...Making life better for Yorkshire Heart Patients


Lindsay Williams

On the 20th August, Lindsay is doing a SKY DIVE for us - WOW! This is from her Virgin Giving page:

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to Take heart charity. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

I would like to raise money for this charity as the efforts that Take Heart have applied to the Yorkshire Heart Centre helped my brothers long stay in Leeds General Infirmary more comfortable for him and our family visiting him. Last year on the 20th August my brother was admitted into Huddersfield Royal Infirmary with what was thought at the time to be a viral infection his symptoms then got worse and tests reviled he had Endocarditis which is an infection in the heart valve. He was treated with intervenes antibiotics which only had a slight impact on the infection. He was then moved to Leeds General Infirmary were they made the decision for him to have open heart surgery to remove the infected aortic valve and fit a new mechanical heart valve. My brother spent a further 7 weeks in hospital being treated.

Thanks to the wonderful work they do at the Yorkshire Heart Centre my brother is now well on the way to leading his normal active life again, it is this reason I wish to say thank you to Take Heart and in doing so raise funds so that you can carry on providing the excellent facilities at the LGI.