Fundraising Efforts for AF Association
Lisa Wrigglesworth - Great North Run 2013
Lisa participated in the Great North Run on Sunday 15th September in memory of her grandmother who passed away at the start of this year.
Lisa commented "She was diagnosed with AF in 2007 and this condition contributed to the stroke. AF affected her health and life severely, and caused great worry and anxiety for her, as well as her family and loved ones."
Colin Smith's Heart Rhythm Week bake sale
Many congratulations to AF Association member Colin Smith from Blackrod who raised £105.00 through his Heart Rhythm Week 2013 bake sale.
People flocked to Blackrod to take at look at the entries of bakers who whipped up tasty treats for the contest. Judges for the competition included renowned chef Tom Bridge, Blackrod Mayor Stephen Laycock and Bolton MP Julie Hilling who cast their eye over a chocolate beetroot cake, a Victoria sponge and the winning entry — a scarecrow cake made by Madeline Holmes. Special mention goes to Councillor Anne Cunliffe for her support at the event.
The event was such a success that Colin is now looking to start up a baking club.
Hebden Bridge Boundary Walk
Phil Radford participated in the Hebden Bridge Boundary Walk on the 2nd June 2013, a total distance of 21 miles.
Phil said " Four years ago I struggled to walk up a flight of stairs when my heart was AF. I spent most of my time in AF and things were not looking good. Thanks to a skillful surgeon my quality of life improved dramatically and now I lead a normal life."
"Not sure, but this is a warm up for the Yorkshire three peaks walk. And it's time to support others with AF and to show that we can do stuff!!"
Phil raised over £300 from his sponsored walk. If you would still like to support Phil visit his Just Giving page.
Thank you and well done Phil.
The Rollin Bones
A small group of three men from West London with a mission – which started as a pub bet - to cycle from Hampton to Avignon (600+ miles).
The challenge took place at the start of May and took 8 days from start to finish.
The Rollin Bones team consisted of Patrick Carew, Simon Bignall and Mike Conn (total age 170 years!). They were originally a team of four but their fourth member, Sean Fullerton, ended up in hospital having a 5 hour operation to correct an atrial flutter after a training ride.
Sean was the most experienced rider of the group, having cycled competitively since he was a teenager and with many years of amateur road races behind him. Following the operation, although Sean was feeling better, he decided that the serious job of driving the support vehicle was safer for him and his knowledge and advice would be invaluable to the three cyclists.
The Rollin Bones raised over £4,000 a fantastic achievement! To read how they got on visit their blog.
AFA Funding and Sponsors
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The AFA would like to thank all our funders and sponsors for their continued support of the AFA work programme and look forward to working closely with them to improve the quality of life of people affected by atrial fibrillation.
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Lisa will be joining thousands of charity runners in the Great North Run
Colin Smith with Blackrod Mayor Stephen Laycock
Phil Radford participating in the boundary walk