Welcome to

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 the Braunstone Civic Centre, Kingsway, Leicester LE3 2PP. 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.








Monthly Meetings

We meet on the first Saturday of every month at Braunstone Civic Centre, Kingsway, Leicester LE3 2PP From 10:30 till 12:30. 

We have a wide variety of speakers. Have a chat with members over a cup of tea/coffee and biscuit.


These are organised by some of our members. Our Walks are mostly flat avoiding hills, stiles and slippery paths. We walk along canals, beautiful county parks and paths around Leicestershire. Walks are always followed by a pub meal and all details are announced in our quarterly magazine.

Social Events

Lunches are held during the year as well as an annual dinner and Christmas dinner. These are very popular and require booking in advance. Details of social events are given at the Support Group Coffee mornings

Our Magazine

We produce a quarterly magazine every year, (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter). Our magazine contains local stories, events, puzzles, sudoku and other useful information.


All future events are cancelled until further notice

October 2021

Saturday 2nd – Support Group Meeting & AGM. If you would like to be nominated as a Trustee, please email [email protected] or ring 07970 075039

November 2021

Saturday 6th – Support Group Meeting

December 2021

Saturday 4th – Support Group Meeting


Support Group Christmas Party


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.


    Download our latest Magazines below!

    Autumn 2020

    Summer 2020

    Spring 2020

    Winter 2019


    Feel free to drop us a line using the form below!

      Directions to the support group meeting