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                                         Take Heart is a charity set up 30 years ago by
                                         a small group who wished to give something
                                         back to the Yorkshire Heart Centre at Leeds
                                         General Infirmary after successful treatment.
      Closing date for next newsletter   Since its inception, the charity has raised
      April 23rd                         nearly four million pounds and has made an
                                         enormous difference for patients and staff alike.
      Packing                            The charity is most unusual in that there are no
      May 21st                           salaries paid to any staff – all trustees give their
                                         time voluntarily and only a tiny percentage of
      AFTERNOON TEA SESSIONS             donations is used for administration.
      March 30th    April 27th           The differences made are immediately
      May 25th      June 29th            apparent when you enter the Heart Centre.
      July 27th     September 28th       New modern furniture, decor and fittings,
      October 26th  November 30th        modern equipment, bedside television, radio,
                                         internet and even all bedside landline telephone
      ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING             calls are provided free by Take Heart. Superb
      June 10th, 7pm                     accommodation is provided in the hospital free
      Take Heart Seminar Room,           of charge by Take Heart for patient’s relatives
      F Floor, Jubilee Wing              who have distance to travel. Additional medical
                                         equipment is also provided to enhance the
      ANNUAL TRIP - WHITBY               treatment  of patients  as  is the provision  of
      June 23rd                          booklets for patients explaining procedures
                                         practised in the hospital. Staff areas including
      SPONSORED WALK                     reception desks, staff rooms and cloakrooms
      September 7th                      have been refurbished. Take Heart also provide
                                         a roof garden adjacent to the heart wards to
      TAKE HEART QUIZ EVENING            give patients, relatives and staff a breath of fresh
      November 2019                      air. All this and so much more is provided with
                                         the generous donations received. So much so
      CHRISTMAS RAFFLE DRAW              that staff have been overheard referring to Take
      December 14th                      Heart as their own Fairy Godmother.
                                         We never fail to be touched by the wonderful
      If any leaflets are missing please   people who donate small and larger amounts.
      give us a ring on Leeds            Thank you so much.
      0113 392 2888 answer phone -
      please leave a message.            Bill Stevenson, Editor
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