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      Many good hearted people organise events
      to raise money for Take Heart – we’ve had
      people running, walking, swimming, not
      shaving, keeping silent for a day, climbing
      mountains, jumping out of aeroplanes, etc.
      They do this because they feel they have
      to acknowledge the superb work that
      the brilliant staff of the Yorkshire Heart
      Centre here in LGI have performed for
      them or their relatives and because of the
      contribution which Take Heart has made.
      A typical example is the following - copied
      from her Virgin Money Giving page by
      Michelle Charlesworth who will be doing
      the Manchester Marathon with her husband
      and a friend.
      “In the blink of an eye your world can
      fall apart! This is what happened to
      our friend Rachael and her family. In    PARK
      September last year after becoming
      unwell her dad John Harris was taken to   METHODIST
      Pinderfields Hospital from there he was
      taken by blue light to LGI.  He underwent   CHURCH
      15 hour operation to repair his aorta and
      had a triple heart bypass. He spent the
      next 3 weeks on life support and a week   The church kindly named Take
      on rehab ward. He is doing amazing now   Heart as their Charity of the Year
      due to the fantastic surgeons, nurses and   and raised the magnificent sum of
      staff. So please help us raise some money   £2569.04.
      for the LGI charity "Take Heart"  Thank   Alec McLean, our treasurer, went
      you,  Michelle.”                         along to the Church to accept the
                                               cheque and presented member
      We are more than grateful to all those
      people who do things like this for us – their   Margaret Booth with a Certificate
      efforts help to keep us going.           of Appreciation for all who raised
                                               this amount.
      Bill Stevenson Trustee – Editor.

      P.S. If you would like to contribute to   Pic shows Alec and Margaret Booth
      Michelle’s efforts, her Virgin page is:
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