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Jul 2010


                                                                                                  ISSUE 23                                           JULY 2010

   Affiliated to The British Heart Foundation
   Patron: Dr. D. Fluck BSc., MD, FRCP

                                                                                                                 Registered Charity No. 1125972

Half time at HBSW                                                                                              CONTENTS
                                                                                                               Chairman’s Report
                                                                                                               Rehab Gym donation
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                                                                                                                                                           Page 1
Chairman’s Report                                                                                              President’s Message –
                                                                                                                8 Drowned rats and a a gruffalo!           Page   2
                              How time flies. We        (Woking Association of Voluntary Service)
                                                                                                               BBQ at Chobham Golf Club                    Page   2
                              are halfway through       Volunteering Festival day in Woking town centre.       Las Vegas 2010 comes to HeartBeat           Page   3
                              2010 and already          It was manned by members of the committee,             WAVS Festival of Volunteering               Page   4
                              HBSW is enjoying          and reports back from them were very encour-           Travel to meetings                          Page   4
                              an upturn, which is       aging with a lot of people being made aware of         HeartBeat Committee contacts                Page   4
                              more than we can          our existence and the work we do.                      Upcoming Events                             Page   4
                              say for the England           In July we will be continuing our awareness        Membership Application                      Page   4
                              world cup team            campaign with us by taking a stall at the Pyrford
                              (sorry to all you         Flower Show on Sat July 10th. Come and visit us,
                                                                                                               MISSION STATEMENT
                              England supporters).      it’s always a great event for all the family.
   We have, over the last few months, enjoyed               Suzanne (our president) has asked me to            HEARTBEAT SUPPORT WOKING IS A NON-
                                                                                                               PROFIT, VOLUNTARY SUPPORT GROUP.
the talks from all our guest speakers: remember         mention her series of “strolls through the coun-
                                                                                                               It aims to provide:
Dianne Lowther back in February with her                tryside”.
                                                                                                               A social environment in which to offer support
spellbinding talk on “creative thinking”? April was         It is open to all. See her article on page 2 of
                                                                                                               and encouragement to patients, their partners and
the month that Mrs Jeanne Bunting visited us to         this newsletter. I have noticed that she has           relatives with, or who have experienced cardiac
give a talk on Genealogy. In May we had a visit         planned them well….they start and finish at            problems.
from Mr Pete Starling from the Army Medical             watering holes. . . . . .mmmm! Evening strolls are     Endorse the benefits of continued exercise and a
Services Museum in Ash Vale, who gave us a very         also being planned,                                    healthy lifestyle.
exciting and sometimes gory insight into the                I might just join one…(only to check out the       Provide current information and practice in cardiac
army medical services from the 16th and 17th            watering holes you understand).                        after-care.
century to the present day.                                 It’s BBQ time and not to be outdone HBSW           Promote the group’s activities so as to achieve a
                                                                                                               greater awareness and understanding of the
   Finally we ended this half year’s series of          is having its own on Friday 23rd July at the
                                                                                                               potential risks of heart disease and the associated
speakers with a visit from Dr Anthony Morton,           Chobham Golf Club. We would really like to see         conditions.
who is the curator of the Sandhurst Collection at       you all there, and I think £10 per head, is an         When funds permit, to support St. Peter’s
the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. This was          absolutely fantastic price. Please let Jonathan        Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Group, to help
another exciting trip into the military history of      know if you would like some tickets.                   provide additional equipment to aid patient
the academy.                                                Finally I would like to end this editorial by      recovery.

