News from the Croydon Cardiac Support Group
Awards for Croydon Cardiac Support Group Members
Our committee member Mrs Sajida Rashid was voted volunteer of the year at Croydon University Hospital (photo, above left).
Another of our committee members, Mr. Trevor Oliver, received his five year certificate as an volunteer at Croydon University Hospital (photo, above right).
Croydon Cardiac Support Group Fundraising Success
Croydon Cardiac Support Group has purchased 3 wheelchairs and a blood pressure monitor for the Dupas wards at Croydon University Hospital to a total cost of £1610.00.
Community Connectors Ideas Fair
On Wednesday 15th January representatives from The Croydon Cardiac Support Group attened the Community Connectors Ideas Fair which was held at the Timebridge Youth & Community Centre in New Addington. This is an event aimed at helping local community projects and groups develop.
The project, funded by the NHS and hosted by Croydon Voluntary Action (CVA), aims to strengthen communities, businesses, networks and families in the New Addington area. Central to its appraoch is the belief that substantial community development is driven by people in communities, known as Community Connectors.
This was a very worthwhile event to attend and it is hoped there will be another Ideas Fair soon. Look out for details on this website.
In September 2013 the Croydon Cardiac Support Group was Waitrose Charity of the Month. Their collection raise £270 and we thank Waitrose and their customers for their generosity.
Tabletop Sale Monday 28th October 2013
On the 28th October the Croydon Cardiac Support Group held a table top sale at the restaurant at Croydon University Hospital. This event raised £270 in aid of Cardiac Rehab. Well done to those involved and a big thank you to those who donated in order that we could raise such a good total.
Croydon Cardiac Support Group Fundrasing for Croydon University Hospital
On Thursday 7th February 2013 members of the Croydon Cardiac Support Group raised £253.65 with a table sale in the Main Restaurant at Croydon University Hospital in aid of Cardiac Rehab. Well done to those involved and a big thank you to those who donated in order that we could raise such a good total.
Croydon Cardiac Support Group raises funds for the British Heart Foundation
A team from the Croydon Cardiac Support Group took part in the Tower Jog, a fundraising event for the British Heart Foundation and raised £812.00. Well done to all who took part!
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM CROYDON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL'S CONSULTANT CARDIOLOGISTS:
DR LIN SOO FRCP (GLA) FRCP (LON)
DR ASIF QASIM MA PHD MRCP
You have a heart problem? Don't feel alone. Meet up with Croydon's Cardiac Support Group. The CCSG is run by ex-heart patients. They know, more than most, just how you feel right now because they too have gone through the same experience. The good news is that they can show you, that with time, the right lifestyle and a positive attitude -
YOU TOO CAN CONQUER THIS PROBLEM!
Bill O'Doherty - 020 8860 3459
PR Officer & CCU Visitor:
Glen Urquhart - 020 8466 1196
Trevor Olliver - 020 8688 7648
Wiktor Molleskog - 01689 843404
Derek Bigglestone - 020 8657 6982