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Latest News

December and January Forfar Meetings Cancelled

Date posted: 16/11/2017

Forfar monthly meetings will be cancelled for this forthcoming December and January. Future meetings and guest speakers in Forfar will only be from September to November and February to May.

Chief Executive of Tayside NHS Board as Guest Speaker at Forfar Meeting – 29 November

Date posted: 30/10/2017

Ms Lesley McClay, Chief executive officer of NHS Tayside board will be the Forfar branch guest speaker in November, followed by refreshments and a fun quiz.  All interested parties welcome.  To be held at The Guide hall, The Myre, Forfar, 29 November at 1900 hrs.

Angus Cardiac Group Silver Anniversary Christmas Lunch

Date posted: 08/10/2017

Our Angus Cardiac christmas lunch this year will be a special occasion celebrating our silver anniversary of 25 years!  For details on the event click here

Angus Cardiac Group Annual General Meeting

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To view the minutes of  ACG’s recent AGM click here

Angus Cardiac Group AGM-Thursday 21 September 2017

Date posted: 18/09/2017

There is a reminder to all members and interested parties that the Angus Cardiac Group AGM will be held this Thursday 21 September at Columba Hall, Montrose.  The meeting will commence at 6.30 for 7pm with light refreshments.  To download the agenda please click here.

ACG Meeting Minutes

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To view the minutes from ACG’s last committee meeting please click here

AGM Reminder!

Date posted: 07/09/2017

A reminder to all members and interested parties, the AGM will be held on Thursday 21 September at Columba hall, Montrose, 1830hrs for 1900hrs start.  To view or download the 2016 AGM minutes click here: 2016-agm-minutes .  To view or download a nomination form to become part of committee of an office bearer click here: acg-nomination-form-2015

Lovely Afternoon At Crombie Park

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ACG members enjoyed a lovely afternoon of gentle exercise followed by a picnic.  To see the photos click on our photograph gallery tab in this website.

Fun Evening Had By All At The Putting Green

Date posted: 22/08/2017

Angus Cardiac Group members, friends and families had a wonderful evening of fun at the annual fun putting competition organised by Vice Chairman John Wilkie.  After the putting it was back to Johns for soup, nibbles and refreshments along with a fantastic raffle.  Thanks for a great evening John and Maureen.  To view photos of this event click on the photograph gallery on this website.

Thanks From Brechin Health Centre For Donation From Angus Cardiac Group

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Brechin Health Centre have thanked Angus Cardiac Group for the donation of two BP machines.  They stated it would help the practice enormously as there is always a backlog of patients on the waiting list for one.  To view Rhona Guild (Primary Care Manager/Long Term Conditions Lead) presenting the monitors to Michelle Hutchison of Brechin Health Centre click on the photographs gallery of this website.

Invitation To ACG From The Alliance To Attend Talk On Big Lottery Funding

Date posted: 08/08/2017

Kerry Ritchie, Network Development Officer of the Health and Social Care Alliance has invited a member of the ACG to attend their next networking event, which as part of the itinerary will include a guest speaker from the Big Lottery Fund.  The ACG would have the opportunity to network with other Alliance members and learn more about funding for our organisation.  Mary Ballantyne (chair) is unable to attend and if anyone would like to represent the ACG please contact her.  The event will be held on Thursday 7th September 2017 at the Alliance Headquarters, Glasgow from 11am until 2pm and includes a networking lunch.

Media Training

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Talk Action are promoting a day of training in Edinburgh to give the tools to promote the work you do and your organisation.  For costs and further details please use the contact numbers below:

Montrose Branch Tesco Collection Raises £300.06

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Thank you to Montrose Tesco shoppers who donated £300.06 to the ACG Montrose Branch collecting at Tesco on Saturday 5 August.

ACG Putting Competition

Date posted: 17/07/2017

The ACG will be holding a fun putting competition on Carnoustie Putting Green at 7pm on 11 August 2017.  The entrance fee will be £3 per person. Please bring your own putter if you have one.  refreshments will be served after the competition at John Wilkie’s garden.  If you are interested in coming please contact a committee member asap to have your name put onto the entry sheet.Names to be in by Friday 4 August.

ACG Walk And Picnic At Crombie Park

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The annual Crombie Park walk and picnic will be held on Fri 25 August 2017.  Walkers are to meet in the car park at 12.30.  There are various walks from as short as you want to the longest which takes about an hour (2.3 miles).  Picnickers meet at the garden marquee from 123o onwards.  We have the marquee until 3.30pm.  Please bring your own picnic.  Tea and coffee will be provided.  Car park £2.70 (free for disabled badge holders. B-active members can apply for a yearly ticket from leisure services, The Yard, Queenswell Road, Forfar or sports@angus.gov.uk).  All welcome, please bring family and friends (including canine!).

