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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
      Treasurer                              Editor

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