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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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