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Trove - Chairman's Comments - Jack
Morrish Solicitors - Virgin
Money Giving -All wrapped up in scarves
- Huddersfield Caravan Club -
Cabaret - Northowran
Event - Jocelyn's Run -Treasure
Hunt - Be a Trustee
Order Goodies - Who
Runs Take Heart? - Dates for your diary
- Music Night -
Cardiac Nurses - Collection
Boxes - Change of Address - Coffee
Promotional Stall in Jubilee Wing
A CREAM TEA IN HARROGATE ON 4th JUNE click
It’s that time of year again when I need to inform you
of our forthcoming Annual General Meeting.
year we have a small number of members who attend the AGM, but
we would like to see many more. Why not try to come along and
hear first hand about what we have done in the past year. There
is always an interesting subject about the work and new procedures
being used at the Yorkshire Heart Centre as well.
a pleasant evening and of course light nights and easy parking
if you are driving. Complimentary light refreshments are provided
and we have usually concluded by 9pm. Full details are on the
again can I appeal to any one who has some time to seriously
consider becoming a trustee of Take Heart. The charity needs
continuation as some of us (including myself) are not getting
any younger and we definitely need some ‘younger blood.’
Perhaps those who have either retired or semi retired would
have a little time to spare.
need to have people to continue our work to ensure Take Heart
can continue to operate on a voluntary basis and remain the
well loved charity that it is.
If you would like some information on what is involved please
give us a ring you won’t be under any obligation or pressure.
Treasurer keeps threatening to retire and would love to teach
someone the systems and work that he does! We also have a vacancy
for an assistant treasurer. Anyone out there with accounting
and book keeping skills? If so, please give us a ring.
think, you could join a team in helping to bring so much to
so many patients at the Yorkshire Heart Centre. It’s such
a rewarding and pleasant experience enjoyed by all our trustees
Colin Pullan MBE
audit of the account has now been completed so it`s that time
of the year to invite you to our AGM held at the LGI on Monday
the 6th of June. A copy of the auditors report will be available
at this meeting.
The amount of the donations for the period covered by this newsletter
have been tremendous. It is mostly down to legacies left to
the charity, we received a completed one for £56,727.00
and another for an interim payment of £50.000. This leaves
donations of £17,826.16 from other sources. I always say
in my letters to donors that without their generous donations
we wouldn`t be able to continue with our work but it is so true.
It is a sad time for Take Heart at the moment as we have just
lost our long time Assistant Treasurer – Jack Calvert.
As soon as he became a Trustee Jack volunteered for the job.
He was a tireless worker and took on many fund raising functions
as well as his work with me. For years he looked after the Christmas
Draw and I know that he and Brenda , his wife, spent many “happy”
hours splitting the tickets ready for the draw at the infirmary.
We used to sell about £12,000.00 worth of tickets (5 to
a book) so you can imagine what a long job that could be. He
will be missed.
A J McLean
A tribute to our Trustee and friend
who died on 24th April 2011
became involved with Take Heart in 1992 when he became
Assistant Treasurer. He held that post until 2010 when
he stood down because of ill health.
he still insisted on remaining a Trustee of our charity
and was still in service even up to his death.
During his Nineteen years of service with the Take heart
Charity, he ran our Christmas Draw for many years and
arranged many events such as Bowling competitions and
Cabaret evenings in various clubs helping to raise many
tens of thousands of pounds.
was a lovely man and totally dedicated in his work for
Take Heart. He was always at the front offering to do
will be so very much missed and he is a great loss to
with all the Trustees, I would like to offer my condolences
to Brenda and all the family. They should be very proud
of Jack for the wonderful work he did in helping many
thousands of patients at The Yorkshire Heart Centre
wrapped up in Scarves
Ms Lillian Phillips of Headingly has, over
the years, knitted hundreds of scarves for the benefit of Take
Heart. Her efforts have raised many hundreds of pounds by selling
them to friends and neighbours and supplying our stall.
I was pleased to meet Lillian at the LGI on the morning she
was to be admitted for a procedure and receive further funds
from her. She’s an amazing lady - 91 years young!
fame is world wide having knitted a scarf for the Pope, the
Dalai Lama and many other famous people.
asked me to say a big thank you to all her friends and neighbours
who have provided so much wool and helped with her sales sales.