   I have now passed on the role of organising          sending my heart felt thanks to all the Travel and
speakers to Richard Docketty, who is finalising         Tourism students of Wokingham and Bracknell            St Peter’s Cardiac Rehab unit.
the rest of this year’s speakers, as well as starting   College, who not only have adopted HBSW for
on the list for 2011. For an update on the next         a second year as their chosen charity, but also for    We have had a request from Liz Murphy,
series of social events and speakers see the            the fantastic amount of money they raised              asking for 2 exercise bikes for the rehab
“what’s on” section on the back page of this            recently at their latest fundraising event, a Las      gym and I can happily announce that
newsletter.                                             Vegas themed evening. See Richard’s article as to      the Committee have agreed to purchase
   Other news is that we are still proceeding           how much was raised on the night.
                                                                                                               We have informed Liz, who is delighted
with our campaign to raise HBSW’s profile, not              That’s all for now, and I look forward to seeing
                                                                                                               and as I write this update she is now in
just with the general public, but also the local        you all at the various events we have planned.
                                                                                                               the process ordering them.
communities within the area. We have made                   Regards
                                                                                                               As soon as she receives them, not only
excellent progress within St. Peter’s Hospital,
                                                                                                               will they be used straight away, but we
with links being forged with key members of the
                                                                                                               will be doing an official handover for
medical staff.
                                                                                                               which we shall have more details in the
   We have also been busy within the community.
                                                                                                               next newsletter
A few weeks ago, we took a stall at the WAVs              Steve

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President’s Report –
Suzanne Lawrence
                                                                 8 drowned rats and a gruffalo!

One of our latest projects at                                                                                                Early evening walks are a possibility too
Bravehearts is meeting up                                                                                                 whilst the days are longer. Let me know if
once a month and strolling                                                                                                you are interested. I can send an updated
through the local countryside.                                                                                            list and info.
   We are nothing if not resilient and on                                                                                    Walking is an excellent way of keeping
our latest walk the most stalwart                                                                                         your fitness levels up and so enjoyable –
amongst us ignored the weather and                                                                                        even in the rain. You see so much more of
met at Pirbright. On this occasion the                                                                                    our lovely countryside than it could ever
walk was fairly short (approx 3 miles),                                                                                   be possible in a car.
'though as always, enjoyable and was                                                                                         I’ve lived in the ares for many years but
finished off by a very welcome cuppa                                                                                      was never aware of how lucky we are
in The White Hart.                                                                                                        until embarking on these walks.
   Most of the walks are nearer to 5                                                                                         Come and join us, you can bring freinds
miles but if there is enough interest I am                                                                                and relatives if you wish, but please be
happy to lead shorter walks in addition.                                                                                  aware that whilst we all look out for each
                                              The drowned rats are (l to r) Margaret Davies, Peter Pennell, Yours Truly,
   For more information about any walks      Maureen Young, Chris and Dave Barnes, Pearley Palmer and Pearly's friend
                                                                                                                         other and take every reasonable care for
I can be contacted by email or mobile                          (sadly obscured!) And a gruffalo!!!                       safety you need to make sure that your
(details on back page). We have several walks planned for the                          health is good enough to cope with the walk.
future to include those meeting at The Bulls Head, Clandon and The                        There are usually three leaders per walk so no-one need get lost.
Hurtmore Hotel, Peaselake. There seems to be a bit of a ‘pub’                             It’s a great way to pass an hour or two and may
theme going on here but we NEVER walk under the influence of                           give you a welcome change from the gym!!
alcohol!!!                                                                                Dig those boots out!!!

   Continuing your
  after Rehabilitation                                                 FRIDAY 23RD JULY 7.30pm.
                                                                          CHOBHAM GOLF CLUB
           at Woking Leisure Centre

