We are always very touched when we receive donations and so many have so generously supported us and continue to do in many ways from direct donations to holding collections. Featured in our latest magazine is an example of such generosity;
“Take Heart did very well through the winter with some lovely generous donations. We received £100 from the Monday Benfleet Club, which followed an earlier amount of £50 from the Thursday Benfleet club. We also received £400.00 from Michael Bull from Rochford who celebrated his 80th birthday by requesting no presents but donations to Take Heart instead. The Southend Tangent No. 5 Club sent us £35 which was raised from a small raffle organised by Betty James. We also received £20.00 from Beryl & Les Whitehead in memory of Catherine Ball.”
Aside from supporting us by attending our many events and outings, your donations to Take Heart can be received in a number of ways.
You can pop a cheque in the post –
C/o Colin Stanley,
30 Westminster Drive,
Westcliff on Sea,
Essex SS0 9SL
Payable to “Take Heart”
**We are also looking into introducing online donation facilities so watch out for new ways to donate coming soon**
Raise funds for Take Heart via Easyfundraising
Many of us now buy gifts, do our shopping or book a holiday online. In order for Take Heart to benefit from your on-line shopping, you need to do the following: Visit www.easyfundraising.org and register your details (no Debit or Credit cards are required to set up your details). Select TAKE HEART CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP SOUTHEND as your nominated charity the rest is up to you and your spending habits.
You will be required to download a tool bar which will inform you if the selected retailer is a donating one or not. What’s the catch, there is none: you do NOT pay a premium for going through the web site, paying exactly the same as you would if you visited that webpage directly, however by going through the Easyfundraising web site, the seller will donate part of their profit to the nominated charity, in this case, Take Heart.
The more people that do this the more it will benefit Take Heart so do give it a mention to family, friends and work colleagues. If we can encourage 10 or 20 people and they in turn encourage 10 or 20 then it soon adds and will be of great benefit to the work we do.
“It really works. Having recently purchased a new washing machine. I still got it at a discounted price with Argos but by purchasing on line through Easyfundraising Argos donated to Take Heart. We have about 800 members, if everybody told 2 people and they in turn told 2 people and so on….”
Colin Stanley: Treasurer Take Heart
Raffle Prizes and Gifts
We have been very fortunate to have received an array of raffle prizes from local businesses and individuals alike. We hold a raffle at our monthly meetings, charity buffet nights and many other events. All offers to donate prizes to Take Heart are gratefully received and very much appreciated.
We accept items from unwanted gifts to goods/vouchers from local businesses so please get in touch if you have anything you wish to donate.
Grateful thanks to all who support Take Heart, enabling our vital work to continue in supporting cardiac patients and their families in the community.