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



Treasurer's Trove - Chairman's Comments - Morrish
Order Goodies - Bowls - NHS Chief Presentation
20 Year Celebration - Par 3 Club
- Who Runs Take Heart?
Christmas Cards - Certificate of Appreciation
Cardiac Nurses - Collection Boxes - Change of Address - Diary
Ikea - Coffee Mornings - Promotional Stall in Jubilee Wing

With deep regret we wish to inform you that
one of our trustees from Killingbeck
John Kenneth Lillie
Passed away recently

Treasurer's Trove

We are at that time of the year when the monies from the sponsored walk are starting to come into me for banking. I am trying to acknowledge all the donations individually but as you can imagine there are quite a lot coming in.
Can I therefore, say a big thank you to all those who did the walk on our behalf.
I should imagine that its not easy in the present climate to obtain sponsorship so thank you for all the effort you have put in to do so.
The depression has hit the charity but not as badly as I thought it would so at the moment we are ticking over very nicely. Over the past few weeks we have had two weekend collections at IKEA and despite the recession we have collected £703.58 and £587.66 respectively – so a big thank you to those who stood collecting for us.
Many of you won`t know this but one of the jobs I do is to compile the donations list. It`s logic really as I list all the money and reasons for the donations when I bank each week. I have experienced some problems of late in as much as I have not been able to read the writing on some of the letters and it`s not always easy to obtain the right information and names, so if I have made an error on the list in the past – I do apologise.

A J McLean,


Dear Friends

I would like to start my comments by thanking everyone who supported our Sponsored Walk, and our week promoting our 20th Anniversary at the LGI, full reports inside. You will now have received our Christmas Draw Tickets and I would ask you wherever possible to support this fundraising effort.
Following our AGM when we re-elected Trustees, our treasure said he would stand for a further two years. But indicated that following his term of office 2009-2011 he would like to stand down from this position with this in mind the charity needs to seek a replacement for the end of his term. The Post would require some one with book keeping skills and computer skills and of course time. If there is anyone among our membership who has these skills and would like details of what is entailed please get in contact with me at the address on the front of this newsletter. Of course it goes without saying the applicants must have impregnable character references for honesty and trust.
Further to this the trustees are to be asked to draw up a plan to ensure continuity of operation of the charity after all many of our Trustees are not getting any younger, including myself.
To close my comments I would like to add that in my work I meet so many patients, relatives and staff who cannot praise enough the benefits they have enjoyed provided by Take Heart. Be proud to belong to this YOUR WONDERFUL CHARITY

Colin Pullan MBE


Have you ever wondered what people are behind Take Heart and are responsible for the day to day running of our charity - well, click here to find out,

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

Presentation from the Chief Executive
of Leeds NHS Trust

We were proud to receive a plaque, presented by Maggie Boyle, Chief Exec of the Leeds NHS Trust to mark Take Heart's fundraising passing the two million pound mark.

Full story and pictures here.


Bernie Cass, Colin Pullan and Lucy Pinder

As you all know we are celebrating our 20th anniversary of Take Heart and one of the driving forces is of course our Chairman Colin Pullan MBE. At the last Coffee Morning Colin was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for all his tireless work at his 2nd home LGI.

So many thanks to Colin For all his work past and present from all the members of Take Heart.


LH Paul and Stephanie Kauffman
RH Bernie Cass and Lucy Pinder

During the week commencing 10th August through to Sunday 16th August Take Heart was promoting the Charity and selling draw tickets.

A super week down at the LGI many thanks to the many who gave time to man the stall. Our charity received some wonderful comments about its work and we got quite a number of new members. Ticket sales were well supported.

A special thank you to Mrs Stephanie Kauffman who took a weeks leave from work to look after the event with husband Paul.

The Celebration Draw then went on to our Sponsored Walk where it was drawn.

My thanks to Mr. Brian Richards who hand-crafted the Rocking Horse and donated it to Take Heart in appreciation of the care given to his wife Margaret at the Yorkshire Heart Centre.

Mr. John Thompson MD Metropolis NLP Ltd for donating the London Weekend.

Wayne and Sharon Parkinson of the Golf Café Bar, Leeds for donating simulated golf round and refreshments for four people.

Further prizes donated were:
Two tier fruit cake donated by Cake Craft at Armley
Basket of fruit donated by Ian Manager Dyson Green Grocers Armley
Gift voucher donated by Marks and Spencer to the value of £25-00

The winning tickets were:-
1st prize 1720
2nd prize 2256
3rd prize 2573
4th prize 2699
5th prize 2477
6th prize 1645

All the prizes have been claimed.
Thanks to all who supported us?
The Grand Total Raised Was £1439-00


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

click the banner above to have a look


Ian Forder, D Lee, J Calvert

Once again the weather was kind to us. My thanks to all who donated refreshments and raffle prizes. Thanks to all the ladies who served the refreshments and run the raffle. Mr Ian and Barbara Forder and the bowlers from Rawdon, all the Take Heart bowlers who at last won the Trophy with a score of 238, Rawdon 228.

The event raised £230-00 from the bowlers, the raffle and Bowls Logos provided by Mr D Lee.

Once again my thanks to everyone who took part.

J Calvert


2nd from the left Mrs Sybil Pillar, CP, Mrs Arlene Chambers

Once again I was pleased to be invited to go along to Wike Ridge Golf Club and receive a cheque from members of the Par 3 Club to the lovely sum of £520-00.

Every year the Club hold a Golf Tournament for the TICKER TROPHY on behalf of Take Heart. The two main organisers of the event are Mrs Sybil Pillar and Mrs Arlene Chambers with the help from other members. The Par 3 Club have raised over£2000-00 along with £1116-00 today Take Heart being nominated as Mrs Arlene Chambers Charity during her year of office as Lady Captain.

After the Presentation I was able to tell members about the recent work of Take Heart and thank them for all their efforts and warm welcome.

Colin Pullan MBE


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


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


Friday/Sunday, November 6th/8th

Saturday, December 5th

Ward visits

Newsletter Closing Date
December issue - Monday November 16th

All collection dates are Saturday and Sunday

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 November 21st
Saturday February 20th 2010
These are followed by General Meetings.

Promotional Stall
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.

October 2nd, 16th and 30th
November 13th and 27th
December 4th and 18th

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

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