Redditch Hale and Hearties Heart Support Group
News and Events 2022
From Dec 2021
It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of Alan Parry.
Alan was a popular member of our Wednesday evening class at Easemore Road in Redditch.
He was well known for leading the carol singing at our Christmas membership meeting and always performed the role with great gusto and precision.
Alan was very easy to talk to and gave good advice to members of the class
as and when he was asked. He will be sadly missed.
Exercise classes restart on Wednesday 5th January at Redditch, Easemore Road. Friday the 7th January sees classes restart at Bromsgrove and Redditch Oakenshaw.
The 'spread some kindness', Cardiomyopathy campaign has started.
Also see their 'Ride with Us' campaign regarding a ride around London on Sunday 29th May 2022.
Click on either of the above to go to their website for information.
Friday morning classes at Bromsgrove scout hut have now started using the exercise exercise again. Hurrah! All the equipment has been thoroughly checked and tested and is in good condition.
Money was collected in 2019 for the 'Midlands Air Ambulance' we have received a request for a picture of an exercise class for their website. We will be taking the picture on Friday 25th at the Bromsgrove classes during changeover.
Jane's farewell party last Friday got scuppered by covid, a great pity but I'm sure we will see Jane at the club later on to say farewell. see a couple of photo's on main page.
Jane was heartbroken to have missed last Friday's celebration at Bromsgrove. We delivered the cards, gifts, flowers, cake, balloons etc. to her house which cheered her up. Al West has put a couple of pictures on the H&H Website https://www.redditchhaleandhearties.co.uk/
Jane asked if she could come along to say thank you and we have arranged for her and Linda to come to Bromsgrove on Friday 8th April between about 9.50 to 10.20 am
The early class will be from 9.00 am to 9.45ish and the later class will be 10.20ish to 11.10 am. This will be our last class before Easter as we are closed on Friday 15th April (Good Friday).
If you can't make class but want to come along to the mini-celebration, that absolutely fine. And if you want to pass this on to anyone else, then please do.
The event went well and was enjoyed by all who attended.
The Group meeting in April has been cancelled.
It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of Noreen Williams.
She was a popular long standing member of our Wednesday evening class.
Noreen was a lovely lady who, for many years, helped at our club functions, often cooking some of the fayre on offer. She also provided memorable Mars Bar chocolate cakes with her husband Gary. (Gary is a past deputy chairman of the group). Noreen would also be the first to welcome new members to the club and put them at ease.
Patrick Moran has resigned as Chairman of Redditch Hale & Hearties heart support group.
During his time as Chairman of the Committee, some ten years or more, the Group has grown and prospered. This is in no small thanks to the guidance and generosity he has shown to the Group. His lead at both Group and Committee meetings will be sorely missed.
On behalf of everyone in the Group, we would like to thank Patrick for all the work he has done on our behalf and wish him and his family good health. We very much look forward to seeing him exercising at Easemore and at Group Meetings in the future.
With the recent loss of Committee Members, we urgently need to recruit new Members to join us in taking our Group forward. Please see the events page.
The Committee meet once every 2 months, usually on a Monday evening, between 5pm and 7pm in Redditch. We would specifically like to recruit Committee Members so that each of the 5 classes are represented. We cannot emphasis enough how important it is for new Committee Members to join us in taking our Group forward in the future.
If you would like to support H&H by joining the Committee, please speak to any of the current Committee Members – details of which are on the H&H web site.
CPR and Defib use training:
Class members and instructors took part in a CPR and defib use training session on the 24th May at Easemore Road in Redditch.
The training was lead by Dr Chris Smith. Dr Smith is a NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Emergency Medicine, with an interest in EM- and community resuscitation research at Warwick University,
Dr Smith made the training easy to understand and enjoyable.
The aim of the club is to have two people who have undertaken CPR/Defib training at each class. This will usually be the class instructor and a member of the class.
The Group meeting in June has been cancelled.