...Making life better for Yorkshire Heart Patients
August 2009



Treasurer's Trove - Chairman's Comments - Morrish - Annual Trip
Order Goodies - Bowls - Ward 19 - Used Stamps - Barnfield
Turkey and Tinsel - Christmas Cards - Sponsored Walk - Letters
Cardiac Nurses - Collection Boxes - Change of Address - Diary
Ikea - Coffee Mornings - Promotional Stall in Jubilee Wing

This is the new style medal with which was presented to those who completed the Take Heart Sponsored Walk on 6th September




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Treasurer's Trove

Is the Credit Crunch affecting us – well yes it is. It is showing in the amount of our donations but this is to be expected. People have other priorities at the moment specially those who have been made redundant – it is a very hard time.

Over the past year or so we have been receiving donations via the internet and it is amazing how quickly this method of payment has grown. I still have little problems with it as I`m not a computer whiz kid however we are getting there slowly. There is no problem with the donation getting to the right account it is mainly the reason for the donation that we have trouble with, but we think we have solved the problem so just bear with us.

Its funny how methods of payments are being changed, I was in a store the other day with a cheque book in my hand when I was told by one of the salesmen that I couldn`t pay by that method, fortunately we had a business account so I was able to buy now and pay later. Personally I can`t see how this is a better method, I never asked if I could pay cash. I don`t think you can pay by cheque at M & S. I think this is to stop theft and fraud. Makes you wonder if it will be worth having a cheque book soon, or cash. Everyone will have to pay by card which in my opinion seem to be the easiest item to copy.

Sorry we didn`t see a lot of you at the AGM in June, but we will be sending out a financial report in the near future.

A J McLean,


Dear Friends

As you will gather it is that time of the year again when we send out our sponsor forms and especially this year your efforts to take part would be greatly appreciated so do please try to take part.

This year of course is quite special as we are celebrating our 20th Birthday and to promote our Charity we are to have a stand on the week commencing Monday 10th August right through to Sunday 16th August every day except Wednesday 12th August. The stand is situated in the Reception Area of the Jubilee Wing the stand will be manned by Trustees and volunteers so if you are in Leeds or fancy a trip to Leeds why not pop in and say Hello. Of course on the Saturday it is our Coffee Morning in the Seminar Room 10-00am to 12-00am so come along and have a cuppa and cake with us.

Starting that week we are running a Celebration Draw with outstanding prizes so come along and have a ticket. First prize is a hand made rocking horse worth £1500.00, second prize is a theatre weekend in London and the third prize an indoor golfing session at the Golf Café Bar Leeds.

Our Roof Garden has just been decorated and you might like to come along and have a look, the garden is open weather permitting and is extremely popular with patients, relatives and staff with panoramic views over Leeds (F Floor)

To close my comments I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for supporting Take Heart over the last 20 years, please carry on helping the Charity make so much difference throughout the Yorkshire Heart Centre.

Colin Pullan MBE

Morrish and Co, Solicitors

Morrish and Co Solicitors offer a free initial advice service to Take Heart members – Contact 0113 250 7792 (Tom Morrish – Yeadon) 0113 245 0733 ( Zoe Nicholson –Leeds) or 0113 257 0523 (Charles Clough –Pudsey)


We 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.

You 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 George Harrison 22 South View Rothwell LS26 0NT

Bill Stevenson

Take Heart Annual Trip Sunday 14th July

Our destination this year was Llandudno North Wales. Four coaches picked up Take Heart members and friends at various places, Pudsey Bradford Leeds and Morley.

In total approximately180 people enjoyed a pleasant journey to Llandudno and stopped for a coffee break at the Chester Motorway services where we all meet up. Luckily Llandudno bus station is only a short walk from the town centre and promenade and I guess people were beginning to feel a little hungry and when off to find their chosen place to eat.

Llandudno is quite famous for its pier which is easily reached by strolling along the promenade. There is always plenty of activity on the pier and it offers good views of the Great Orme which I understand the top was visited by some of our colleagues, I don’t know whether they walked up or took the cable car either way, I am sure they would be rewarded with some lovely views

I am told that some of our party enjoyed a traditional afternoon tea before returning to the coach station. Soon we were homeward bound having had a lovely day out and we would like to thank Maureen and Arthur for arranging our day out and ordering sunshine. I guess we are all looking forward to next years visit to the East Coast at Whitby 2010.

Cliff Briggs


Take Heart Challenge Cup Sunday 16th August 2009

Take Heart v Rawdon Bowling Club at Horton Park (Bradford)

Lets hope the weather will be fine.

Anyone who would like to bowl in the Take Heart Team, please contact me on 01274 882034

J Calvert


This ward is now the admissions ward for the Yorkshire Heart Centre and is extremely busy.

Take Heart have funded projects of a new waiting room and day room and most of the work is nearing completion.

As most of the ECG machines were in constant use and at times staff were waiting for a machine, so Take Heart have donated a new ECG machine which has made a great difference. I was asked by all the staff to say a big thank you.

