LATEST: Cabaret Night - story and pictures - here
Refurbished Relatives Suites opened.
for story and Pics
HERE FOR THE NEWS ARCHIVES
HERE FOR DONATIONS
LIST FOR THE PERIOD
Heart Cabaret Extravaganza - full details
Treasurer's Trove - Chairman's
Comments - Morrish - Walking
Order Goodies - Who
Runs Take Heart? - Christmas Draw
Cardiac Nurses - Collection
Boxes - Change of Address - Diary
Ikea - Coffee Mornings
- Promotional Stall in Jubilee Wing
Name the Teddy
Annual Christmas Draw took place on Saturday 5th December
see the photographs and a list of winning tickets, please
am presently in the throes of finalising the accounts for
the auditors. It comes round very quickly, one minute I seem
to have all the time in the world and the next minute it is
upon me. Mind you weeks seem to fly by as though there is
only one day in a week instead of seven – makes you
wonder why it didn`t pass this quickly when you were at school.
Technology is well and truly upon us now and payments via
the internet are increasing as the weeks go by. There is still
a problem as to why the donation has been made, i.e. In memory
of, sponsoring someone, or just general donation but hopefully
we will get on top of this problem in the near future. At
the moment we are having to write to the donators. I remember
years ago when computers were starting to become established
in the work place we were told that all paperwork would become
obsolete and everything could be obtained from the computer.
I seem to have more paperwork in my little office not less.
Mind you today`s youngsters live by the computer, even the
new mobile phones have more power in them than a whole room
full of computers in the good old days.
I'll get back to my accounting now and by the time you read
this all paperwork will be in the hands of our Auditors.
I'm sorry that those people who donated instead of sending
Christmas cards didn`t get their donations in the Christmas
Newsletter. We do need these donations in before the 5th of
November so they can be included in the Newsletter which we
post out on the day of the Christmas raffle draw. So maybe
our first newsletter of the year, I would like to wish all
our members and supporters a very Happy and Healthy New Year.
Your charity over the past year has made some great projects
come to fruition to the benefit of so many patients, their
relatives and Staff.
December, our membership secretary Mr George Harrison was
very ill whilst visiting his daughter in Saffron Walden and
spent many weeks in Cambridge Hospital. Of course, his wife,
Mrs Pat Harrison, our secretary, was with him. I am pleased
to say George is back home and I and all his colleagues wish
him a speedy recovery.
of members of our admin team also meant that our usual high
standard of administration was under immense pressure during
the December/January period and I would like to apologise
if this has caused any upset.
am pleased to sday that we are now back on an even keel with
the secretary’s post being looked after by our Assistant
Secretary Mrs Stephanie Kaufman and the membership being looked
after by Mr Paul Kaufman. All our trustees are now looking
at plans to ensure continuity of the charity in the future.
2010 please continue to help us to keep making a difference
in the Yorkshire Heart Centre – we believe there is
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
– March 2010
would like to thank you and all of Take Heart for kindly funding
the printing of “A Patient and Carers Guide to understanding
Planned Angioplasty” booklet for us. It has been a huge
piece of work but without you, we would not have been able
to complete it. It will be beneficial to our patients as they
currently get little or no information.
the near future, we hope to start a pre-admission clinic for
this group of patients and give then the booklet which I am
sure they will find a useful piece of information.
Team Leader/Nurse Specialist
Cardiac Therapy Services.
staff and I would like to say a huge thank you for the recent
refurbishment of our staff room, which Take Heart have so
kindly paid for. It is fabulous and goes a long way to boosting
morale in a small isolated department like ours.
gift we received at Christmas has paid for new crockery, cutlery
and kitchen equipment to add to the comfort and splendour
of our new staff room.
feel free to come and have a cup of tea!
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
January 2010 - Pudsey. It is 19 years since we had to cancel
a walk because of adverse weather, so the traditional 3rd
Sunday in the month has served us well. The walk was deferred
from a fortnight ago because of the snow and with the weather
forecast for this week, things weren’t looking too good
However, it turned out to be a lovely day for walking even
if still frosty underfoot. Setting out along Intake Lane and
then left into Swinnow Avenue to bring us to Stanningley Park
for a brief stretch off the roads. Up through the local trading
estate and then a steady climb to Cemetery Road, a footpath
towards St Lawrence Cricket ground, down and past the Cenotaph
to South Parade where we joined the old railway formation
to take us back to Kent Road, Lowtown and back to base.
thanks to the Britannia staff for their usual excellent fare,
and thanks to Maureen and co. for the usual raffle.
Future Walk details from Bob Barnes on 01924 271996 or John
Marshall on 0113 257 3377.
large teddy bear was donated by Mr Dean Sayor of Strands Card
and Gift Shop, Drighlington to run a ‘Naming of the
Bear’ to raise funds for Take Heart.
winner was Mrs Lynne Brown who named the bear Malcolm.
event got some excellent publicity for Take Heart.
to Dean, their customers and staff for raising the lovely
sum of £133.70.
shows Lynne Brown, Dean Sayor, Malcolm the Bear, Alex Mulvany
and Rebecca Mulvany.
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
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
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
TURKEY AND TINSEL
Friday/Sunday, November 6th/8th
Saturday, December 5th
collection dates are Saturday and Sunday
To be announced
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 22nd 2010
This is followed by General Meeting.
In Jubilee Wing
promotional stall would be in the Reception Area of the Jubilee
Wing every Friday.
moved a little.... We're round the corner from the hospital
Flower/Card/Refreshment Shop in the Reception area)