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Heart Questions? - Great North Run - Turkey
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with the printed version of this newsletter is our annual report which
gives you an outline of the progress of the charity over the past year.
of our members maybe be under the impression that our AGM isn’t
worth attending as the it is probably just another boring meeting. Believe
me this is not the case! The meeting not only gives more interesting
detail of the charity’s work but it is always followed by a talk
by at least one of the Yorkshire Heart Centre consultants which is always
year the talk was about the work of cardiac echo and also the piece
of equipment we are providing for this department. I think everyone
at the meeting was enthralled with this talk given by Consultant Dr
Dominik Schlosshan. A night which everyone enjoyed so maybe next year,
you might think about joining us at our AGM.
charity makes so much happen at the Yorkshire Heart Centre and we are
currently funding projects on Ward 16, Ward 18 and Ward 11 together
with other small projects. If you are able why not come along to one
of our coffee mornings in the hospital and hear more detail of our work
at the general meeting which follows. Just a reminder that we always
have a member of staff available if you wish to discuss any concerns
you might have.
contract with Hospedia which provides free bedside television is working
well and patients now have added TV channels and a very much appreciated
new service which allows patients to make free outgoing calls to 01,
02 and 03 landline numbers.
close my comments a big thank you to you all for continuing with your
generous donations your fund raising efforts and remembering us in so
many ways. It is going to be a tough year but you can count on us to
make every penny count to support our work
Colin Pullan MBE
of all I would like to thank everyone who wrote to me with regard to
the query I had in the last newsletter about the donation I had received
from a Mr Andrew Poughton. I found out that the James Cook was a Hospital
in Middleborough, but the reason for the donation still remains a mystery.
Thank you all once more.
a busy time of the year for me at the moment as I am receiving all the
money from the sponsored walk and whilst I like to think I can acknowledge
all the donations, I can`t for various reasons, usually no details of
addresses. We do our best however, and I can only apologise in advance
if you don`t hear from me with a thank you note.
next time I write it will be for the Christmas Newsletter, and despite
it only being September when I`m writing this it will be upon us before
we know it. With this in mind I would just like to mention two little
things to do. The first one is with regard to the sending of cards.
Quite a few people are sending a donation in lieu of sending cards but
for it to go onto the donations listings which will be sent out immediately
after the Christmas Draw which this year falls on the 3rd of December.
To get your Christmas greeting in the newsletter we will need to know
by the 14th of November which is my date for cut off to be included
in the newsletter. The second little thing is connected to the Christmas
Draw tickets we send out. We do make mistakes and send them to people
who don`t want them, but if you are one of these people, please don`t
send them back as we have to pay any postage due plus a one pound handling
charge. Last year these returns cost us just short of £100.00
A J McLean
HALL OF FAME
the year, these magnificent people have performed sponsored events for
Take Heart. Running marathons, swimming, running across a continent,
jumping out of aeroplanes – you name it, they’ve done it!
all have a story to tell about why they have done what they have done,
but it’s all tied in with gratitude to the exceptional care provided
by the Yorkshire Heart Centre in Leeds General Infirmary and to Take
Heart for making life just a little more comfortable and bearable while
they, or their loved ones were being treated.
signed up to Virgin Giving and, together with other donations through
that source have raised collectively this year to date, the magnificent
sum of £6851.50.
each and every one who has contributed, an enormous thank you.
Trustee and web site manager
2011 Sponsored Walk
4th September was kind to us as usual. Sunshine interspersed with occasional
near-rain, kept the temperature absolutely ideal for our 23rd Sponsored
Walk in the beautiful setting of Roundhay Park in Leeds.
Although the numbers walking were slightly down on last year, several
hundred turned up to walk around the park to raise much needed money
for our charity. Men, women, children and dogs joined in, making a tremendous
atmosphere for the day. Our stalls in the Mansion were kept busy and
the day returned a satisfying amount of money. Full details will be
published soon when our treasurer has added everything up!
On this day of all days, it is gratifying and humbling to see the esteem
in which our charity is held by walkers, many of whom are ex-patients
and relatives of patients of the Yorkshire Heart Centre, clearly celebrating
the fact that they have been given a life extension by the skills and
expertise of the YHC staff.
Most of the trustees of Take Heart, who are all volunteers, are in this
position as well. Long may we all continue to be able to make a difference
for the patients and staff of the Yorkshire Heart Centre.
here for the photographs
of the walk.
A little note from one of our walkers:
few weeks ago I completed the 23rd annual walk for Take heart. I always
look forward to finishing and receiving my medal then I always make
a point of thanking all those who have sponsored me.
On going to see a friend who sponsored me for the first time, she said
“Sally you have made my Day.” After a few hugs and kisses,
I bid her farewell and as I walked away the words from the old song
came to me “It’s the little things that mean a lot.”
My thanks to Take heart - you mean a lot to me.
addition to dozens of TV channels provided free by Take Heart on the
bedside TV’s of every Heart patient, we now provide free national
Landline telephone calls on the bedside phones as well. One more expense
you don’t have to worry about!
used to spend my time trying to remember what I was supposed to be doing
so I decided to write down everything. Now I spend most of my time trying
to remember where I’ve put the pieces of paper.
A doctor examining a woman who had been rushed to the A&E, took
the husband aside, and said, 'I don't like the looks of your wife at
'Me neither doc,' said the husband. 'But she's a great cook and really
good with the kids.'
A man is recovering from surgery when the nurse appears and asks him
how he is feeling.
'I'm O. K.. But I didn't like the four-letter-word the doctor used in
surgery,' he answered.
'What did he say,' asked the nurse.
ANY HEART QUESTIONS?
you any questions about cardiology you would like answering professionally?
Dr Dominik Schlosshan, Consultant Cardiologist, will be pleased to answer
them if you write in to the Take Heart office here in Leeds General
Infirmary. Or e-mail them to [email protected]
Please note that Dr Schlosshan cannot reply to you personally –
questions and answers will be published in the Take Heart newsletter
and on our website www.takeheart.net.
to Hannah Law, specialist Cardiac Physiologist who took part in the
Great North Run on September 18th. She completed the course in a fantastic
2 hours and 10 minutes, raising over £150.00 for Take Heart.
thanks Hannah – what a wonderful time!
TURKEY AND TINSEL WEEKEND
11th - Monday 14 November 2011
Bay Trecarn Hotel - Torquay
anyone would like to join us on this weekend there are a few twin and
double rooms available.
cost of the weekend is £137.00 per person and includes three nights
dinner bed & breakfast.
rooms are en-suite with central heating, telephone, colour TV/radio,
tea and coffee making facilities. There is a free bar each evening.
There are also visits to Brixham, Dartmouth and Plymouth and if you
wish, a Remembrance Day service in the local church on Sunday.
at Leeds – Pudsey – Bradford – Morley
interested please contact Mrs Maureen Robinson on 0113 2565479 for full
details or to make a booking
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
11 - 14 November
Saturday 3rd December
Eve Ward Round