           Monday Circuit in the Studio                                  Come and join us at Chobham Golf Club for
              11.30am – 12.30pm                                             our Summer Barbecue. £10 per head.
                                                                         An opportunity to meet together in a social
      Tuesdays and Thursdays in the gym
                                                                         environment, enjoy a wonderful BBQ and to
             12.00pm – 3.00pm
                                                                                  support your own charity.
         Fridays. Step Class in the Studio                                  All welcome, bring family and friends
               11.15am – 12.15pm                                              Contact Jonathan on 01483 488773
         Induction and Membership £20                                        A polite note: Dress code in the clubhouse is smart casual, no jeans,
                 Session £3.50                                                                        t-shirts or trainers.
                For further information
     contact Evolve Fitness Suite on 01483 771122
                                                                  Do you have an interesting article
                                                                                                             HBSW polo shirts For Sale
  Woking Leisure Centre and Pool in the Park                       or contribution you think can be          The New T-shirts are now available, with
                                                                                                             Bravehearts logo (left chest) and HBSW Logo (right
  Woking Park, Kingfield, Woking,
  Surrey GU22 9BA.
                                                                  useful to us in future Newsletters?        sleeve) at £15.00 each.
  01483 771122 (TypeTalk calls welcome)                             If so please contact Cliff Butler        Available only in grey, but in small, medium, large
  Woking Leisure Centre and Pool in the Park   BOROUGH COUNCIL
                                                                      on 01932 346918 or email:              and extra large sizes.
  are operated by Woking Borough Council                                They will be on sale at each HeartBeat meeting,
                                                                                                             through Suzanne or any committee member.
Las Vegas 2010 Comes to Heartbeat
                    – And raises a lot of money as a result!
                                                                                                                   very nice prizes on offer. Lin Butler
                                                                                                                  actually won a free ice skating
                                                                                                                    The Roulette Wheel Table ran a
                                                                                                                 competition where the person who
                                                                                                                 accumulated the most chips by the
                                                                                                                 end of the evening won a mini-
                                                                                                                cruise to Spain (the croupier was
                                                                                                                kept very busy!).
                                                                                                                  All in all it was a very enjoyable
                                                                                                               evening and from a fundraising point
                                                                                                               of view it was amazing with a stag-
   Following their success of 2009, HeartBeat
                                                                                                              gering £1,700 raised for HBSW!
Support Woking were very pleased to hear the       partners were able to secure their tickets
                                                                                                       My sincere thanks to all the students and
Travel and Tourism students of Wokingham           and attended the event to show their support
                                                                                                     staff at the college who made the night such
and Bracknell College had again chosen us as       for the Students and their Tutors.
                                                                                                     an amazing success.
their Charity to support for 2010. As this was a     The evening itself had clearly been very
                                                                                                       Richard Docketty
new group they wanted to organise something        well thought out. All the Students taking part
completely different and a little unique for       wore black polo shirts with their names
their fundraising event. And what better than      and Heartbeat emblazoned on the back
a Las Vegas themed evening!                        and the souvenir programmes also
  The date for the event was set for Friday        included our logo and name.
                                                              From the red carpet on arrival,
                                                           the ‘Casino area’ complete with
                                                           a very professional Croupier
                                                           operating a Roulette Wheel Table,
                                                           to the floor show put on by the
                                                           Performing Arts Students,
                                                           the whole evening was
                                                           very enjoyable.
                                                              One of the tutors even
                                                           did a turn as Elvis. So
                                                           convincing was he (OK
                                                           from a distance and with-
                                                           out my glasses on) one
29th May and with the support from other           could be forgiven for thinking a
groups within the college planning started in      part of Vegas had landed in
earnest earlier this year. Local businesses        Bracknell for the night.
were contacted to see what support they              There was a rather difficult
could offer in the form of prizes for the raffle   Name That Theme Tune/Film
or sponsorship.                                    Score competition part way
   A suitable venue was found in the very          through the evening and a
plush surroundings of the Royal Berkshire          raffle towards the end with some
Fitness and Racquet Club, who very kindly
offered their facilities free of
charge for the night and this
included a hot finger buffet!
   Ticket sales were brisk and all
120 tickets were sold well before
the date of the event itself. Luckily a
number of HBSW Committee
Members and their
                                                                                               Richard, Daphne, Jean and Cliff represent HBSW, when the
                                                                                               cheque was presented at the college on Friday 25th June.