She loves knitting and hopes to continue in supporting our Take
who is blind, has a wonderful sense of humour and showed this
as she cheerfully left to have her procedure at the Yorkshire
shows Lillian in front of our stall displaying one of her scarves
ALEA CASINO - 4 THE BOULEVARD
CLARENCE DOCK – LEEDS - LS10 1PZ
THURSDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2011 – 7.30pm
the very successful Cabaret Evening last year, by popular demand
there will be another evening of Music, Comedy and Nostalgia
at the same venue – for which we give grateful thanks
to the management of the Alea Casino.
evening will be compered by the wonderful Howard Lee and will
feature Alan Harris with “Hot Rhythm and Dynamite”
plus other fantastic supporting artists.
are priced at £10 and are available from:
JANET SILVERMAN (ORGANISER) - WARD 17 - 07702 051189/ 0113 3927117
P KAUFMAN - 414 SPEN LANE – LEEDS - LS16 6JF - 0113 2670767/07905
or THE TAKE HEART OFFICE - 0113 3922888
ALONG AND ENJOY A REALLY WONDERFUL EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT
Huddersfield District Association Caravan Club
Once again I was invited to the AGM of the Huddersfield District
Association Caravan Club and had great pleasure in accepting
a cheque for the sum of £515.99. This had been raised
over the past year by the members with various fund raising
events at caravan meets and club meetings.
cheque was presented to me by the chair of the club Mrs Lesley
Cobb and following the presentation, I was able to thank every
one and to tell them about the work of Take Heart over the past
shows Mrs Lesley Cobb making the presentation.
Children’s Centre Event
second from right and some of the many helpers at the event
of Cheque by (left to right) Mrs Maureen Stankiewicz and Mrs
A Take Heart day was held at the library organized by our members
Mrs Adele Illingworth and her mum, Mrs Maureen Stankiewicz who
had heart surgery at the Yorkshire Heart Centre. The event was
in appreciation of the wonderful care she received and they
were assisted by friends of the Northowram and Shelf Readers
chairman and I, together with our wives, went along to show
some support and we were amazed at the number of people passing
through, enjoying the games and buying all sorts of items, many
kindly donated by local businesses.
herself could not believe how well supported the event was and
how generous people were. We were all astounded when Adele came
along to the Yorkshire Heart Centre and presented us with a
cheque for the sum of £970. A big thank you to all involved
for all the hard work in helping to raise such a lovely amount.
RAN THE LONDON MARATHON FOR US
Jocelyn Payne ran the London Marathon in April. She did this
to raise money for Take Heart and her reasons are very moving.
A young friend of hers, Calum Wass, sadly passed away in the
summer of 2010 due to a heart condition. Calum's family highly
praised the support which Take Heart gave them over their very
Jocelyn ran the marathon in memory of Cal and to date has raised
the magnificient sum of £922.16 for Take Heart through
Thank you so much Jocelyn. It is heartbreaking to hear of events
like this although we take comfort from the fact that we were
able to help a little.
Hunt: 29th June – Details from Paul Kaufman on 0113 2670767/07905
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 new trustees.
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
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.
In the short space of time we have been with Virgin, we have
received thousands of pounds in donations and even better, Virgin
claim ‘Gift Aid’ for us from the Inland Revenue
and pay this extra amount to us with absolutely no hassle whatever.
This makes a tremendous difference – as an example, our
front page story about Jocelyn who ran the London Marathon for
us showed that she raised £922.16 for. The actual amount
donated was £755 and the rest was from Gift Aid so you
can see how much it means to the charity. Unlike nearly every
other collection site for charity on the internet, Virgin make
no charges to us apart from our initial signing up fee. Take
a bow Richard Branson!
Everything is made a lot easier these days by using the internet.
Go to our website at www.takeheart.net and you can join Take
Heart, make a donation with a simple click, order goodies from
our shop range, or sponsor someone like Jocelyn who is taking
part in an event to raise funds for Take Heart.
Trustee and Web Designer.
CHARITY MUSIC NIGHT
MUSIC THROUGH THE DECADES 50’s -80’s
INCLUDING SPECIAL GUEST MIND OF SAM
Outrageous Persuasionist Show
17th June 2011 @ Blenheim House - Batley Field Hill - Batley
- WF17 0BG
ALL PROFITS WILL BE SPLIT EQUALLY BETWEEN Macmillan Cancer Support
& Take Heart
Tickets £10 per person including Pie & Peas Supper
Text your name, address and how many tickets you require to
or e-mail [email protected]
show will not work without audience participation as it is essential
to the performance. Each show is different and will never be
the same as the one you have seen before. Volunteers must be
aged 18 years and over to participate in the show, you must
be of sound body and mind. By coming here tonight you are volunteering
to appear in the show doing so entirely at your own risk. I
give all volunteers my full respect therefore you will not be
asked or expected to do anything that is humiliating, degrading
or against your moral standards. At any time during the performance
you are entitled to refuse to continue and to stop taking part.
The show may be recorded for scientific and research purpose.
are always on the lookout for new and secondhand books
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 necessary.
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
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
Monday 6th June 2011
Trip to Southport
Sunday 12th June 2001
Walk in Roundhay Park
Sunday 4th September 2011
12 - 14 November
(To be arranged)
Saturday 3rd December
Eve Ward Round