Holyrood visit for cardiac group

Pictured at the Scottish Parliament are, from left - Graeme Dey, Gordon Snedden and Linda Brown.
Pictured at the Scottish Parliament are, from left - Graeme Dey, Gordon Snedden and Linda Brown.

First Minister Alex Salmond and fellow MSPs were given an insight into the valuable work of the Angus Cardiac Group at Holyrood last week.

Gordon Snedden and Linda Brown travelled to Edinburgh to mount a three day exhibition outside the debating chamber to highlight and promote the good work done by the group’s members, partners and volunteers in providing support for those affected by cardiac disease.

They also took the opportunity to extol the benefits of exercise in helping people in Angus with a long term condition to lead healthier and happier lives.

Commenting after the event Gordon told the Dispatch and Herald: “It was a unique experience meeting and chatting to MSPs from across Scotland and all those that we spoke to were very supportive of what our group are doing.

“The First Minister Alex Salmond chatted for some and when asked if he had any message regarding the benefits of exercise he said “Do what you enjoy doing but just do something”.

Graeme Dey, MSP for Angus South was very helpful to Gordon and Linda during their three days.

He said: “I am really pleased to see an Angus “success” in such an important field being showcased at the Scottish Parliament”.

Nigel Don, MSP for Angus North and Mearns, was equally helpful.

He said: “Angus Cardiac Group is doing an excellent job in the Angus area helping those with a long term condition. The group provides peer support and raises funds, through various activities, to improve the provision of cardiac support in the local area.

“They are also a leading proponent of the benefits of physical activity as a tool for living better with any long term condition”.

For details of meetings and exercise classes, or if you would like to join the group, please go to www.anguscardiacgroup.co.uk or telephone 01307 474894.