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                                                                                                                                       The Heartbeat Committee
HeartBeat Support Woking attends the Volunteers day
  On Saturday 5th June Woking Town Centre was                                                                                                  CONTACT NUMBERS
transformed with stands and stalls from a variety of
charities, support groups, and service organisations                                                                                      Suzanne Lawrence – President
                                                                                                                                         01483 828064 Mobile 07973 773330
from across the area as part of the WAVS Festival of
Volunteering Day. HBSW was also there in force to
continue our goal to raise our profile and what we do                                                                                        Steve Grierson – Chairman
to a wider community.                                                                                                                                  01483 829627
  Ably manned (or should it be peopled?) by our
President and members of the committee - Suzanne,                                                                                            Jean D’Arcy – Vice Chairman
Daphne, Ron, and Richard - our stall had a prominent                                                                                           and Membership Secretary
position just outside the entrance to Wolsey Walk                                                                                                       01483 834815
which made it possible for many more of the public                                                                                             email:
to see us as they passed. We ran a free competition                                                                                     Jonathan Craig Waller – Secretary
which helped increase the interest still further.                                                                                                    01483 488773
  Some useful contacts were made as a result of us                                                                                    email:
being there and during the course of the day Sylvie,                                                                                      Hazel Craig Waller – Treasurer
who is also the Director of WAVS, introduced us to                                                                                                     01483 488773
two dignitaries. Two dignitaries: The High Sherriff of                                                                                   email:
Surrey and Jonathan Lord, the new Conservative MP                        Suzanne, Daphne, Ron and
                                                                         Richard meet up with                                                 Cliff Butler – Publicity
for Woking. Both were given a brief insight into what                    Robert Douglas CBE,                                         01932 346918 (home) 01932 356139 (office)
we do and hopefully they will remember us.                               High Sherrif of Surrey and
                                                                         Jonathan Lord, our newly
  It was a long, but quite enjoyable day. By the time                    elected MP for Woking.
we finished we were all pretty tired but ultimately                                                                                        Daphne Powell – Rehab Liaison
                                                                         Ron hands a prize to a lucky
                                                                                                                                                   01276 857808
glad we had attended.                                                    winner.

                                                                                                                                            Sylvie Marshall – Governance
                                                                                                                                                      01252 338309
TRAVEL TO MEETINGS                                                                                                                     
A number of members have remarked that they would attend more meetings but are unable to travel                                        Richard Docketty – Communications
to the Leisure Centre for one reason or another. On a trial basis, we have decided to set up a register                                               01483 473467
of those members who might attend the monthly meetings if they had transport, and another register                                        email:
of those members, who would be willing to give a fellow member a lift, if it was convenient so to do.
If any member would like to put their name down on either list, please could they contact Ron Pullen                                                    Ron Pullen
on 01932 344773 or We must point out that this is not a formal arrangement and                                                      01932 344773
can only be on an ad hoc basis, not a permanent one.                                                                                             email:

  Saturday 10th July                                             Thursday 2nd September                                            Thursday 4th November
  PYRFORD FLOWER SHOW                                            SOCIAL MEETING                                                    QUIZ NIGHT
  Again HBSW will be taking at stand at this very popular        This will be an opportunity for members to get together           Get those ‘little grey cells’ working as Jonathan & Hazel
  event on Pyrford Cricket ground. Gates open at 12.30.          over a cup of coffee and some light refreshments to               Craig Waller prepare some brain ticklers for us.
  Do come along and support your group. It’s a great day         discuss the group and any problems you may have in an             Teams of 6. Please inform them when you have a team
                                                                 informal atmosphere.                                              together to help with catering etc.
  out for all the family.

  Friday 23rd July                                               Thursday 7th October                                              Friday 10th December
  SUMMER BBQ                                                     CRUISE SHIPS AND CRUISING                                         DINNER DANCE
  CHOBHAM GOLF CLUB                                              My role in Maritime Safety                                        CHOBHAM GOLF CLUB
                                                                 Tom Allan was a Director of the UK Maritime and                   Once again we return to Chobham Golf Club for our
  This event is for members and guests to get together and
                                                                 Coastguard Agency and deals with all safety legislation,          Christmas Dinner/Dance.
  enjoy one another’s company in a social environment.
                                                                 literally from the Titanic to the latest cruise ships of today,   More details will be available later in the year.
  An opportunity to meet other members and enjoy a
                                                                 the QM2 and Oasis of the Seas. He provides advise on
  delicious BBQ and a few drinks. Cost £10 a head.
                                                                 the safety of passenger ships currently being built.
  Contact Jonathan. (see article elsewhere in this newsletter)

                                                                 Newsletter designed by Kestrel Creative Services 01932 356139.       Printed by Alexandra Press 08448 805095.

                                                        MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM
                                                                                                                                                                                 JULY 2010
  Send to: Jean D’Arcy, 18 Muirfield Road, Goldsworth Park, Woking, Surrey GU21 3PW.
  (or hand to a Committee Member at the gym or at HeartBeat meetings)
  I enclose my Membership Subscription of £10 to HeartBeat Support Woking for 2010
  Tel No:                                                                                               email:
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