ACG AGM 2017

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The Angus Cardiac Group AGM will be held on Thursday 21 September, 2017, 1900 hrs at Columba Hall, Montrose.  To view the 2016 AGM minutes click here

To download the committee nomination form click here

12 July 2017 ACG Committee Meeting Minutes

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To view the minutes from ACG’s latest meeting click here

Presentation of Monitors To Monifieth Health Centre

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John Wilkie, vice chair of ACG, recently presented blood pressure monitors on behalf of ACG to Eric Blyth (practice manager) and GP Dr James McDonald of Monifieth Health Centre.  To view images of this presentation click on the photograph section of this website.

Annual Barbecue A Roaring Success!

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The ACG annual barbecue turned out to be a great success with 56 attendees having a thoroughly enjoyable evening.   Mary Ballantyne (chair of ACG) apologises for being unable to attend and thanks Anne Allan for organising the event and all those who assisted.  To view photographs go to the photo gallery on this website.

ACG Committee Meeting

Date posted: 11/07/2017

The next ACG committee meeting will be held on Wednesday 12 July at 1030am in the Rescobie Room, Whitehiils Hospital, Forfar.  If any members would like anything to be discussed please contact a committee member.

GP Practice Thanks ACG for BP Monitors and Donation Towards Defibrillator

Date posted: 26/06/2017

GP Dr Thomas of  the Academy Medical Centre, Forfar thanked Angus Cardiac Group for the valuable work they do in supporting people with cardiac conditions after the practice received a donation of two blood pressure monitors, to be used for home monitoring, and £200 towards a defibrillator from the group.  To see the thank you letter and photograph click here 

Annual Barbecue Reminder!

Date posted: 23/06/2017

The annual ACG barbecue will be held at the Forfar (Strathmore) Rugby Club on 28th June 2017.  Those attending can arrive from 6pm.  Tickets are £5 and this will include all food and 1st drink from bar….soft drink/water, glass of wine/beer.  Please contact Anne Allan re tickets which should be purchased prior to the event.

British Heart Foundation Requires Input On Atrial Fibrillation

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The British Heart Foundation is requiring input regarding patients and carers experiences with atrial fibrillation.  If you are in this situation and are willing to respond to a survey or require more information please follow this link:

https://www.bhf.org.uk/get-involved/heart-voices/updates-on-our-current-projects/crossparty-group-inquiry-into-atrial-fibrillation-in-scotland.

Alternatively contact Tracey Gellatly RGN: email – tracey.gellatly@nhs.net phone: 01382 425696

Diabetes Forums In Angus

Date posted: 01/06/2017

Further to the very informative Forfar Branch Talk by Alison Snedden on Type 2 Diabetes she has informed us of dates of forums regrading the subject of diabetes.  These are – Thursday 15th June from 6.30-8.30 pm at The Links Health Centre, Montrose.  The topic will be Foot Care and a podiatrist will be available to answer any questions.  Wednesday 23rd August fron 10-12 am at The Lintrathen Room, Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre, Forfar.  The topic will be Medication led by practice nurse Alison Snedden.  There is no requirement to book, no charge and attendees can bring a friend or family member for support.  The forum rotates around Angus venues with different topics and 6 meetings each year.

BBQ Start Time From 6pm Onwards

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The annual ACG barbecue will be held at the Forfar (Strathmore) Rugby Club on 28th June 2017.  Those attending can arrive from 6pm.  Tickets are £5 and this will include all food and 1st drink from bar….soft drink/water, glass of wine/beer.  Please contact Anne Allan re tickets which should be purchased prior to the event.

£2000 Donation from Angus Threeways

Date posted: 30/05/2017

Wilma Whyte’s fabulous team Angus Threeways have donated the amazingly generous sum of £2000 to ACG.  They are prolific fundraisers and ACG are very grateful for this kindness shown to the group.  The efforts of all the fundraisers is hugely appreciated by ACG members.

Diabetes Talk by Alison Snedden in Forfar

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The Forfar branch monthly talk will be delivered by Alison Snedden on the subject of diabetes.  This will be held on Wed 31 May 2017 at The Guide Hall, Myre, Forfar, 7pm.  Anyone with an interested in the subject is invited to attend. Refreshments, fun quiz and raffle also!

Montrose Coffee Morning Cancelled

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The Montrose Coffee morning on the 10th June 2017 has been cancelled.  There is to be a collection in Tesco Montrose on Sat 5th August for the ACG and a small coffee morning in Columba Hall on Sat 4th November instead.

