ARCHIVE - DECEMBER 2007
Trove - Sponsored Walk 2007 - Walking
Horsforth Harriers - Ward 14
- Projects underway -
3 Peaks Challenge - Great
South Run - Dales Way Walk
here for photos of Christmas
in Leeds General Infirmary
of us of mature years will remember the TV programme 'That Was The
Week That Was' which was shown on a Saturday evening outlining the
weeks news either in comedy sketches or in music. It seemed to come
round so fast. Well this year seemed to be ‘That Was The Year
That Was’ with the speed it has flown by.
I remember spending a day down at the LGI attending a seminar to
discuss the year ahead. We planed all the projects we were going
to take on board, all the ways of fundraising and all the dates
for our committee meetings, a few general meetings and the coffee
mornings. We have just had our last committee meeting of the year
and the last general one which was held at the last coffee morning.
One of our projects in Ward 18 is in process, some have been finished
and some are still in the planning stage. “Is it worth it?”
you may ask – well the answer to that is “definitely”
- judging from some of the letters we receive from grateful patients
and their relatives. So it makes it all worth while.
In fact, so much so that I am sure you won’t mind me saying
that we still haven’t got our act together in respect of Gift
Aid. I am writing in respect of the sponsorship forms. We get the
sponsors, well you do, get them to accept the Gift Aid but then
we don’t get their full name and address which we need. I
know that it is difficult to get sponsors, never mind getting their
details, but I can assure you that it is worth the effort.
To date, I have banked £11,695.49 on the
sponsored walk. If everybody would have been able to give Gift Aid
on this we would have raised a further £3274.74
which is more or less our total Gift Aid for the Year. So we are
losing out, but good news, we are getting better. While we are on
the sponsored walk, I would like to thank everyone who took part
in it, the people who sponsored you and all the members who worked
so hard to set it up.
Thank you for taking the time to read my Treasurers Trove over the
year. Now I would like to wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND
A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Treasurer, Take Heart
again, many thanks to our members and familes and supporters who
came along to our walk and helped us raise the lovely sum of £11,695.00.
were blessed with reasonable weather and so many spoke of how much
they enjoyed the event and hoped to take part next year. This year
we had a number of members who were on holiday and could not attend
on the day and walked around wherever they were in order to raise
funds for us. Your enthusiasm to walk for Take Heart was very much
thanks to our sponsors, Morrish and Co., APB Scaffolding, Whingate
Stores, City Press and Protect Roofing.
thanks to Keith Senior, Leeds Rhinos who came along to start our
walk. Also thanks to Leeds Leisure Services personnel who supported
us in holding the event in Roundhay Park.
course, to all our Trustees and families, stall holders, registration
staff and many of the Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust staff who
worked on our behalf - without you we could not run this biggest
fund raising event of the year. To everyone - a massive Thank You.
Vice Chairman - Take Heart
January 2008. Meet 10am in Pudsey Market Place.
Further details, John Marshall on 0113 257 3377 or Michael Sowden
on 0113 255 0606
February 2008 Meet 10.30am at the Groege Greengates.
For further details, Michael Sowden on 0113 255 0606
March 2008 Meet 10am (note earlier start) at Temple
Newsham. Further details Derek Baron on 01943 465236
was delighted to go along to the Club House of Horsforth Harriers
and meet many of the runners returning from their evening run and
to meet club chairman Gordon Little and Race Committee chairman
Bob Foulkes who presented me with a cheque for the sum of £640.00
which was raised by the Horsforth Harriers 10K Road Race on behalf
of Take Heart.
thanks to all who helped raise this lovely sum and also to Ian Park
who nominated our charity.
18th October 2007
am writing on behalf of myself and members of staff on Ward 14 to
say a huge 'thank you' to Take Heart. The staff lockers and resuscitation
equipment which you kindly purchased for us have recently arrived
on the ward.
the items are very much appreciated by the staff on the ward and
they will be very well used for many years to come. The resuscitation
equipment in particular will allow vital staff training to take
place on the ward and allow staff to keep their knowledge and skills
up to date.
Senior Sister, Ward 14
18 LGI - a very busy Cardiology Unit. Take Heart are
funding the provision of a new Staff Room, Changing Facility and
Nurses Station. More information later
Invasive Area - E Floor LGI. Take Heart are to fund
the complete refurbishment of this large area by doing lighting,
flooring, furnishing and painting, making what is a very drab area
into a pleasant comfortable area for patients to wait for tests
in very relaxed surroundings.
Room - LGI. Early in the New Year, we are hoping to
give our Relative Room Area a major refurbishment. These rooms are
constantly in use and demand and of course, allow loved ones to
be nearby an ill family member.
constantly have many other small projects underway.
from a letter received from Dr Suman Pramanik.
find enclosed a cheque for £369.00 sponsorship
money after we completed the 3 peaks challenge. My little sister
Ileena aged 17 underwent an ASD closure c/o Mr Waterson on 20 July
2007. She made a speedy and uncomplicated recovery and has been
discharged from the team there. She is now back at school studying
towards her A Levels, exercising on the treadmill and about to start
her driving lessons.
a family, we cannot express our thanks enough to the staff on Ward
16 for their exceptional care. Staying at the hospital during the
time, courtesy of the generosity of the Take Heart Charity was a
massive burden off our minds and it helped us to be as fresh as
possible to help Ileena recover.
Heart is a charity that we are extremely grateful towards, as it
is aimed at real life situations and provides an immense help to
people in a very direct way, in times of great need.
the best for the future - keep up the fantastic work."
were pleased to receive a donation of £1500.00
from John Harris in Buckinghamshire who
completed the Great South Run 10 mile road race.
was motivated to support Take Heart after his father in law Malcolm
Beresford had serious heart surgery a couple of years ago. He has
made a full recovery and says the support and facilities provided
by Take Heart were extremely important to him at what was a traumatic
time. He says that he is proud to have been able to do something
to express the gratitude that his family feels towards our charity.
Skinner wrote to us on 4th November 2007 enclosing a cheque for
£650.00 She and her fiance Neil undertook
a challenge and adventure in memory of her father David Skinner
who sadly passed away on 31st August at the unfair and early age
of 69. Her father suffered a heart attack in 1964, and became a
keen supporter of Take Heart. He used to love walking every day,
even if it was just around Golden Acre Park.
challenge was the Dales Way Walk covering 91.67 miles from Ilkley
to Bowness in Windermere. She says the Dales Way will forever be
a place close to their hearts and they will remember it as a place
of great beauty and significance.
you Kathryn - it is very much appreciated.