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Sponsored Cycle Challenge

November 2003




“A serious challenge for a serious charity”




During the month of November 2003, a small number of enthusiastic volunteers are to embark on a cycle challenge to New Zealand for the British Heart Foundation, which we have named ‘Bravehearts to New Zealand’.


The challenge will involve cycling a total distance of 400 km in 6-7 days following a challenging route of the country’s South Island. (of course we’ve already booked the good weather!)


Don’t be fooled, there is no doubt we will have an adventure of a lifetime, riding across all terrain including wooded valleys, dramatic gorges and remote gold-mining towns, but the challenge will nonetheless, be a tough one. It just wouldn’t be possible without your help!


Our fundraising target is a minimum of £3,000 each!   Of course, some people could happily write a cheque for £3,000 now, and believe me, it would be very welcome!


For others, even  £10 may seem a bit much to ask.   To be honest, even if you can only send us £1, it all adds up, and would be very much appreciated.

You can also donate online;    







We can accept any Credit Card or Switch or Solo card




“One of life’s needs is that of contribution” – Anthony Robbins.




Have you ever given money to charity?   Or to “The Big Issue” seller? 
And did you miss the money or regret the decision to donate?   
The point is; the donation rarely affects your standard of living for long.


Now when did you last THANK your BLOOD COUNT?   

mmm, something to think about….. If you had to monitor your blood count daily, or you relied heavily on medication or a pace-maker to maintain your regular heart beat, then it is more likely that you would appreciate EVERY beat of that incredible muscle!


Your body is amazing!   You never have to think about how your hair grows, or how your skin heals cuts and bruises, or how your heart keeps beating thousands of times a day, even when you’re asleep!









The aim of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) - - is to play a leading role in the fight against heart disease so that it is no longer a major cause of disability and premature death by:






Now we need your HELP because we wish to raise a substantial amount, and we all want to look back on 2003 with pride at our achievements, knowing that we have made a significant contribution to our legacy.




“What you do for yourself dies with you. 

What you do for others lives on” - Winston Churchill





How much would you pay if you had to replace your heart?







Via Paypal, We can accept any Credit Card or Switch or Solo card





Now pat yourself on the back for having chosen to help a very worthwhile cause!


Everyone who raises money with us will have the satisfaction of knowing that they have made a contribution (we’ll do the cycling, you help raise the funds).


Thanking you in anticipation,




Leanne Robinson & Mike Berry

(Event Coordinators) 














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Subject: HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK ALONE From Rochester General Hospital, Canada



If everyone who gets this sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we'll save at least one life.


Let's say it's 6:15 p.m. and you're driving home (alone of course), after an unusually hard day on the job. You're really tired, upset and frustrated. Suddenly, you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to radiate out into your arm and up into your jaw.

You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home; unfortunately you don't know if you'll be able to make it that far. What can you do?

You've been trained in CPR but the guy that taught the course neglected to tell you how to perform it on yourself. Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, this article seemed to be in order. Without help, the person whose heart stops beating properly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough. The cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. And a cough must be repeated about every 2 seconds without let up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.

Tell as many other people as possible about this, it could save their lives!


From Health Cares, Rochester General Hospital via Chapter 240s newsletter AND THE BEAT GOES ON ... (reprint from The Mended Hearts, Inc. publication, Heart Response)



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