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Coronavirus Update 20-Oct-2020
    • Roger was allowed out of hospital last Thursday night after 6 days of treatment. He will be out of isolation, along with his wife Gerry, this Thursday.
    • Roger wants to put on record his eternal thanks to the Staff of Ward 5C at Calderdale Royal Hospital who tried everything to bring his Covid Pneumonia under control, including 3 different “trial” drugs, oxygen for 4 days and 34 tablets a day. Blood tests, chest x-ray, ECG’s, CT scan and 5 cannulas for IV drips.
    • He also sends a thank you to all who sent Gerry and him their good wishes
    • Though the Covid infection is no longer, the after effects on Roger's breathing and oxygen levels will take time to improve, so he will be limited in what he can do.
    • Our finances are slowly draining but we have funds to see us through the pandemic
    • Under Tier 2 restrictions we can still run walks with 6 people and classes, as long as there is no mixing / socialising, in the building
    • We have had 2 new Members join us, so Membership is 244. Approximately 1/3 of Members are attending classes or walks
    • If the Government increase Calderdale, Kirklees or Bradford to Tier 3 then members from those Tier 3 areas will not be able to attend classes
    • At the Trustees Meeting 19 October we decided to continue the Wednesday night Exercise Classes into the New Year at least.
    • Unfortunately with attendance at Wednesday evening Tai Chi Class now below 3 we have to close the class.
    • The last Wednesday Tai Chi class will be on 27 October
    • The BSC Committee have advised that we will be able to control the outside lighting for evening classes
    • For Exercise Classes we need you to book in advance prior to attending
    • Please do this at classes, or by Text, Phone or Email to Roger Bailey (email for details)
    • Numbers in some Exercise classes are nearing the 18 limit and if they do and you have not booked then you will be turned away
    • You can book from 1 to 6 weeks in advance
    • For Tai Chi classes we do not need advanced bookings at this time
    • We have received lots of raffle tickets back, thank you
    • If you want more tickets then we have them at classes or we can post them to you
    • If you wish to donate prizes please bring them to any classes or contact me at or phone 01422 204928 so we can arrange safe collection.
    • Amazon have contacted us to join their Charity rewards programme Amazon Smile.
    • When we are registered anybody can go to Amazon Smile and select HEARTBEAT as their charity. Every purchase through the Smile site will give HEARTBEAT half a percent. There is no fee for Members or HEARTBEAT.
    • We have decided to enrol and will send out full details of how to join Smile and what you need to do.

Roger would like to thank all the Trustees and Members who stepped up in his absence. Please stay aware, stay safe and look after yourself


Charitable incorporated organisation registered in England with charity number 1156951