Club’s heartfelt gesture to heart patients

Bideford Rotary Club pledges support for cardiac patients

BIDEFORD Rotary Club is helping cardiac patients on the road to recovery following a ‘heartfelt’ donation to the town’s community hospital.

Club members raised more than �1,000 to buy a cross trainer and two electronic medical instruments to measure and monitor the condition of patients taking supervised exercise with the cardiac physiotherapy team at Bideford Community Hospital.

Club member John Wadey said: “The project will benefit our local residents who may have experienced a cardiac problem and who would benefit from a supervised exercise routine when under their care and supervision.

“We were given excellent support in the venture by the Torrington Rotary Club and many other people for which we were extremely grateful.”

The equipment was bought with proceeds from the club’s charity shop venture in Mill Street, with additional funds raised at a race night at The Pier House in Westward Ho!

The donation was one of four made during the club’s Ladies’ Evening held at the Royal Hotel on Thursday night.

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Other donations were made on the night to RNLI Appledore, Help for Heroes and Devon Air Ambulance, each receiving �750.

Bideford Rotary Club president Richard Williams said: “Once again, Bideford Rotary Club is pleased to be making a real difference to the local community.

“We currently have around 51 members but are always looking for new people to get involved.

“If anyone would like to find out more about the club, please get in touch. Come along and meet for lunch on Thursdays at the Royal Hotel at 1pm or give me a call on (01237) 423690.”

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