice
telephone Tom Morrish (Yeadon Office) on Leeds 0113 250 7792.or
Charlotte Bandawe (City Centre) on 0113 245 0733 or Charles Clough
(Pudsey Office) on Leeds 0113 257 0523
TAKE HEART GOODIES ONLINE
now have facilities to take orders for the Take Heart merchandise
online. You may pay with your Visa, Mastercard or Debit Card.
The system is secure and we never have sight of credit card details
can now even become a member of Take Heart online. Have a look
now - you can order the merchandise here.
If you prefer the old fashioned way, you can still order them
by 'snail' Mail from the Take Heart Office.
FOR YOUR DIARY
Walk Roundhay Park
Sunday 5th September 2010
12 to 14 November 2010
Saturday 4th December 2010
Friday 24th December 2010
Saturday 5th February 2011
Available on Leeds
0113 392 5645(Medical)
0113 302 5646(Surgical)
0113 392 5647(Surgical)
If you require a collection box, or your collection box needs
empting. Contact Jack Calvert on 01274
Or the Take Heart
Office on 0113 392 2888
you are able to donate any tombola prizes for the Sponsored Walk
stalls, please contact me on 0113 267 0767, or through the Take
you in anticipation for your generous support.
be sure to let us have full details if you move house so that
we can keep our data base up to
date for posting out newsletters etc
2010 COLLECTION DATES
collection dates are Saturday and Sunday
AUGUST 14th AND 15th
OCTOBER 16th AND 17th
NOVEMBER 27th AND 28th
These are held in Leeds General
Jubilee Wing on F Floor adjacent to the Take Heart Office
from 10am - 12 noon
Take the lift to F Floor - turn left towards Ward 14
and we're first on the left
is welcome - please drop in for a coffee and a chat
Saturday 14th August 2010
The coffee mmornings are followed by a short
Meeting outlining the current work of our charity.
In Jubilee Wing
promotional stall is in the Reception Area of the
Jubilee Wing every Friday.
We desperately need volunteers to help us run this stall
- can you help?
so, please click here
moved a little.... We're round the corner from the hospital Flower/Card/Refreshment
Shop in the Reception area)