A voluntary self-funding group of heart patients and their careers that help patients and careers face the future
Welcome to the Hearts & Minds Website
Just to let you know what we are all about and what we do to help Cardiac Patients and their Careers
Registered charity in England No 1144451
Affiliated to the British Heart Foundation
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Next Meeting Wednesday 18th November 2013
We will be joined by Danny McCormack who is the Cardiac Surgical Service Manager at CTC. Danny will bring us up to date with developments at CTC and what is in the planning stage for the future. Danny is always willing to discuss all aspects of the operation of CTC and encourages an open question and answer style of presentation. This is a great way to round of the formal speakers for the year.
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Raising funds for the BHF
The BHF summer rides are under way. Tony Wyatt’s daughter, Lucy, completed the London to Brighton overnight ride and Andrew Catley’s son, Daniel, completed the London to Southend ride.
Lucy and Daniel both look remarkably refreshed after collecting their medals
Lloyds Community Fund 2013 – Thanks to the initial introduction via Ray Simpson, we are now finalists in the Lloyds Community Fund. Along with our three fellow finalists, we are in with a chance of obtaining an award of either £300 or £3,000 to further our charitable activities. To secure the money, we need your votes. There is more than one way to vote and you can vote more than once. You can vote at Lloyd’s branches in Wickford, Rayleigh or Maldon by approaching the enquiry desk or member of staff and ask for a voting token for the community fund. You do not have to be a Lloyd’s customer. You can vote by text by texting the word VOTE followed by a space the LQPC to 61119. Texts will be charged at your provider’s standard message rate. Lastly, you can vote by email by going to and following the voting instructions. To search, we are listed as Basildon and District Heart Support Group. If you have more than one email address you can vote on each one.
Voting is now open and runs until midnight on Friday 1st November. Please vote as soon as you can and as many times as you are able as this money will be a great help towards defining our objectives for 2014.
The AGM is booked for Friday 6th December at 7.30 in the big hall at Laindon Community Centre. At the meeting, the committee stand down and, those that are willing seek re-election. We also summarise the achievements for the year. Following the formal part of the evening, we will enjoy the free buffet and the chance to chat with committee members and other group members. This is a pleasant evening and a good end to the year. We will make the draw for the Christmas raffle during the course of the evening as well.