Registered charity in England No 1144451
Meetings held at the Laindon Center Click for map
Basildon & District Heart Support Group
A self-help group that helps patients and carers face the future
Affiliated to the British Heart Foundation
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Newsletter March  - April  2019
Welcome to the April edition of our newsletter.  In this months news are a roundup of recent events; a look forward to forthcoming events; some ideas to help us stay active and also a reminder of a scheme to make money for the British Heart Foundation.

Phoenix Striders

We have already mentioned this group in connection with the superb effort by Jim Price. Following that superb effort, Pheonix Striders have been in touch to see how our two groups might work together on similar fundraising events in the future. Karen Hurrell will be meeting with here opposite number over the next couple of weeks to see what we might achieve together.

It's also worth repeating again the fact that Phoenix Striders also organize walking events. Exercise is something we all need to take, however little. If you would like more details of the events that the Pheonix Striders offer, check out their website at

Raising money for the British Heart Foundation by recycling printer cartridges.

No apologies for mentioning this yet again. The Recycling Factory will make a donation of up to £2 for every inkjet cartridge they can successfully recycle. They can normally recycle original inkjet cartridges for HP, Canon, Brother and Epson. They will not accept damaged cartridges no name refills or laser toner cartridges. Their website is at  and their address for recycled cartridges is Freepost RSYA-SZBS-LRTL, The Recycling Factory, Marsh Lane, Boston, PE21 7TX. At our last meeting Bill Tilby offered to collect the cartridges together and make one posting if that helps folk.

Signing up for our newsletter.

At the moment, the only way to add names to the circulation list is via the paper forms that new members complete, usually whilst passing through the excellent rehabilitation program. In future, people will be able to sign up via the web site. It will also be possible to have your name removed by following a link on our website.  Watch this space!


Our next meeting is on Monday 15th  April at 7pm for a 7.30 start, when our speaker for the evening will be Andrew Babicz. Andrews theme this time will be on things to do in the garden at this time of year.

Quiz Night

The quiz night isnt far away now! Friday 10th May in the large hall at the Laindon community centre. There are still a few tickets available; get yours now from Donald and Wendy, priced £5. Maximum table size is eight people.

List of forthcoming Events and Meetings

Andrew Babicz  Horticulturalist.

Quiz Night

Ray Simpson, CPR demonstration and Sophie Tibbetts from BHF

Mark Passey. Update on Vascular Ultrasound Scanner

Motivated Minds

Bingo Night

Peter Still of Grays Complementary Clinic. (To be confirmed)

Liz Shaughnessy, Matron  Cardiology. Topic to be confirmed

Mervyn McKenna  Vascular Ultrasound


If there are other topics you would like to see included, or other social events that you think should be considered, please let a member of the committee know.

MONTHLY MEETINGS  held on the 3rd Monday of the month at Laindon Community Centre, High Road, Laindon. Doors open at 7pm and the meetings start at 7.30pm.

CONTACT DETAILS FOR MEMBERSHIP - Tel: Wendy Wright 01268 552701.  
Post. c/o Cardiac Rehab Team, Floor A CTC Basildon Hospital, Basildon SS16 5NL 
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