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Trove - Chairman's
Comments - Thank
Morrish Solicitors - Virgin
Money Giving - Jack Calvert
us your stamps - Cabaret - - Be
a Trustee - A
super football donation
Appreciation - Headingley Rotary Club - Coffee
Morning - SMILE
Salvation Army - Colourful ECG's
- Southport Outing
New Scanner Handover - Cream
Tea - Lidos - Turkey
Goodies - Who Runs Take Heart? - Dates
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Cardiac Nurses - Collection Boxes
- Change of Address - Coffee
Promotional Stall in Jubilee Wing
- "We are Take Heart
Would you like to help Take Heart raise funds? Our 23rd sponsored walk
is on the 4th September in Roundhay Park and we would really like to
see you and as many friends and family as possible. Over the years,
the walk has raised tens of thousands of pounds.
have two main events over the year and this is one of them. People come
together, old friends meet, have a laugh and a chat and generally enjoy
the day. Please come along to this beautiful park and get a little exercise.
Bring the children and the dog if you like and have a lovely day out.
It isn’t a strenuous walk – you can walk as little or as
much as you want – one mile or twelve miles – it’s
up to you.
people raise some lovely amounts by getting sponsors either through
work, or family, friends and neighbours. Some people just do the walk
and ‘sponsor themselves.’ Don’t forget, you get a
commemorative medal for walking! Some people have told me that they
don’t come to the walk because they are retired, not working,
live on their own, are unable to do a walk – well why not come
along, say hello to our trustees and cheer on those who are doing the
walk. It’s a really good atmosphere.
the day is inconvenient or you are on holiday or working, you may do
the walk any day. Just return your sponsor form with a covering note
and we will post your medal out. Even if you are on holiday, you can
do the walk anywhere in the world….
or two of the Cardiac Consultants from the Yorkshire Heart Centre have
agreed to do the walk for those who are unable. Full details are enclosed
with this newsletter.
forward to seeing you on the 4th September. Registration starts at 9.30
at the Mansion and the walk starts at 11am.
regards to you all.
Colin Pullan MBE
I need your help. In the middle of May I received a cash donation of
£186.00 with nothing with it except a short note which read Andrew
Poughton – James Cook, Middlesbrough. I would presume the James
Cook refers to an address or the name of a building in Middlesbrough
but apart from that “I Know Nothing”.
Does anyone know anything about this donation? I can be contacted by
writing to our Take Heart office on F.Floor, Yorkshire Heart Centre,
Jubilee Building, Leeds General Infirmary, LS1 3EX.
On a separate subject now. We have two gentlemen who collect and sell
used postage stamps on behalf of the charity. I have been asked to trmind
people that if they are sending used stamps to these two gentlemen would
they please ensure the correct postage is used as they are having to
I have been having some problems with the internet payments. Over the
past couple of years we have received payments via the internet. We
first of all used Charity Choice but the problem with them is they provided
little information so we ended up having to write to the donors to find
out what the donations were for. Then we went onto paypal who were a
little better but not quite what we needed so now we are with Virgin
money giving who give us a lot of information and even look after the
gift aid as and when appropriate. Their website is a little difficult
to get into so please bear with me if your donation hasn`t been shown
on the donations lists. I am getting there if only slowly.
A J McLean
A presentation to Take Heart before our AGM was a donation by Mrs Lillian
Phillips from the sale of scarves for the sum of £400.00. We ran
an article about Lillian in our last newsletter and she again thanked
all her friends and neighbours for help in donating wool and selling
Colin Pullan, MBE
the start of our Annual General Meeting, I presented Mrs Brenda Calvert
Daughter in Law, Mrs Cath Calvert with a plaque in appreciation of the
service given to Take Heart by our late Trustee, Mr Jack Calvert.
was a devoted Trustee and served from 1992 until his death in 2011.
Those present showed their respect by holding a minutes silence and
offering its sympathy to Brenda and family.
