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Adam Kirk

Virgin London Marathon 2019

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]As many of you may know, I regularly compete in races, but this will be my first time running the Virgin London Marathon! [/p][p]The Virgin London Marathon, as well as being a fantastic sporting event, acts as a huge vehicle for raising money for worthy causes - so I thought I should raise some money too.[/p][p]I've chosen to support Take Heart - a charity based at the Yorkshire Heart Centre within Leeds General Infirmary hospital. This charity has a special connection to my partner Lisa who works as a cardiac nurse at the hospital.[/p][p]If you would like to sponsor me, please do so on this fundraising page - your donation would be very greatly received by Take Heart! Below is a little overview of some of the work they do.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b][u]About Take Heart[/u][/b][/p][p]Take Heart was set up twenty seven years ago by a group of former patients of the Yorkshire Heart Centre who had undergone surgical procedures and who felt that they must repay the first class treatment they had received. Their aims and objectives then, were the same as now - to raise money to use to make life for patients, staff and relatives of the Heart Centre more comfortable and to try to alleviate some of the anxieties which weigh heavily on patients and their relatives at what can be a critical time. [/p][p]Basically, Take Heart makes a difference. They have no paid employees and the trustees of the charity give their time completely voluntarily. They meet regularly to plan fund raising and agree expenditure for small and not-so-small projects. [/p][p]Take Heart have so far raised nearly four million pounds and here are some of the differences they have made.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Provision of the "Take Heart Roof Garden"[/b] - a peaceful area adjacent to the wards with lovely views of the city for patients, their relatives and staff.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Provision of the "Zen Garden"[/b] - a terraced, courtyard area designed to allow patients and relatives a space and chance to relax.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Supply of specialist equipment[/b][/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Provision of relatives suites [/b]- designed to allow relatives who generally live outside Leeds, free to use accommodation, to be close to their loved ones at stressful times.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]New ward furniture [/b]- including but not limited to: hospital beds, waiting area provision, bedside lockers.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Provision of free bedside TV, phone calls and internet for patients[/b][/p][p][br][/p][p][b]New suite for day patients visiting cardiology at the LGI[/b][/p][p][u]?[/u][/p]

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Apr 30, 2019

David Maberly

Well done Adam

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Peter Mitchell

Well done Adam!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

David Maberly

Well done Adam all for a great cause

Apr 28, 2019

Becca Henderson

Good luck Adam. Hope it all goes well !

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019

Andy and Heather

Good luck for tomorrow


Apr 27, 2019

Sarah and Jo

Good luck! Enjoy the post run carb fest!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019


Good luck Adam! Go for 2:50 and smash that PB X

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019

Carol Simon Holly and Amy

Good luck Adam.


Apr 27, 2019

Steven & Amy

Good luck!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019


Good luck Adam!!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid