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Name:
Amanda Rankin (amrankin@aol.com)
Date:Tue 07 Nov 2017 23:03:18 GMT
Subject:Club charity
 I would like to thank the club for choosing my nominated charity , the Cardiac rehab team as the clubs charity for the next year. It means a lot to me both professionally and personally. For those who couldn't attend or hear my wobbly voice this is my reason for nominating : I would like to nominate the team I work for at Luton &Dunstable hospital - the Cardiac Rehabilitation team. I know a few club members will have an idea of what we do as they or their family have have been through the service but for those who don't let me give you an idea. Up until 10 years ago I too had very little idea of the role of cardiac rehab. I was working as a sister on the coronary care unit and was asked to take on a 6 month secondment to the cardiac rehab team. I decided to give it a try and 10 years later am still with them . It was a very steep learning curve for me. All I knew at the time about the rehab team was that if patient had a heart attack someone from cardiac rehab would come and see them . I had no idea of what else they did. And we do a lot. To explain briefly cardiac rehab is about supporting patients and their families after a cardiac or heart event such as bypass surgery or heart failure and maximising their return to the best quality of life possible. It has been proven to prolong life and reduce risk of further heart problems. For our team this means we see patients admitted to the hospital with a heart attack or other heart diagnosis , we explain their diagnosis, the implications , tests and generally try and answer any questions that having a heart attack throws up. We have a book we give them to take home too. This is one of the things we need to raise money for. After discharge we contact them by phone and arrange for them to come back to our outpatient clinic. At this stage we can assess their progress and together with them plan the next stage of their recovery. Its often at this stage that patients are struggling, often scared or finding it hard to cope with a change in health. We can offer psychological support, education sessions and we also run 6 different exercise classes a week. These can play a big part in giving patients their confidence back and letting see that life after a heart attack does go on. Often after our patients complete the 8 week programme they are more active and leading a healthier lifestyle than previously. For those of you that parkrun and know Geoff with the walking stick , he given me full permission to share with you that he is currently attending our programme and in his words " Without the cardiology and rehab team I wouldn't be able to compete in the parkrun. They have been brilliant. A worthy cause." I do believe he got a PB a few weeks ago so we are obviously doing something right. We cover all ages from 18 upwards and I know I have personally seen patients ranging from age 20 up to 94! I also have a personal reason for wanting to support the team. 2 years ago my dad was taken ill after returning from a holiday in Spain. He had 2 prolonged hospital admissions and was diagnosed with severe heart failure. It turned his life upside down, and ours for a while, and he struggled to come to terms with the change in his health. Once stable he came to our programme and it proved a turning point. He realised that although he would never be able to do as much as he could previously he could return to a different but good quality of life. More recently he had a pacemaker and defibrillator fitted and can be seen most weeks marshalling at parkrun, his way of still being involved in running. Without a cardiac rehab programme I feel he may have given up. S o why do we need money? We as a team , like most areas within the NHS have limited resources and are continually having to adapt our processes to fit more in with less money. We are looking at trying to add extra clinics and exercise groups as increased numbers of patients mean longer than we feel acceptable waits for patients to access our service. To do this we need extra equipment, training and money for educational resources. In particular we are looking at 2 new portable electronic blood pressure machines and extra patient heart rate monitors for use in the classes. We also need to replenish the supply of books we provide to patients We want to continue to offer and develop the service we are proud of and to help more patients to live well with heart disease and I would be grateful if we could be considered for the club charity Thank you
 
 
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Name:
Kate Neale (kate@neale-family.net)
Date:Mon 09 Oct 2017 18:21:32 BST
Subject:Barn Dance
 Barn Dance Friday 20th October 7:30 - late, Co-Op Club, Stockingstone Road Tickets £5 adults, £3 children Buffet (please bring a dish or make a donation) Raffle (prizes please!) and a LOT of dancing! Either get tickets in person on Club Nights or reserve them by email or on Facebook. All proceeds to Willow.
 
 
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Name:
Amanda Rankin (amrankin@aol.com)
Date:Thu 21 Sep 2017 07:38:46 BST
Subject:Flickr group
 There is now a Stopsley Striders group on Flickr for photos from races and Strider events. Please feel free to add photos to it. If you add titles and tags will be easier for people to search individual events. It is an open public group. It is not intended to replace the photo section on the website but I know not all photos get sent to here . It will also be used for those who don't do Facebook. https://www.flickr.com/groups/stopsleystriders/
 
 
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Name:
Stuart Harries (stuart.harries@ntlworld.com)
Date:Mon 11 Sep 2017 14:19:51 BST
Subject:Notice Board
 Maybe not, John Chapman - it's taken me two months to read your comment, and I wonder how many other people actually have.
 
 
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Name:
Dave Thompson - Trace (david.thompson580@ntlworld.com)
Date:Thu 27 Jul 2017 03:35:11 BST
Subject:Not everybody is on Facebook
 I have friends/colleagues that do not use social media, so perhaps this page has a use for non Facebook/Twitter members regarding offering/requesting lifts to races etc or even a platform for Q & As to and from the Committee.
 
 
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Name:
Dave Thompson - Trace (david.thompson580@ntlworld.com)
Date:Thu 27 Jul 2017 03:34:22 BST
Subject:Not everybody is on Facebook
 I have friends/colleagues that do not use social media, so perhaps this page has a use for non Facebook/Twitter members regarding offering/requesting lifts to races etc or even a platform for Q & As to and from the Committee.
 
 
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Name:
John Chapman (john chapman57@hotmail.co.uk)
Date:Thu 13 Jul 2017 14:14:52 BST
Subject:Messageboard
 It is 4 months since any meaningful post was added to this page ( apart from Stuart & Adrian trying to re-ignite some comment). Does it have any use anymore ?
 
 
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Name:
Adrian Moore (adrianmoore90@hotmail.com)
Date:Wed 26 Apr 2017 15:01:44 BST
Subject:Message board
 So who would want to do a dreadful thing like that, to a fine and upstanding member of the club ???
 
 
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Name:
Stuart Harries (stuart.harries@ntlworld.com)
Date:Fri 21 Apr 2017 14:12:05 BST
Subject:Message Board
 It seems that the message board has gone a bit quiet. It might be down to you young folk with your Facebooks and your Twitterings and the like. Maybe a few disparaging remarks about Adrian Moore are required to reignite interest?
 
 
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Name:
Chris Lamont (55c.lamont@gmail.com)
Date:Mon 13 Mar 2017 16:47:14 GMT
Subject:Lift required
 If there anybody who is running the Sandy 10 mile who is able to offer me a lift I would be very grateful
 
 


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