Guest Speaker – Dr Burt – The Therapeutic Garden

Date posted: 24/04/2017

Dr Douglas Burt will be the Forfar branch guest speaker on Wednesday 26 May at the Guide Hall, Myre, Forfar.  He will be talking about The Therapeutic Garden.  Anyone with an interest in this subject is welcome.  Refreshments, raffle and quiz also!

Forfar Coffee Morning Cancelled

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Due to unforeseen circumstances the coffee morning arranged for Saturday 6 May at the Guide Hall, Forfar has had to be cancelled.

Donation from 1st Shop 2 Stop Customers

Date posted: 29/03/2017

A big thank you to 1st Shop 2 Stop in Kirriemuir who donated £157.07 from their counter collection jar.

ACG Committee Meeting Minutes 1 March 2017

Date posted: 06/03/2017

To view the minutes from our recent committee meeting click here: ACG minutes Whitehills Hospital, 1 March 2017

Forfar Branch Coffee Morning 6 May 2017

Date posted: 05/03/2017

A date to put in your diary!  The Forfar ACG branch are holding a coffee morning on Saturday 6 May.  This will be held in The Guide Hall, Myre, Forfar.  Starting time 10am.

Cardiologist Guest Speaker- Dr John Irving – 22 February-Forfar-7pm

Date posted: 08/02/2017

Ninewells Cardiologist Dr John Irving is  the Forfar branch guest speaker on the 22nd February, The Guide Hall at The Myre, Forfar.  He will be talking about recent developments in cardiac care.   All branches welcome and encouraged to come along.  The talk is open to any member of the public with an interest in the subject. Refreshments will be served and a fun quiz will follow the talk.

Monthly Bingo Fundraiser

Date posted: 28/01/2017

Wilma Whyte raises a significant amount of money at her monthly bingo fundraisers which Angus Cardiac Group benefit from.  The next session is at The British Legion Hall, Forfar on Tuesday 31 January.  It starts at 7.30pm but it is always busy so its advisable to arrive early to ensure a seat! Any members who are able to attend in support would be very welcome.

Forfar Monthly Guest Speaker-Life In The Forfar Library

Date posted: 22/01/2017

A reminder of the Forfar monthly meeting on Wednesday at 7pm, Guide Hall, The Myre. We will have a talk from Aileen Roger on Life In The Forfar Library followed by refreshments and a fun quiz! This is open to members and interested non members.

New Year Message From The Chair

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ACG Chair welcomes members to 2017 and our 25th Anniversary ‘silver’ events.  To view click here: ACG The Talking Chair January 2017

Lovely ACG Christmas Lunch!

Date posted: 13/01/2017

ACG Chair, Mary Ballantyne would like to thank all those who attended the ACG annual christmas lunch at the Carnoustie Golf Hotel in December. They made it a successful and enjoyable meal.  Cheques of £200 were presented to Dr Irving for Ninewells Cardiology Unit, Dr Begg for Scottish Heart and Arterial Disease Risk Prevention and Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland.  Images are available to view in the photograph gallery of this website.

Sad News

Date posted: 06/11/2016

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of  long standing and respected member, Shaun Moynan.  The ACG send their condolences to his wife Lorraine and family.  The funeral will be held at 3.30pm on Friday 11 November at Park Grove Crematorium, Froickheim.

Christmas Lunch

Date posted: 19/10/2016

Menus are required to be in by the 24th October for those who wish to attend the Christmas lunch.

£684.87 Raised For Angus Cardiac Group At Arbroath Branch Coffee Morning

Date posted: 17/10/2016

A fantastic effort by Angus Cardiac Group members from the Arbroath Branch  saw Irene Lindsay present a cheque for £684.87  to Vice Chair John Wilkie recently for Angus Cardiac Group funds.

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland Looking To Hear About Personal Experiences

Date posted: 30/09/2016

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland are interested in hearing about your personal experience so that they can share your story to help others who may be going through a similar experience and to help improve their services. For further information click here: participant-information-sheet-chss

AGM Minutes With Project Statement

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To read an updated version of the ACG 2016  AGM Minutes, with a statement from The Project, click here: 2016-agm-minutes

ACG AGM 2016 Minutes

Date posted: 23/09/2016

To view ACG AGM 2016 minutes click here: 2016-agm-minutes

ACG Committee Meeting Minutes 14/9/2016

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To view the minutes of this meeting please click here: st-margarets-house-14-sep2016-minutes

ACG Interim Income and Expenditure Account Up To 31 July 2016

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For ACG Interim financial report click here: interim-income-and-expenditure-account-up-to-31-july-2016

