Sunday, 8 March 2015

Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland



On May 23rd this year I am holding a coffee morning to raise money for Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS).

This is a cause very close to my heart.  As you may have read in a previous post, a very close family member has a life limiting lung condition called COPD.  Over the years we have lost family members to various conditions such as Stroke and heart conditions.

The work CHSS do is so valuable to the people they are helping.  They offer support, advice and someone to talk to.  They have an advice line, run by nurses, for people living with conditions and their families.



Here is how the money raised will help

£50 will provide two hours of warm and friendly reassurance from our registered nurses on our Advice Line (0808 811 0899) providing support not only for those affected but their families too. A listening ear when it is needed most.

£125 will help fund a volunteer driver for a year to drive a service user to their local community support group. Often the only barrier to service users accessing our groups is transport and that is why our drivers are so important.

£200 will pay for two people to attend a 9 week COPD self management course, enabling them to meet others with long term chest illness and learn how to slow the progression of their currently incurable condition.

£400 can help provide communication aids or home adaptions to improve the independence, mobility and dignity for someone who has a chest, heart or stroke illness via our personal support grants scheme.

£800 can help fund a year’s training and support for a Heart Failure Support Volunteer who visits clients in their homes and helps to address the social isolation experienced by so many after a diagnosis of heart failure.

£1,000 could cover the costs of specialist spectroscopy and heart scans in an Aberdeen study evaluating new therapies for heart failure

As you can see the money raised goes far and helps so so many.

If you would like to donate you can visit

My Just Giving page here

Or you can text ANGH80 followed by your donation e.g £1 (up to £10)  to 70070


Thank you
Angela x

30 comments:

  1. Very best of luck with your fundraising coffee morning x

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  2. Hope you raise lots of money for this good cause x

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  3. Good luck with your fundraising efforts hun x

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  4. Good for you. Hope you raise a lot of money.

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    1. awww thank you :) I am really excited x

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  5. My Mum had COPD, so I know how horrible it is. I hope you raise a lot

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    1. it's so hard isn't it. thanks for your support xx

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  6. I hope you get lots of support for your coffee morning. Such a great cause.

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  7. Good luck and I hope you get well supported. A coffee morning is always a hit!

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    1. Thank you! Coffee and cake, can't go wrong with that hehe x

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  8. I hope your coffee morning will be a great success. Such a great cause.

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  9. Good luck with the fundraising, I hope your coffee morning is a great success.

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  10. Sorry tp hear about your family member. I hope the coffee morning is a huge success

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  11. Sorry to hear about your struggles with COPD but good luck with your coffee morning. I was really moved by the video you posted up.

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    1. Thank you. It's hard seeing her like that but she is getting all the meds and help she needs. The video was an advert here in Scotland for a while and it it quite hard hitting. Gets the point across x

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  12. Good luck with your coffee morning lovely xx

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  13. What a wonderful and thoughtful thing to do. Best of luck with it

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  14. Good luck with the fundraising - such a brilliant thing to do and I love seeing the way all the money raised can help. I hope it goes really well.

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    1. Thank you so much!! The money really does help and to see where it is going spurs me on even more xx

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