Cunningham, a lifelong Leeds United supporter, was at home listening
to the final match of the 2009-10 season at which Leeds gained promotion.
A few minutes after the final whistle, Donald suffered a massive heart
attack and was rushed in to St. James before being transferred to Ward
7 in the LGI. Sadly Donald passed away several days later. Whilst at
the LGI, Donald’s widow and son were able to benefit from some
of the facilities ‘Take Heart’ provide, and wanted to support
the charity in the future.
His widow and son contacted Leeds United and asked if they could donate
something in Donald’s memory. They agreed and provided a football
signed by the members of the promotion winning squad. Mrs Cunningham
and son Darren have given the football to Take Heart to use for fund
This football will be auctioned at the Cabaret Evening in September
and hopefully will be presented to the winning bidder by Wendy Cunningham
and her son Darren.
We thank Donald’s family for this wonderful gesture and wish them
well for the future.
the start of our Annual General Meeting Mr Terry Hardaker and his son
Glen presented a cheque to Take Heart for the sum of £3100.00
which had been raised by many friends and family together with business
and other organisations.
was in appreciation of the care given to Glen following many months
he spent as a patient in the Yorkshire Heart Centre. When handing over
the cheque, Terry spoke of the wonderful care given to his son and he
thanked Take Heart for providing comfortable surroundings and the many
facilities which they used during his son’s illness. His son Glen
then spoke of his gratitude for all the loving care he had received
and also thanked Take Heart.
shows Terry and Glen Presenting the cheque
Headingley Rotary Club
gave me great pleasure to go along to a meeting of the Headingley Rotary
Club in May and give a talk to the members about the work of Take Heart
and a little about the Yorkshire Heart Centre.
the meeting I was presented with a cheque for the sum of £1557.00
by Mr Monty Reid the retiring President being donations for Take Heart
- his chosen charity for his year in office.
thanks to Monty and the Headingley Rotary Club for their many efforts
in raising this generous donation.
shows Mr Monty Reid presenting the cheque
Mrs Rose Sturdy of Baildon, held a coffee morning with Tombola and various
stalls and with the help of family and friends Mrs Sturdy was able to
raise the sum of £300 for Take Heart.
It was donated in appreciation of the care and attention Mrs Sturdy
received from Mr Kay and his team.
Our picture shows Mrs Sturdy and her team of helpers.
(photo Mrs Sturdy and her team of helpers)
you are dissatisfied
And would like to go back to your youth,
Think of Algebra.
You know you are getting old when
Everything either dries up or leaks.
We all get heavier as we get older,
because there's a lot more information in our heads.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Heart have recently redecorated and supplied pictures for both the adult
and children’s ECG rooms in the Yorkshire Heart Centre. The children’s
ones are particularly good as, with the help of the technicians, they
distract attention away from the sometimes intimidating wires and equipment
Although we started out on a nice morning, before our arrival in Southport,
the weather got really nasty with wind and rain which sadly carried
on all day. However, the members of Take Heart were not to be downhearted
and all seemed to enjoy good company amongst friends, visiting local
hostelries, cafes, shopping and enjopying a good meal.
the best of days out we have enjoyed, but we certainly got some good
sea air and made the best of another day out.
big thank you to Mrs Edith McLean whoo did all the work in organising
the coaches and making sure everyone was on board at the right place
and all our driveres for a nioce journey.