REMINDER! AGM Tonight Plough Inn Forfar 7pm

Date posted: 21/09/2016

ACG AGM is tonight 21/09/2016 at 1900hrs.  To view last years minutes and nomination form click on the corresponding links:

2015 ACG AGM minutes: agm-2015-minutes

nomination form: ACG-Nomination-Form-2015

 

Christmas Lunch Details on Poster

Date posted: 16/09/2016

See attached poster for details on the Christmas lunch!  Click here:christmas-lunch

Arbroath Coffee Morning Saturday 17 September

Date posted: 13/09/2016

Coffee morning in aid of Angus Cardiac Group and British Heart Foundation on Saturday 17 September 2016 at the British Legion Hall in Helen Street, Arbroath from 1000-1200hrs.  Stalls include cake and candy, tombola, books and CD’s.  Tickets £1.50 from members or at door.

Montrose ACG Branch Raise £386.50 Through a Collection at Tesco

Date posted: 21/08/2016

Chairperson Mary Ballantyne sends her thanks to the Montrose ACG Branch who raised the phenomenal amount of £386.50 whilst collecting at Tesco on August 20th.

Newsflash!! AGM is Wednesday 21 September

Date posted: 12/08/2016

Unfortunately there was a typo in the flyer sent out regarding the AGM.  It stated the AGM was on Thursday 21 September.  It is Wednesday 21 September.

Carnoustie Golf Hotel Offer For ACG

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Carnoustie Golf Hotel is offering special rates of £95 for 2 adults in either a twin or double room, dinner, bed and breakfast for the night of the 8 December 2016 (ACG Christmas lunch date).  Check out on 9 December.  They will give the best rooms they have at time of booking.

Perhaps just the lovely relaxing opportunity ahead of a busy Christmas you may need!

Any enquiries can go direct to Alison Miller at the hotel on 01241 411979 quoting Angus Cardiac Group Christmas Lunch or Mary Ballantyne (ACG chair) on 07856072394.

 

Forfar Monthly Meeting Speakers

Date posted: 11/08/2016

Speakers for the Forfar monthly meetings have been confirmed through to February 2017.  Details are available on this websites events calendar.  The meetings will recommence after the summer break on Wednesday 28 September 2016.

Committee Nomination Form

Date posted: 03/08/2016

To download nomination form for the committee click here

Carnoustie Phase 4 Class Raise £326 for Rubbish!

Date posted: 02/08/2016

Carnoustie phase 4 started collecting used biscuit wrappers in June 2013 and sending them to Terracycle who then give money to (in our case ) BHF. To date they have earned £194.74.  They added triggers from cleaning sprays and the packets from cleaning wipes. This has netted a small amount but Barbara who does all the collecting and sending off has just been told that she (BHF) have won a sweepstake of £125. Grand total £326.08 for rubbish!!!!

Arbroath and Carnoustie Branch Coffee Morning 17th September 2016

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The Arbroath and Carnoustie branch of ACG are holding a coffee morning in aid of Angus Cardiac Group and the British Heart Foundation.  This will be held on Saturday 17 September, 2016 at The British Legion Hall, Helen St, Arbroath from 1000 – 1200 hrs.  Stalls will include cake and candy, tombola, books and CD’s.  We would very much appreciate volunteers to help man stalls and donations of items for the stalls.

Angus Cardiac Walk and Picnic at Crombie Park Friday 19 August 2016

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This annual event will be held on Friday 19 August 2016.  Walkers are to meet in the car park at 1230hrs.  There are various walks from as short as you want to the longest which takes about 1 hr (2.3 miles).  ‘Picknickers’ meet at the garden marquee from 1200hrs onwards.  The marquee is available until 3pm.   Please bring your own picnic.  Tea and coffee will be provided.  Car parking costs £2.70 (free for disabled badge holders).  B-active members can apply for a yearly ticket from Leisure Services, The Yard, Queenswell Road, Forfar or sports@angus.gov.uk.  All are welcome, please bring family and friends (including canine!).

Angus Cardiac Group Christmas Lunch

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Invite letters will shortly be sent out to members for our annual Christmas meal which this year is to be held in The Carnoustie Golf Hotel on Thursday Dec 8, 1230hrs.  A must for penning into your diaries!

Angus Cardiac Group AGM

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The Angus Cardiac Group AGM will be held on Wednesday 21 September at The Plough, Forfar, 7pm.  Refreshments will be served.  Mary Ballantyne (chair) urges as many of our members as possible to attend.

