This September ‘Bag it Beat it’ for the British Heart Foundation

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Have you ever had to wear a heart monitor? It’s not the best fashion accessory, and after three days of being restricted to one quick shower it can be a necessary nuisance.

Severe palpitations had led to tests to check my Rheumatoid Arthritis wasn’t affecting my major organs. An ECG, 24 hour blood pressure monitoring, a  scan and then the monitor to wear, resulting in a consultation to review readings.

Luckily I was fine, but I was amazed at the tests available as the first line in detecting any defect or abnormality in the heart.

All of these tests are available on the NHS through a GP, and they are all done quickly, detecting heart problems early can save lives.

The British Heart Foundation  is the nations  largest independent funder of cardiovascular research, and because of this most babies born today with heart defects survive. And as I watch my young cousin excitedly go off to University 18 years after having heart surgery when born I am thankful for this research, but there’s a lot more to be done:

Coronary heart disease is still the UK’s single biggest killer, surgery techniques can still be improved, and there are exciting developments in genetics and stem cell technology yet to be found and YOU CAN HELP.

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This September take part in Bag it.Beat it.  the nationwide bag donation challenge to collect stock for British Heart Foundation shops. So whether you’re a wardrobe stuffer, a CD collector or a shoe hoarder, you can help fund vital research.

Simply donate your stuff, or organise a Bag it Beat it bag drive.
and challenge your friends, family and colleagues to clear the clutter by filling bags with good quality unwanted clothes, shoes, books, handbags, DVDs, CDs, bric-a-brac and children’s toys. They’ll even come and collect your donations for free.

Why don’t you join in, what better reason could there be to have a clear out in time for Christmas.

 

 

 

Meet the Lunch Bunch, Alzheimer’s support.

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Recently I went to play Bingo. Yes, that’s right, Bingo,  I had been invited by Doris to meet the Lunch Bunch Alzheimer’s support & social group she runs, and it was great fun.

The Lunch Bunch are a friends meeting group, run and organised by the dedication and experience of carers and former carers within the group in Cheshire. With support from the  Council and great fund raising by the group they provide many ventures outside of their usual meeting place too.

When I met Doris the organiser I instantly saw what a lovely caring woman she is, listening to her talk with enthusiasm and passion about The Lunch Bunch and providing support for those affected by Alzheimer’s was inspiring.

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Aidan’s Teddy Bear Challenge -Talk about it Tuesday

This is Talk about it Tuesday, here’s my post, add your link below.

Last week I was rummaging through the teenagers stuff in hope of finding a teddy bear, luckily I found a little few stashed away  he said,  “you can take them all” so unemotional these teenagers.

I needed the teddy to donate to Aidan’s Teddy Bear  Challenge. Aidan, who is only 13       has set himself a massive challenge, he has pledged to collect 13.350 cuddly toys, one to sit on  every seat in the Select Stadium in Widnes.

Aidan is hoping that every cuddly toy donated comes with a £1 which will raise over £13.000 for The Olivia Alice Foundation, a cause he has already raised funds for.
Aidan has set himself this challenge to raise funds and awareness for The Olivia Alice Foundation in memory of Olivia Walker who sadly passed away in February 2014.

All money raised will be donated directly to The Olivia Alice Foundation and will be used to help children with complex health needs by providing medical equipment and short breaks.

Aidan needs to reach his target by 10th August, here is some information if you would like to help:

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Canal Boat Adventure Project

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The other half and his friends have just returned from their trip to Llangollen, not going by 40 minute car journey they chose the canal route and took a leisurely 6 days to get there on a Narrowboat.  They had a fab time, and despite the mixed weather they achieved their goal of taking the boat over the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct 126 ft above the River Dee, and they loved it.

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Make time for tea & the eve appeal

This weekend I have been to a local event supporting The Eve Appeal. These events are more than supporting a good cause, it’s also a chance to meet people and have some fun.

On Saturday morning I went over to Urban Cafe to take part in a fundraiser for The Eve Appeal who help raise awareness and fund research into Gynaecological cancers.

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March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Every year in the UK over 7,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and around 4,200 will die – ovarian cancer accounts for more UK deaths than all the other gynaecological cancers put together.

The event was part of the Make Time for Tea in Ovarian Cancer awareness month. One of the highlights at the event was a local community Ukulele band which had everyone joining in their sing-a-long.

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It was a fun social event which raised over £300 pounds.

Why don’t you Make time for Tea and support The Eve Appeal