Take Heart Leicester
Take Heart Leicester is an Adult Cardiac Patient Support Group.
We support cardiac patients, their families and carers who live in and around Leicestershire, we meet and socialise with people who are going through cardiac problems, we understand what you are going through and can offer a sympathetic ear. Please use our contact form to get in touch.
This charity was founded in 1985 by a group of ex-patients who, together with their relatives and friends, started a support group for patients experiencing heart problems. In 1986 a Sister at the then Groby Road hospital set up a committee formed by ex-patients, along with some cardiac staff and so the first meetings began.
Originally the charity was called Link Up. Patients along with other fund-raising activities started to make donations of money for the benefit of the cardiac wards. During this time the support group members made their telephone numbers available so that patients could talk to someone who had gone through similar experiences. Some years later the name was changed from Link Up to Take Heart Leicester (THL) in order to avoid confusion with the children’s charity Heart Link.
The same ideals remain today.
The adult cardiac support group usually meets on the first Saturday of each month at Clinical Education Centre, Glenfield Hospital. New patients, ex- patients, their families and friends meet with others who have had similar heart treatment, and gain comfort from the chats they have over a cup of tea or coffee with a biscuit. Today the charity has expanded to also include running a bookstall at the hospital in order to raise funds, running a walking group once a month, social events, offering hospital visiting to patients on the Adult Cardiac wards. Over the years many hundreds of thousands of pounds have been raised to make life a little bit more comfortable in hospital.
We have to say a big thank you to those pioneers of Take Heart Leicester.
WHAT WE DO
We meet on the first Saturday of every month at Clinical Education Centre, Glenfield Hospital from 10 till 12.
We have a wide variety of speakers. Have a chat with members over a cup of tea/coffee and biscuit.
Our Walking Group is taking a break during the Winter months and we will update our website with details of walks when the Group restarts.
We hold an annual dinner in June and a Christmas dinner in December. These are very popular and require booking in advance. Details of social events are given at the Support Group Coffee mornings and are in our magazines.
We produce a quarterly magazine every year, (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter). Our magazine contains local stories, events, puzzles, sudoku and other useful information.
Thursday 14th – Christmas Dinner 7pm (places must be booked by 30th October)
Wednesday 20th – Bookstall 10am to 4pm Glenfield Hospital Foyer
Saturday 6th – Support Group Meeting 10am talk by Graham – Mathematician, Madman, Murderer (Family History)
Wednesday 24th – Bookstall 10am to 4pm Glenfield Hospital Foyer
Saturday 3rd – Support Group Meeting 10am talk by Dr. Samani, Bladder and Bowel Management
Wednesday 21st – Bookstall 10am to 4pm Glenfield Hospital Foyer
HOW TO JOIN US
Please fill in this online application form, or you can print it off
When you join us you will be able to come to our various events including walks, dinners and monthly meetings and you will also get our quarterly magazine delivered to your door! All for just £5 a year.
Once you have submitted the application form.
Please pay by Bank Transfer using the following details.
Please use your name and address as the payment reference.
Bank: HSBC A/C NO: 81288709 S/C: 40-24-19
Click Here to download and print the application form.
Please include with the application form the sum of £5.
Please make out a Cheque to Take Heart Leicester for £5 and send it too.
Mr C Parmar – 195 Knighton Road, Leicester, LE2 3TT
Pay by Cash handed to the treasurer at one of our meetings.
Please put this in an envelope with your name and address on it.