Photo shows members of staff with the new machine
L/R Darren Barton, Janine Gill, CP Sarah Robson and Kath Horner


Many of you will know of Glenys Hincliffe, one of our members, who for quite a long time now has sold stamps on eBay and raised many hundreds of pounds for Take Heart. Due to circumstances beyond her control, Glenys is no longer able to do this and so I must ask you not to send any more stamps into the office.

If there is anyone who would like to continue this form of fundraising either on eBay or any other way, please get in touch with me at the office and I will pass your details along to Glenys who will be happy to give advice where possible.

In the meantime, our grateful thanks to Glenys for all she has done for our charity

Pat Harrison, Secretary


The residents of Barnfield Housing Association, Dewsbury enjoy fundraising and then choosing charities to benefit from their efforts. Recently I was asked to go along to receive a cheque for £150-00 which was half of their recent collection of £300-00 the other £150-00 having been given to the Cardiac Unit at Dewsbury Hospital.

The photo shows Joan Crabtree, the Scheme Manager together with myself receiving the cheque from Janet Fahey and her husband, Paul (both members if Take Heart)

My grateful thanks to the residents for their warm welcome-and coffee- and for their kind support of our charity which is so very much appreciated. Keep up the good work folks.

Pat Harrison, Secretary


This year we have a choice of two cards.”Winter Flowers” size 150mm x 150mm and “Festive Collage” size 215mm x 150mm (limited stock). Both cards come in packs of 10 at£3-25 per pack plus 75p per pack for postage and packing.

You can order them by mail or directly online here. Availability will not be until August, but if you wish to send your orders in early I will despatch them as soon as possible. Please forward your order to George Harrison, 22 South View, Rothwell, LS26 0NT together with cheque to cover made out to Take Heart.
I hope you will continue to support us.

George Harrison


Here we are “Turkey and Tinsel” time again and for a change we will be going north to St Bees on the Solway Firth coast within a short drive of the beautiful Lake District.

We will be staying at Seacote Hotel which borders on a sandy beach with a panoramic view of the sea.

All bedrooms are en-suite with telephone TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Lift to all floors. Evening entertainment with “Turkey and Tinsel” package.

Price;- £101-00 per person (2 nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast)

There is no extra charge for Single Rooms.

There will be a visit to the Lake District on the Saturday and to a “Remembrance Day Service” on the Sunday.

Unfortunately (due to the Credit Crunch) it is a little bit more expensive than last year.

Please contact me on 0113 256 5479 for further details and to make a booking.

Maureen Robinson


As you are all aware we still have some stalls at the sponsored walk and for some of these we have all the items for sale. However one of the popular stalls ie the Tombola does need prizes for the draw. If you would like to give a prize or prizes suitable for this stall to support your charity, please contact Stephanie Kauffman on 0113 267 0767

Many thanks


From Ray and Pat Marshall, Mirfield

Sirs and Madam

What an excellent Tea Dance last Saturday. Super venue, the Queens did us proud with the Buffet. Manhattan Sound was just great plus the Cabaret.

Thanks to all concerned and a big thank you to Pam Wilson and all who helped with the Celebration on the day.

On behalf of my wife and myself thanks again.

Kind regards
Ray and Pat


Dear Sir

Our grandson Aaron aged 8 being a keen walker decided he would like to do the Tree Peaks Walk, so granddad Michael who has done it several times suggested we do it as a family, Aaron, his mum Fran and myself managed to do two out of the three whilst Granddad and Aarons dad, Andrew completed all three in eight and half hours taking forty five minutes off their previous best time.

As it is Michaels 60th birthday this year and also the eleventh anniversary of his heart by pass operation at the LGI we thought it would be nice to raise some money for Take Heart, so our family, friends and work colleagues sponsored us.

Enclosed is a Cheque for £65-00. We look forward to supporting Take Heart in the future, as we have several times before.

Yours faithfully
Maxine Steptoe


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 882 034
Or the Take Heart Office on 0113 392 2888


Please 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


Monday 10th August to Sunday 16th August but not on WEDNESDAY 12th AUGUST

Sunday September 6th

Friday/Sunday, November 6th/8th

Saturday, December 5th

Ward visits

Newsletter Closing Dates

October Monday, September 28th
December Monday, November 16th


All collection dates are Saturday and Sunday
July 25th and 26th
September 19th and 20th
November 28th and 29th


These are held in Leeds General Infirmary in
Jubilee Wing on F Floor adjacent to the Take Heart Office
from 10am - 12 noon

Everyone is welcome - please drop in for a coffee and a chat

Saturday August 15th
Saturday November 21st
Saturday February 20th 2010

Promotional Stall

On the following Fridays in Jubilee Wing

In our last Newsletter it was stated that the promotional stall would be in the Reception Area of the Jubilee Wing every Friday, this has now changed and the dates when the stall will be there are given below.

July 31st
August 14th and 28th
September 11th and 18th
October 2nd, 16th and 30th
November 13th and 27th
December 4th and 18th

It is hoped that next year the stall will revert to every Friday

(We've moved a little.... We're round the corner from the hospital Flower/Card/Refreshment Shop in the Reception area)