Annual general meeting hears of Angus Cardiac Group’s vital role

The group donated blood pressure monitors to Academy Medical Centre.

The group donated blood pressure monitors to Academy Medical Centre.

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Angus Cardiac Group’s annual general meeting was held recently in Forfar. when chairman Gordon Snedden welcomed members.

He discussed various aspects of the work of the group stating it is widely recognised throughout Scotland as being an example of the best in rehabilitation.

It is one of the largest peer support groups in Scotland and is very highly regarded as an example of how such an organisation should be run and how others can be helped. The group is the lead organisation in ‘The Angus Activity Programme for People with Long Term Conditions’.

Gordon highlighted some of the projects planned for the future, the many fundraising events held throughout the year and the current involvement of the group with other health related organisations. He gave thanks to volunteers who sit on various groups and those who run seated exercise classes for participants with a long term health condition.

A healthy financial report by treasurer Kathleen Ferrier was followed by the election of office bearers. Gordon Snedden continues as chairman for a further year but secretary Jennifer Hedge, who has carried out the role in an exemplary fashion for the past six years, wished to stand down. The role has been split between members Jean Cook who volunteered to act as minute secretary and Linda Brown as membership secretary. Vicki Brighton takes over the running of the website whilst others offered to fulfil various secretarial duties. Shona and Bob Wallace were elected to the committee. The next meeting of the Forfar branch of the Angus Cardiac Group is at the Guide Hall, the Myre, on Wednesday, September 25 at 7.30 p.m. This event takes place during self management week and will be an open meeting with presentation by Major Munro Davidson on his life at Windsor Castle followed, as usual, by refreshments, raffle and a quiz.Visit www.anguscardiacgroup.co.uk for further details.