On Sunday the 8th July members of the group were at the Spilsby show, where on a very hot day they had a stall raising funds for the British Heart Foundation. Two of our cardiac nurses, Martine and Jackie were also present doing blood pressure readings for the public which went down very well and we did our usual lucky dip for children and by 2pm all our 200 items were gone. Once again everyone was thrilled to see the Lancaster flying over. A good day was had by all.
What a lovely day we had on Wednesday the 4th July. The sun was shinning and it was our annual BBQ, lots of lovely food, drink and of course good company. 76 people attended and everyone enjoyed the evening. We had our usual raffle and we made £141 plus an extra £60 for the BHF.
What a beautiful day to have a walk, the sun was shinning and 17 walkers started on the first walk at Woodhall Spa on the groups bi annual Sponsored walk. We stopped for a lovely lunch provided by Chris’s daughters and then in the afternoon we did our second walk totalling 51/2 miles, we raised a magnificent £862 for the group.
Carol & Ernie were invited to go to the Lincolnshire Show on 21st June to receive an award from Lincolnshire County Council for the Couple of the Year Good Citizen Award 2018, they were very honoured to do so.
Once again the group is having an away day, this time not too far away to the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park. We were lucky with the weather, it was warm and sunny. We saw the Majestic Bengal Tigers and the cute Meerkats and lots of Parrots. Everyone enjoyed the day, now waiting for our next trip
Only 2 days after our weekend away we held our now annual Tea Dance at Coronation Hall at Woodhall Spa. Colin was in charge of the music again and 69 people enjoyed the afternoons entertainment with dancing and afternoon tea. Thanks to everyone who helped and to everyone who made such delicious cakes, at the end of the day we made profit of £272.
On Sunday the 20th May we had our weekend away in North Yorkshire, the sun shone all weekend. On the Sunday we had a great day at Haworth 40’s weekend, some of our members dressed the part. After a busy day we made our way to Ilkley, the Craiglands Hotel, beautiful hotel, fantastic food. Monday found us spending the morning in Ilkley then onto Skipton, look forward to our next trip.
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.
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.