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 September- November 2018
Since the last newsletter we have had 2 evening meetings, the ever-popular Bingo night and of course, our 10th anniversary Gala Dinner. The dinner was well attended; nearly a hundred and fifty people sat down to an excellent meal. Andrew and Ray ran a very successful auction with some really good items. The raffle was well subscribed and contained some good prizes. Entertainment was provided by Elvis  aka Pat Byrne. As usual, he was well received!  Altogether, we made a profit of just over £2000 on the night. The Bingo night was a success as usual, thanks to Steve and of course Wendy and Donald for organising the fish and chip supper. Although the numbers were a little down on last year for the Bingo night we still raised an excellent £163.

July: We had a very good presentation from Gaye Illsley from LPA Made Simple on the tricky subject of Lasting Power of Attorney.Tricky, because it
s something we should do more about, but dont. Gayes talk took a lot of the scary bits out and I very much hope that many more of us will take positive steps to put this important arrangement in place. If any of you missed the talk or want further details, Gaye can be contacted at  or by phone on 020 3633 0110.

September: The meeting was all about food! The new Dietician, Evie Norman came to talk to us. It was helpful to have some reminders about the things we need to avoid and to be aware of the need for a balanced diet. It
s very easy to slip back into bad habits, so this was a timely reminder.

Presentation of Donation from Thorpe Bay Masons



  Our meeting on 15th October will be a presentation from Dr Jason Dungu, Cardiologist, who will be talking to us about
Stress Imagining, Investigations and Treatment.

November: To be held on Monday 19th November, will be table based discussion groups. These events are popular and give people the chance to share information as well as have a good natter.

December: Is our Annual General Meeting. This will be held on Friday 7th December in our usual venue
 Laindon Community Centre at 7pm for a 7.30 pm start. In addition to the normal formalities there will be a buffet and the bar will be available to us.

Christmas Raffle

We are at the time of year again when we have our annual raffle. In the last 10 years we have raised over
£70000.00 which all has been spent on equipment etc for the CTC to enable them to give heart patients a greater chance of recovery from heart related problems
In order that we can continue this work, we enclose a book of 10 raffle tickets at 50p per ticket which hopefully will give us the start for 2019 fund raising

Enclosed is an addressed envelope and if you could return your tickets no later than the   4th December
If paying by cheque please it payable to: Basildon & District Heart Support Group  or Hearts & Minds

Thank You David March (Treasurer)
On behalf of Hearts and Minds Support Group

 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.    E Mail: Post. c/o Cardiac Rehab Team Floor A CTC Basildon Hospital Basildon SS16 5NL.
At our September meeting, representatives of Thorpe Bay Masonic Lodge attended to hand over a cheque for £1702. Jim Lawman, who made the presentation, is a former patient of CTC.
David March (Front Left) receiving a cheque from Jim Lawman (Front Right) with members of Hearts & Minds