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.
Once again we are on the move on a lovely sunny day across the Humber Bridge to Hull. We had our trusty guide Peter who not only took some of us around Hull but produced maps and information sheets for everyone. So many great museums and of course Hull Minster. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Thanks once again to Peter. Looking forward to our next day away.
On Sunday 14th July it was the annual Spilsby Show. The Heart Support Group had a stall (a children’s lucky dip) It was a lovely day and by 2pm all our 220 items were gone. All the proceeds are for the British Heart Foundation. As well as lots of children we had grandparents and the Town Crier came to see us. During the afternoon we were all delighted to see the Lancaster Bomber doing a fly over. Thanks for all our members who came along and helped on the day and thanks to the Spilsby show committee for another great show.