Lauren Redman - Sky-Diving for Take Heart
On the 17th of November last year the most amazing, selfless, caring, trouble causing man passed away. My
Granddad had the most amazing journey in his life and he got to the point in his life where he could be proud of
all he achieved after all he raised 3 daughters, watched 11 grand children grow up and their partners and finally 4
of his great grandchildren grow up. Unfortunately unknown to him he would have also had another great
grandchild Taylor who was only born a few months ago.
In the last 4 days of his life my Granddad was in the Leeds General Infirmary in the specialised heart unit after
suffering a heart attack on a normal Saturday Morning. The last few days were heartbreaking for all of us his
family however without the outstanding services we received from the staff in the Unit we would have not have
stayed strong for my Granddad.
The staff in that unit can never do enough for you, their number one priority is the patient and therefore they will
go out of their way to ensure that they are happy. In the last few days my Granddad had a considerable amount of
visitors and yet not once did the staff grumble about us all being around, they also made special arrangements for
us all to be by his side in the last few hours.
My family and I were lucky that we were able to spend a few extra days with my Granddad before he passed and
therefore I am doing this sky dive to allow other families who are going through the same as us to be able to
spend their time with their loved ones. All the donations raised will go to Take Heart charity which is based at
Leeds General Infirmary.
I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations. Lauren x
click on Granddad’s photo to see Lauren’s Video
Thank you for doing this Lauren. We’re sure your grandfather would have been proud of you. We love the video
you’ve made of him - it’s very moving. Colin Pullan, MBE, Chairman.
My brother, Jacob Rodgers, suffered a heart attack earlier this year at the age of 33 and received excellent
treatment from the Leeds Cardiology unit. He is now on the mend. He was playing football on a summers evening
when he fell ill.
I decided I would run the Abbey Dash and wanted to raise money for the unit. They directed me to the Take Heart
Charity who endeavour to ensure that patients and their families enjoy the very best of comfort within the
Yorkshire Heart Centre at Leeds General Infirmary, at what can be a very stressful time.
Those of you that know me well will know that running 10k (6 miles) will not be a huge challenge. I feel that if I
am asking for your money I have to do something for it. Therefore, we are going to set some targets, the more
money raised the more ridiculous costume I will have to run in.
These will be set by my brother Jacob, but will start at;- if we raise over £25, I will not listen to music on the way
Other options include;
- running in a Hawaiian shirt and big shorts.
- running in Lederhosen (which is not cool after Oktoberfest)
running in a vampire costume.
- running in an elf costume.
A list will be finalised with the amounts needed to be raised next to them in due course.
Peter Roth has cycled 100 Miles for Take Heart
I completed cycling 100 miles in and around London and the Surrey Hills to raise funds for Take
Heart who support and make a difference to the Yorkshire Heart Centre at Leeds General Infirmary.
I had Heart Surgery at the LGI over 3 years ago and this is my way of saying THANK YOU.
Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and
passed to Take Heart.
Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where
the donor is eligible for this.
I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.
I’m part of the Yorkshire Mafia (not the criminal element, it’s a business group) and I’m doing the fully supported Heart of
Yorkshire 100km Sportive on Sunday the 5
June 2016 and I thought whilst I’m at it, why not raise some funds for a good
My father underwent an aortic valve replacement and this was carried out by the wonderful staff at LGI’s Yorkshire Heart
Centre and so I’ve chosen you as the charity for this event.
It’s also quite possible that my amount will be match funded by my employer npower up to a maximum of £500.
Robert J. Field.
Fantastic news Robert - like all donations, every penny will go towards making a difference to patients in the Yorkshire Heart
Centre at LGI
Colin Pullan, MBE., Chairman
Hi. My name is Charlee Roney and together with my sister Sarah, will be taking part in the 2016 Asda Foundation Leeds 10K on
10th July. We are running for two charities which mean a great deal to us - MS UK and Take Heart. We chose Take Heart as we
are running in memory of my Great Uncle who passed away 3 weeks ago. He had such a love for your charity that helping it
continue will mean a lot to our family.
Many thanks - Charlee.
Good luck girls - we’ll be rooting for you. Colin Pullan, MBE., Chairman
I emailed you a few months ago stating that I was running a 12k race in Perth, Australia.
Well, I completed the event this morning and have currently raised £210.
Wow - You have beaten the record for the furthest away runner for Take Heart - the
previous record was a girl who ran in Abu Dhabi - but you have smashed that!
Thank you so much Grace - rest assured that every penny will go toward making a
difference for patients in the Yorkshire Heart Centre.
Regards - Bill