The weekend of 7th/8th February, Tesco Stores allocated a national collection for the British Heart Foundation for volunteers to go into stores to do a collection. Jean, Stan, Ernie and Carol were in the Horncastle store on Friday morning collecting. Thank you to all the people who generously gave and the staff who made us welcome.
Ernie & Carol went to visit Martin Brown in Skegness on Thursday where Martin gave them two cheques, one for the Heart Support group for £500 and one for the Cardiac Rehabilitation services for £650. Martin has been fundraising during 2019 for four charities. We are so grateful for his very generous donation to both the Heart Support Group and Cardiac Rehabilitation Services. Thank you Martin so very much.
Our last walk of the year was on Sunday the 15th of December. It was a cold breezy but dry and bright day. We walked along the promenade at Sutton On Sea towards Sandilands. After the walk we all went to the Sutton On Sea Social Club for a lovely meal. Heather presented Ernie & Carol with flowers and a gift from all the members of the group and cardiac team, for all their work they have done during the year. Ernie and carol would like to thank everyone and will be using it for a weekend away in the spring.
The group donned their glad rags and got into the Christmas spirit, it was our annual Christmas dinner at the Brackenborugh Hotel in Louth. Fifty seven members attended and a good evening was had by all.
Lincolnshire Community Health held their Celebrating Success Awards on Friday the 15th November to celebrate the fantastic work their staff and volunteers deliver. Ernie & Carol Wilkinson were shortlisted in the category Volunteer of the Year Award. They were very honoured and delighted to receive the Award for Volunteer of the Year. Glenn & Rosemary Smith were representing all the Cardiac rehabilitation volunteers, they picked up the runners up award for all the work the volunteers do, well done to all the volunteers.
On Friday the 25th October Ernie & Carol and Maureen & Geoff were invited once again to the Spilsby Show presentation evening, where the committee handed out donations to local charities from money raised at the Spilsby Show. Once again our group were very fortunate to receive a donation. This will help towards coach trips for our members.Thank you Spilsby Show committee.
Wednesday the 18th September saw our group having our last away day this year. This time to Peace Hall at Halifax, what a stunning place, lots of things to see and plenty of places to eat. Everyone enjoyed the day. Already thinking of places to visit next year.
Lincolnshire Co-op held their Lincolnshire Health Walks Celebration day on Friday the 6th September. A great success as ever a lovely place at Woodland waters Ancaster. Walk leaders attended from all over the County, all our 12 walk leaders were there and we had a great time. Thanks to the Lincolnshire Co-op for all their hard work putting the event on.
Saturday the 31st August saw us at Skegness having our annual Tombola stall at the Hildred centre in aid of the British Heart Foundation. People at Skegness didn’t disappoint us and they were there as soon as we set up and by 2.30pm all our 200 items were gone and we raised £347.16. Thank you to everyone who came along to support us and to the helpers and the people who donated all the items and to the Hildred Centre for allowing us to have a stall there.
Members of the group and two of the cardiac nurses went along to the Big Night Out at Skegness on Monday evening the 19th August. The Wonder Circus every year hold a Charity evening where all proceeds go to charity. The money raised this year will be going to East Lindsey Heart Support Group, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Prostate Cancer UK and Wainfleet Flood Appeal. It was a great evenings entertainment and we all enjoyed ourselves.