The Charity of the Yorkshire Heart Centre
TAKE HEART 2014 Sponsored Walk
The 26th Annual Sponsored Walk was held in Roundhay Park on Sunday 7th September. What an absolutely beautiful day for a walk round the park and a great many people turned up to do just that. The Take Heart goodies in the Mansion Education Centre proved extremely popular then, after Yorkshire Heart Centre surgeon David O’Regan started the walk, hundreds took a stroll around the beautiful park and lake. Many thanks to the Trustees and volunteers who put so much work into the event - and a special thank you to DC Plumbing & Building Maintenance who again supplied the bottled water and sweets for children on the walk and to City Press for once again printing the sponsorship forms. Everyone was asking where our Chairman was. Well, for the second year running, Colin decided that lying in a hospital bed in St James’s Hospital was preferable to being at the Walk. Actually, he has been a bit poorly again for some weeks and is absolutely miserable that he could not attend. He will be out and about again in a week or so and we send him our very best wishes. In 2012 we had our youngest ever ‘walker’, 12 day old Ellsie Grace Mouatt. Well, she walked again in 2013 and was back again this year and is full of mischief. Her mum says that she may be the only person who will spend the whole of her life taking part in Take Heart Sponsored Walks! Photographs this year by Diane Stevenson. Click on any photo to enlarge.
The beautiful setting of Roundhay Park
From York. Helen Race and Keith Taylor with
‘our Maureen’ in memory of Sam, Helen’s
David O’Regan starting the walk
Analise Harvey,
Brandon, Victoria Pell
Maurice Pell and Julie Pell
Enzo with his medal
with the raffle prizes
Helen Rowbotham’s dog sporting the medal
Harry Beck with his raffle prize of choccies
Samuel Richardson
with mum’s first prize in the raffle
Ellsie 2012
Thank you so much to everyone who took part