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Treasurer’s                                                                                        YOUR WILL

                                trove                                                                                            No one likes to think of death,

                                                                                                                                 but we have been contacted
                                                                                                                                 recently by several members
                                                                                                                                 asking how to go about leaving
                                                                                                                                 a legacy to Take Heart in their
      Well, I thought the pandemic would have gone by now but that’s not                 was needed to help the patients,        will. Indeed, we have been
      the case. The Prime Minister has allowed us to get back to nearly normal           staff and relatives they were able      touched and moved by the
      with theatres, cinemas, nightclubs, pubs and restaurants opening as in             to purchase the correct items.          generosity of some members
      the ‘good old days’, but none of this matters when we come down to                 Fortunately even though Colin           who have left us both small
      hospitals and quite rightly so.                                                    has stepped down from the role          and large amounts.
                                                                                         of Chairman, the charity remains
                                                                                         just as popular and has raised over
      The media gives a daily report on      Just before the coronavirus hit the         5 million pounds to date. At the        When this happens, while
      the coronavirus and the numbers are    country we had organised a revamp           present time Colin is a patient at      mourning the passing of our
      still quite high, which means hospital   of the roof garden, spoke with the        St James's Hospital, he has been in     friends, the legacies have
      visits are cut to a minimum (if at all).   head gardener and agreed a costing      for a few days but is getting much      enabled us to make major
      This makes my collecting the mail and   which included the hire of a crane         better and stronger and hopes to        improvements to the Yorkshire
      acknowledging any donations a little   to lift all the items needed for the        be out soon.                            Heart Centre which benefits
      bit more difficult than normal. I do   revamp to the roof. It was to be a
      receive help from our Chairman’s PA    different theme which would allow           One last thing before I close; lately I   all patients.
      which helps no end, but I miss visiting   adding a nice colouring of flowers.      have received one or two donations
      the wards and having a chat with the   Sorry that it has been closed for so        without any indication as to who        If you are thinking about
      staff.                                 long but we will get it open as soon        they are from or where they live.       mentioning Take Heart in your
                                             as we can.                                  I like to be able to acknowledge any    will and are unsure about
      At the moment the charity is coping                                                donation and I don't want anyone to
      and we are purchasing items for the    Now for a bit of news regarding             think that they have been ignored.      procedures, our Honorary
      hospital as and when requested.        our previous Chairman Mr Colin              I can extract the information for       Solicitor, Tom Morrish of
      Of course we have missed another       Pullan. Colin was one of the original       some from our member database,          Morrish Solicitors, LLP, has
      year of meeting our members at         members who founded the charity             but some of them (even if they are      expressed his willingness to
      coffee mornings, annual trip and       in the last few months of 1988, he          on the database) I cannot guarantee     assist members at no charge.
      our sponsored walk. Speaking of the    worked tirelessly to ensure it was a        they are the correct person who         He can be contacted by
      sponsored walk our thanks go to you    success and ensured that it became          donated. Please let me have all the     telephone at their Yeadon Office
      who have kindly sent in a donation     as popular as it is today. He had his       details with your kind donations.       on 033 3344 9609.
      in lieu. Let’s hope next year is back   heart surgery in 1988 and is still going
      to normal (as it can get) and we can   strong, but because he and the rest         Thank you.                              Thank you
      meet again face to face.               of that first committee knew what           Alec J McLean
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