On the 7th March we held our AGM with 32 members attending. There were no changes to the committee and Nick Adams is happy to continue as President. The AGM was followed by a buffet and raffle and people mingled and chatted, everyone looking forward to a good 2018.
East Lindsey Heart Support Group were chosen as Community Champions at the Louth Branch of the Lincolnshire Co op. On Tuesday the 6th February some of the committee went along to receive a cheque for £684.40, thank you to the Lincolnshire Co op and all the members who contributed to this.
On the 17th December a cold and icy day we set of on a walk down the Louth Canal, finishing at the Woolpack Inn wgere 25 of us had a meal. This was our last walk of the year. After the meal Heather & Kath presented Carol with money collected from the whole group to say thank you for all the work her and Ernie do throughout the year. Ernie was not able to be there as he was in hospital, Carol thanked everyone on behalf of them both and once Ernie is fit and well they will, they will use the money for a weekend away.
On the 1st December the committee, some of Burgh Le Marsh volunteers and all the Nurses were invited to join Martin& Angela Brown for a lovely meal at the Royal Hotel in Skegness. martin supports the Cardiac rehabilitation and the Heart Support Group throughout the year. We would like to ay thank you Martin for all your hard work raising money for these organisations and thank you very much for a lovely evening out.
Once again our annual Christmas dinner took place at the Admiral Rodney hotel Horncastle. 59 members and supporters attended, entertainment by Billy J and some of us actually got up and danced. A good evening was had by all.
On Friday the 27th October Ernie & Carol and Maureen & Geoff were invited to the Spilsby Show Presentation Evening, where the Spilsby Show committee hand out awards to local charities from money they made at the Spilsby Show. Our group were very fortunate to receive a donation once again. This will help with the running costs of the group. A big thank you to all the Spilsby Show Committee.
Some members of the group were at Burgh Le Marsh on Monday 9th October to receive a cheque for £900 from Martin Brown. This was raised from the Big Night Out which was at Mr Fipps Circus. A big thank you to Martin and all involved. This money will help to keep the Heart Support Group going for heart patients in the East Lindsey Area.
As part of trying to keep people healthy the Heart Support Group produces a walking book containing 25 easy walks around the East Lindsey Area. We have just reached a milestone and have given away our 1,000th copy of the book. We are here handing over some extra books to Sutton On Sea Community Library.
Walk leaders of our walking group attended the Co-op Walking for Health Celebrations at Market Rasen Race Course on the 22nd September. A lovely day which included walks, lunch and the awards. Carol and Ernie were very proud to receive a special award for Long Service, winners Ernie & Carol Wilkinson leaders for East Lindsey Heart Support Group as well as leading some walks Ernie & Carol take on responsibility for the programme and organising the schedules and ensuring the website and walk information is up to date, without their continued support the group would not be the success it is today.
On Wednesday the 13th September we had our last coach trip of the year. A little concerned as the weather prediction for the day was high winds & rain and a possibility of the Humber Bridge being closed but it was reopened early that morning and luckily the weather was good to us again. We were very pleased to have our own guide in Peter who comes from Hull and he gave us a wonderful talking walk about the old part of Hull of which everyone enjoyed. Now looking forward to 2018 and more trips.