Char­ity sup­port

The Arran Banner - - Letters -

Sir, On be­half of all of us at Chest Heart & Stroke Scot­land, I want to say a huge thank you to ev­ery­one who has sup­ported us this year.

In 2018, thou­sands of peo­ple in Scot­land had their lives turned up­side down by a chest, heart or stroke con­di­tion. Liv­ing with such a con­di­tion can cause fear and iso­la­tion as peo­ple strug­gle with the im­pact on their lives.

One in five peo­ple in Scot­land are af­fected by chest, heart and stroke con­di­tions and that num­ber is grow­ing. Peo­ple need our ad­vice line, stroke nurses, re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion sup­port and peer sup­port groups more than ever be­fore. Your sup­port has helped peo­ple take back their lives, re­gain their con­fi­dence, and live life to the full.

I also want to say a spe­cial thanks to ev­ery­one who has vol­un­teered their time to sup­port us – whether it is through fundrais­ing, work­ing in our shops or help­ing care for peo­ple through our sup­port groups. None of the work that we do would be pos­si­ble with­out the in­valu­able con­tri­bu­tion of our vol­un­teers.

There is so much more still to do and I hope we will have your con­tin­ued sup­port in 2019. To­gether we can, and will, make sure there is no life halflived in Scot­land. Thank you. Yours, Jane-Claire Jud­son, Chief ex­ec­u­tive, Chest Heart & Stroke Scot­land.

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