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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
8TH JUNE IN LGI
REPORT AND PICTURES
Trove - Chairman's
Comments - Diary
Dates - Annual
General Meeting -
Morrish and Co - Order your Goodies Online
- Letter - Cardiac
Change address? - Collection
Boxes - Diary Dates - Promotional
Stall - Coffee Mornings - Joseph
Priestley College - Mark Swinford
Photographers - FRSB
you thought of mentioning Take Heart in your Will?
the time you read this, we will have celebrated the 20th Anniversary
of Take Heart.
years - where has it all gone? I've enjoyed most of my time
with Take Heart, there's been one or two hiccups along the way,
but in the main, a good experience.
the years, we have fund raised in many ways - collecting at
Morrison's, the Grand Theatre, the Theatre at Guiseley and one
or two other spots until at the moment, we seem settled at IKEA.
We've visited pubs and working men’s clubs all over the
county where artistes have performed on our behalf. We used
to go to galas in the old days with our stall and we had a badge
making machine in those days upon which customers could make
their own message on the badge, draw a picture or their name
on it. We still have the badge machine, but it hasn’t
been used for a long time. We have cubs, scouts, brownies and
guides fund raise for us and Colin and I have visited a few
groups ion the past. Golf Club captains of both sexes have made
our charity their designated charity for the term of office
and money has been raised by this method. Firms have had dress
down days charging a fee which also has benefited Take Heart.
Members have their own methods of fund raising like selling
items on E-Bay or passing on their fees for lectures, talks
etc. We have groups who raise money for us and then on a personal
note, we have members and their relatives and friends who run
the London Marathon, the New York Marathon, the Great North
Run, The Great South Run, the Leeds 10k and John O'Groats to
Lands End for us.
wonderful how generous people are and it's been a pleasure and
privilege to have been the treasurer of such a good local charity.
Long may it reign.
you will be aware, this is a year for celebrating our 20 year
anniversary. We will be holding our Tea Dance at the Queens
Hotel as a start and a full report wil be given in our next
newsletter. Also I can confirm that the Charity will be holding
a full week promotional and information stall in the Jubilee
Wing Reception Area on week commencing Monday 10th August through
to Sunday 16th August, every day except Wednesday. More details
in our next newsletter.
this edition, you will see details of our Annual General Meeting
with guest speakers. Do come along and hear about your charity
and the latest work going on in the Yorkshire Heart Centre.
are currently helping projects on Ward 11, Ward 19, Ward 14
and Nuclear Cardiology and we have further projects in the discussion
stage. The efforts and support you all give, continue to make
to see many of you at our AGM.
were delighted to make a gift of some superb Canon camera equipment
for the Yorkshire Heart Centre, to assist in training and submission
of photographs for medical journals and web sites.
shows Colin Pullan, MBE, chairman of Take Heart presenting the
equipment to Mr Chris Munsch, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon.
Annual General Meeting of Take Heart will be held on Monday
8th June 2009 at 7.30pm for 8pm in the Lecture Theatre, D Floor,
Clarendon Wing, Leeds General Infirmary.
(From reception, turn left along the corridor to the lifts.
Take lift to D Floor. The Lecture Theatre is opposite the lift
doors. Direction signs will be posted and one of our trustees
will be in reception if help is required. Light refreshments
will be served)
you are a member, you are entitled - and indeed encouraged -
will be a fascinating evening - you will hear about the charity's
work and our guest speakers will be:
Boyle (Chief Exec LTH NHS Trust)
Dr Greg Reynolds (Consultant
Mr Philip Kay (Consultant
Cardio Thoracic Surgeon)
Stacey Hunter (Directorate
come and join us.
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)
TAKE HEART GOODIES ONLINE
am delighted to inform you that 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.
can now even become a member of Take Heart online.
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
JOSEPH PRIESTLEY COLLEGE
Priestley College Hair and Beauty Department organised a Trade
Show Event at Morley Town Hall. The Take Heart Charity was chosen
to benefit and also received some good promotion on the day.
The total raised was £157.11. My thanks to the organisers,
Helen Brook and Lynne Cooper for the lovely donation and for
highlighting our charity.
several years, Mr Charles Clarke of Mark Swinford Photographers
has very kindly donated a voucher for our annual raffle and
other events. The voucher entitles the recipient to have a portrait
sitting, preview presentation and a 10" x 8" framed
portrait valued at £165.00
In our 20th Anniversary year, I thought it would be nice to
give Charles a special 'Thank You' and to say how much we have
appreciated his generosity and support over the years.
You can find Mark Swinford Photographers at 95-97 Long Row,
Horsforth. Charles, please accept our grateful thanks.
RAISING STANDARDS BOARD
eyed members will notice a new logo on the front of the website
and on Take Heart Literature. This 'tick' shows that Take Heart
is now a member of the Fundraising Styandards Board which is
a self-regulatory body for fundraising in the UK.
Membership indicates that Take Heart has signed up to the highest
fiundraising standards and must:
to the Institute of Fundraising's Code of Practice
procedures in place to deal with complaints
the 'tick' on fundraising materials
consider that membership shows that your charity, Take Heart
is well-run and forward thinking. Most of the big national charities
have become members. Look for the 'tick' logo when you next
see their adverts. Just as importantly, surveys have shown that
consumers are mopre likely to donate to a charity if they knew
it was a member of the Fundraising Standards Board.
We hope that membership will continue to inspire the confidence
of members and the public in Take Heart.
have the last twenty years gone? I felt the need to put pen
to paper in recognition of all that you and the team have achieved
I have received the Take Heart newsletters with interest over
the years and it has kept me in touch with the developments
regardless of which part of the country I have been working
March 2009 was no exception and yet it suddenly occurred to
me that you may not be aware of how much Take Heart means to
the staff. I can remember one grey day in November, it must
have been between 1990 as we were preparing for ‘Trust
Status’ results from a recent communication survey indicated
that more needed to be done. Take Heart were holding their meeting
in the Garland Gallery, it started about 7pm as I remember,
it wasn’t worth going home; I was tired and disheartened.
The meeting commenced; only a handful of us were present and
I remember thinking this is why I am here, you were so full
of enthusiasm and light and this helped me to greatly put everything
I would suggest therefore that the second paragraph on the front
page of Take Heart News issue No 118 should read “has
provided support for patients, relatives and friends and staff.”
I have worked with several charities over the years and tend
to use Take Heart as a yardstick; through your leadership, we
have all benefited.
Former Nurse Manager
Regional Specialities; Critical Care
September 1989 – March 1992
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
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
Annual Trip Sunday, June 14th
Sponsored Walk Sunday, September 6th
Tinsel & Turkey Friday/Sunday, November6th/8th
Christmas Draw Saturday, December 5th
Christmas Eve Ward Visits
Saturday & Sunday May 30th and 31st
Saturday & Sunday July 25th and 26th
Saturday & Sunday September 19th and 20th
Saturday & Sunday November 28th and 29th
March Monday, February 23rd
May Monday, May 4th
July Monday, July 13th
October Monday, September 28th
December Monday, November 16th
These are held in Leeds General
Jubilee Wing on F Floor adjacent to the Take Heart Office
from 10am - 12 noon
is welcome - please drop in for a coffee and a chat
Saturday May 23rd
Saturday August 15th
Saturday February 20th 2010
On the following Fridays
in Jubilee Wing
July3rd, 10th, 17th and 31st
August 14th and 28th
September 11th and 18th
October 3nd, 16th and 30th
November 13th and 27th
December 4th and 18th
moved a little.... We're round the corner from the hospital
Flower/Card/Refreshment Shop in the Reception area)