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
Rehab Gym donation
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,
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
which we shall have more details in the
We have also been busy within the community.
A few weeks ago, we took a stall at the WAVs Steve
SUPPORTED BY WOKING LEISURE CENTRE • BRAVEHEARTS REHAB GROUP
President’s Report –
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!!!
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 email@example.com 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
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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
glad we had attended. winner.
Sylvie Marshall – Governance
TRAVEL TO MEETINGS email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
UPCOMING EVENTS IN 2010
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)
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MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM
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: