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TAKE  HEART AGM 2021                                                                                       Virtual Sponsored Walk

                                                                                                                 September 2021

      Dr Jennifer Rossington,                                                            The Annual Sponsored Walk held in September at Roundhay Park has been
      Interventional Cardiology                                                          cancelled for this year. The Trustees have proposed a virtual sponsored walk,
      Consultant presented a new                                                         whereby members, volunteers, family and friends may wish to hold your own
      way to provide information                                                         walk or just set your own step targets, with sponsorship going to the benefit of
      to patients in a digital format                                                    patients in the Yorkshire Heart Centre.
      with multiple language options                                                     For any member, volunteer, family and friends wishing to participate this can
      (interestingly there are 169                                                       be done anytime during the month of September and can be a general walk, a
      different nationalities of people                                                  walk around the garden or home or a defined personal step target over a short
      living in Leeds alone with a                                                       period of time. You may wish to walk as couples, families or in groups. Please
      population of around 866,000 and                                                   also ensure you are following the latest Government Guidance and stay safe at
      104 different languages spoken).                                                   all times. Please ensure any walk is appropriate for you in line with any existing
      This has been really important                                                     health conditions you may have.
      as patients have been attending
      the hospital on their own in many                                                  Participation in the virtual walk is voluntary and the walk or step count can be
      cases due to Covid restrictions                                                    carried out anytime between 1st – 30th September 2021. There is no minimum
      and so the video’s enable them to                                                  sponsorship, just whatever you can raise for Take Heart will be appreciated.
      review the information with others                                                 Sign up is FREE. To register please contact
      before admission to the ward for
      treatment.                                                                         Upon registration you can opt to receive a medal upon completion of your walk.
      Currently we use these videos                                                      Further copies of the sponsor forms are available from Take Heart at email
      on the wards for patients to see                                          or 07982 684951.
      prior to procedures and for the                                                    A sponsorship page will be created on Virgin Money Giving.
      education of the staff. We also
      send links out in the information                                                  Any sponsorship money raised can be forwarded to:
      bundles sent to patients prior to                                                       Alec Mclean Treasurer
      elective procedures. This covers                                                        Take Heart
      16 different cardiology procedures                                                      Yorkshire Heart Centre
      and cardiac operations. They have                                                       F Floor Jubilee Building LGI
      received positive feedback from                                                         Leeds
      staff and patients alike. Thank you                                                     LS1 3EX
      Take Heart.
                                                                                              Or call 0113 392 2888.

                                                                                         Please make cheques payable to Take Heart.

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