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 Take Heart?  MONEY   LUCY


 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   Virgin Money Giving was
 General Infirmary after successful treatment.   created 12 years ago when
 Since its inception, the charity has raised more   Virgin Money began its
 than five million pounds and has made an   sponsorship of the London
 enormous difference for patients and staff alike.   Marathon. Virgin Money
 The charity is most unusual in that there are no   Giving have announced
 salaries paid to any staff – all trustees give their   with effect from 30th
 time voluntarily and only a tiny percentage   November 2021 they will
 of donations is used for administration.  cease all work including
 The differences made are immediately apparent   handling donations for
 when you enter the Heart Centre. New   everything from the London
 modern furniture, decor and fittings, modern   Marathon to small charities   Lucy Walsh &
 equipment, bedside television, radio, internet   such as Take Heart.   Connor Kidd
 and even all bedside landline telephone   So please do not use them
 calls are provided free by Take Heart. Superb   for any future projects
 accommodation is provided in the hospital free   you may have, we are
 of charge by Take Heart for patient’s relatives   making arrangements to   Take Heart supporter Lucy Walsh
 who have distance to travel. Additional medical   sign up with JUST GIVING   Lucy at the   completed the Asda Foundation York
 equipment is also provided to enhance the   York 10k  10k on Sunday 1st August 2021. The route
 treatment of patients as is the provision of   and further details will   saw runners start in Knavesmire Road in
 booklets for patients explaining procedures   be announced in the   York before passing through Bishopthorpe
 practised in the hospital. Staff areas including   December Newsletter and   Road, Nunnery Lane, Bridge Street, past
 reception desks, staff rooms and cloakrooms   on our website.  York Minster to Goodramgate, Parliament
 have been refurbished. Take Heart also provide   Alec McLean  Street and Coppergate before taking the
 a roof garden adjacent to the heart wards to   Treasurer  river path over Blue Bridge and Millennium
 give patients, relatives and staff a breath of   Bridge.
 fresh air. All this and so much more is provided
 with the generous donations received. So much   The York 10k has been described as one of
 so that staff have been overheard referring to   the UK’s most beautiful city runs, taking in
 Take Heart as their own Fairy Godmother.  some of the city’s most historic landmarks,
                                        including the ancient city walls, Clifford’s
 We never fail to be touched by the     Tower and The Minster.
 wonderful people who donate small and
 larger amounts. Thank you so much.     To date Lucy has raised £500.00 for Take
                                        Heart, thank you Lucy what a fantastic
 Trevor Thompson, Editor
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