OF THE NEW SCANNER
Some of the Take Heart Trustees were on hand at the inauguration of
the new £55,000.00 Phillips Cardiac Ultrasound Scanner, provided
by Take Heart. This is a portable machine that can be taken to the wards,
coronary care, intensive care and catheter labs. It is used to scan
sick patients who are unable to come to the department or for whom moving
them from their bed on to trolleys would be very uncomfortable. The
scanner will be used by doctors and cardiac physiologists in the Yorkshire
Heart Centre to scan patients with heart problems. Primarily its use
would be for acute patients with suspected life threatening heart problems
or post pacemaker implant / angioplasty / electrophysiology / ablation
“We are very grateful to Take Heart for this specialist hi-tech
piece of equipment which will make a tremendous difference to patients
who may find it difficult to leave their hospital beds to attend the
clinic for a heart scan,” said Dr Dominik Schlosshan, pictured
here with the trustees.
wife and I, together with our treasurer Alex McLean and his wife went
along to Harrogate where some members had laid on a Cream Tea in aid
of Take Heart.
were really looking forward to sampling the wares, but the event had
proved so popular, by the time we arrived, they had run out of cream
– so we had to have our strawberries without the cream! What a
great hardship eh?
event was so successful it amazed the organiser Mrs Hilary Sylvester
who was helped by her husband John and family and friends. Hilary organised
the event to say thank you for the wonderful care she received at the
Yorkshire Heart Centre and the facilities provided by Take Heart.
thanks to everyone who worked on the day and to the local community
who gave such marvellous support. The event raised the lovely sum of
Colin Pullan, MBE
again Lidos gave us a very warm welcome when we accepted an invitation
to watch a performance of the musical “The Bad Girls.”
a very enjoyable evening and a superb performance our treasurer, Alec
McLean and I were invited back stage to receive a cheque for the sum
have being marvellous supporters of Take Heart for a long time and have
made donations of many thousands of pounds in appreciation of care given
to a long serving member of Lidos, Mr Alan Smith and other members who
have had care at the Yorkshire Heart Centre.
you do much Lidos.
need new trustees to help run our Charity – in fact, we have vacancies
for six at the moment.
trustees are vital to Take Heart and you would find the commitment and
work involved very satisfying. Many of you enjoy a better life style,
given to you by the surgeons and staff at the LGI, so can you repay
them by supporting your charity and consider being a trustee?
work of being a trustee isn’t demanding. We hold a number of committee
meetings (approximately one a month) and other activities we undertake
include our promotional stall in the reception area of the hospital
selling various items, coffee mornings, collecting days, newsletters
plus many other items to promote Take Heart.
of the six vacancies we have at present, it becomes hard on the other
trustees to cover all the various activities, so this is why we need
the work is voluntary and unpaid but we are fortunate in having the
commitment of everyone to ensure the continuation of the worthwhile
function of the charity.
AGM is in June so why not think seriously about becoming a trustee?
The Chairman and any other trustee would be willing to talk to you about
what is involved and if necessary arrange for a visit to one of our
committee meetings – without any obligation whatever.
have we got your attention on this very important message?
you going to volunteer as a trustee?
consider this seriously and if you feel you could consider being a trustee,
please contact us. The closing date for applications is June 1st 2011.
If you do not wish to be involved as a trustee, would you still like
to be involved as a volunteer to help in various functions?
VIRGIN MONEY GIVING
Take Heart recently changed its method of accepting donations and sponsorship
on the internet by signing up with Virgin Money Giving and this is proving
to be an excellent move. To donate any amount of money, please click
the Virgin icon above.
have also signed up with Vodafone who kindly allow any mobile
phone to make a donation of up to £10 by text message to Take
Heart. For example, to donate £3.00, simply text 70070
with the following message: TAKE44 3 (TAKE44 is our
code for Take Heart and the 3 is the amount you donate.) There is an
immediate reply text to you to say thank you. Vodafone charge us nothing
for this service and every penny comes to Take Heart.
are always on the lookout for new and secondhand books to sell
on our stalls. If you would like to donate any books, please
give me a ring on 01924 383646 or e-mail us at [email protected]
Books should be in new or very clean condition since they may
be used within the hospital setting. We can collect them if
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
the banner above to have a look
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
YOU HELP TO RUN THE CHARITY AS A TRUSTEE?
ORDER 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 here.
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 in Roundhay Park
Sunday 4th September 2011
11 - 14 November
Saturday 3rd December
Eve Ward Round