Events / News 2018

Meeting dates:

Our bi-monthly meetings will be held on February 22nd (meal); April 11th; June 13th; August 8th; October 10th and December 12th.

Details of each meeting will be published in this events diary as soon as they are available.

All meetings are held at Community House, Easemore road, Redditch (b98 8ye) at 7:30pm unless otherwise stated below.

 January

There are new links to 'Active Redditch' and 'Active Bromsgrove' on our links page.

February

22nd - HH Dinner at Kings Norton Golf club, 7:00 for 7:30.  Click here for menu 

As usual a great event, we had a really good turnout which we think is either the highest ever or very close. We were entertained by Alan Hudson, a member of the inner sanctum of the magic circle. His magic tricks were fantastic with the bottle through the table trick bringing the house down. As usual the food was excellent and the service brilliant.

The evening ended on a bit of a down because one of our members was taken ill. Our understanding at the moment is that he was taken to the Alex and kept in for observation. 

The good news is that he was discharged from hospital this morning 23/02, and is recovering at home.


18th - Bi-monthly meeting costs have been rising, and whilst we have been able to contain these rising costs for a year or two it now becomes obvious that we can no longer do so.

 Starting from the next meeting, (April the 11th), our admission charges will rise to £2, where no food is provided to £3 where food is provided (Cheese and wine and Christmas meetings generally).

We hope you will continue to support our meetings which are a great source of information and afford the opportunity to meet up and talk to other members of our heart support group.

March

2nd - Postponed - Barn Dance at Lickey End Social Club. 7:30, Bar, bring your own picnic.

Tickets are £8 and can be obtained from Jane on 01527 503882 or Friday morning exercise classes.

April

 11th - bi-monthly meeting 

Linda will be giving the Group updates on the NHS. Also, Nicky Brewster, the Arrhythmia Specialist Nurse, will be giving an update on devices for patients with irregular heart rhythms.

As ever, an excellent evening with Jokes from Patrick, a presentation from Nicky on Arrhythmia and Linda giving an update on recent updates in the Cardiac area.

Nicky and Linda were presented with small gifts in appreciation of their presentations. A link to the presentation slides can be found on our links page.

12th - Sir Keith Porter, Professor of Clinical Traumatology at the QE has agreed to become our Honorary President.  

 

20th - Golf Day at Gaude Luce  - contact Jane on 01527 503082 for details.

27th - Barn Dance (postponed from 2nd March) at Lickey End Social Club. 19:30, Bar, bring your own picnic. Tickets are £8 and can be obtained from Jane on 01527 503882, at Friday morning exercise classes or on the night at the door.

New power adapters have been supplied for the Cross trainers at Bromsgrove scout hut.

A seat adjuster fault on one of the exercise bikes at Bromsgrove scout hut has been fixed.

May

June

 13th - bi-monthly meeting - Midlands Air Ambulance from the Strensham Airbase – Michelle McCracken and Mike Smyth. 

Michelle is going to speak first and is the fundraising executive.  Mike is a paramedic having done both land and air roles and also works at Warwick University on clinical trials.

An excellent talk, Michelle spoke about the Aims of MAAC; the operation role of the aircraft; how the charity is funded and some of the calls the MACC has been used for. Mike spoke about the research, conducted out of Warwick university, they have been doing regarding the needs and requirements of people struck down by cardiac arrest and heart attacks and attended by paramedics. Lots of etherical questions were being raised by the study. The event was enjoyed by all. Michelle and Mike were presented with tokens of appreciation by Patrick.

 July

20th - Golf Day at Cleobury Mortimer - contact Jane on 01527 503082 for details.


August

8th - bi-monthly meeting, cancelled and rearranged for 12th September.

September

12th - rearranged August meeting. Sir Keith Porter, Professor of Clinical Traumatology at the QE, and our new president, will be attending.

It is also the 21st Birthday of our club.

21st - Golf Day at Droitwich golf club - contact Jane on 01527 503082 for details.

 

October 

 10th - bi-monthly meeting

November


December

12th - bi-monthly meeting