Barbeque News from the Chair

Date posted: 03/07/2016

ACG Forfar BBQ, 29/6/16 Ranger House Leisure Centre Forfar Loch

A fabulous evening of drizzle, friends, tasty food and plenty blether was had by all the stalwart attendees of this years BBQ.  Special thanks to Gordon Webster for his BBQ which saved the day… and we all hope he is recovered from the efforts of delivery and return of the said machine.

Lower numbers than usual however no less a great night.

Angela, Lorna and helpers did a tasty safe job of BBQ food for everyone including doggy bags for home!! Thanks very much again ladies for a lovely evening in your company.

The Ranger service offered us their new wild garden area to enjoy our evening… it is a fabulous community space.

A flyer was circulated seeking a minute secretary and treasurer from our 400 membership. These are key roles which must be filled to help our group run smoothly.

£156 was collected from attendees and £95 of this was paid out to cover food, soft drinks.

Annual Barbeque

Date posted: 25/05/2016

To be held on 29 June, Garden Area, Lochside Leisure Centre, Forfar at 6.30pm for 7pm.  £5 per head, all welcome.  Contact Jean Carcary for information.

Montrose Coffee Morning Cancelled

Date posted: 16/05/2016

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Montrose Coffee Morning on Saturday 11 June 2016 has been cancelled.

Minutes

Date posted: 11/05/2016

The minutes from the latest ACG meeting on 28/04/16 can be read here.

Project Funding

Date posted: 13/04/2016

The Angus Activity Project for People with Long-Term Conditions has been awarded further funding from NHS Tayside for a year starting on 1 November 2016 (when the current funding runs out) with a strong probability that it will continue to be funded for another two years after that.   Full details in the letter which can be read here.

Donation

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A donation of £50.00 has been received from Montrose & District Ladies Darts Team by Agnes Mitchell, one of the ACG vice-chairs.   Thank you ladies!

Donation

Date posted: 12/04/2016

Following a talk and demonstration of seated exercise given by Gordon Snedden and Candace Laing, St. Vigeans WRI have donated £20.00 to Angus Cardiac Group.

Volunteers Required

Date posted: 10/04/2016

Minute Secretary, Volunteer required

Angus Cardiac Group  need a volunteer to be their Minute Secretary.  Ideally an experienced meetings secretary. This role involves requesting agenda points ahead of meetings, producing an agenda and attending meetings-committee meetings in particular -and taking the minutes. These would then be  written up by the secretary, circulated to committee and passed to the webmaster for uploading onto the website. Committee meetings take place at least once every quarter however no more than every second month. 4-6 meetings per year and also an AGM every September which requires a little more work before and after the meeting to ensure new office bearers etc are clearly recorded. Other events may require the input of the secretary. There is a separate membership secretary. This group is a patient led group and would suit a volunteer who is already a member of ACG or a volunteer who is interested in health related issues, self management of heart disease ,long term medical conditions and who enjoys working with people. More details about the group can be found on  www.anguscardiacgroup.co.uk

For further details contact Mary B  on Tel: 07856072394  Email: mary.ballantyne@btinternet.com

Vice Chairperson for Arbroath/Carnoustie branch members of ACG

Angus Cardiac Group  need a Vice Chairperson to represent the Arbroath/Carnoustie branch members of Angus Cardiac Group. This role involves being either an existing committee member or considering to join the committee. Thereafter requesting agenda points ahead of meetings, attending meetings-committee meetings in particular  then sharing news to members.This is a liaising role. Committee meetings take place at least once every quarter however no more than every second month. 4-6 meetings per year and also an AGM every September which requires a little more work before and after the meeting to ensure circulation of information to local branch members.  Other events may require the input of the vice chairperson of local branch members. There is a Vice Chairperson in place in other local branch areas of Montrose and Forfar. The Vice Chairpersons support the Chairman and overall aims of the Angus Cardiac Group.This group is a patient led group and this role would suit  someone who is already a member of the Arbroath/Carnoustie  local branch of ACG  and who is interested in health related issues, self management of heart disease ,long term medical conditions and who enjoys working with people. More details about the group can be found on  www.anguscardiacgroup.co.uk

For further details contact Mary B  on Tel: 07856072394  Email: mary.ballantyne@btinternet.com

Treasurer-Volunteer required

Angus Cardiac Group  seek a volunteer to be their Treasurer .  Ideally an experienced Treasurer or someone with some experience of managing financial accounts. The books are audited every year by a Chartered Accountant and may involve liaising with other book keepers. This role involves things like issuing cheques, accepting receipt and banking of donations, accurately documenting monies in and out, attending Committee meetings which take place at least once every quarter however no more than every second month. 4-6 meetings per year and also an AGM every September which requires a little more work before and after the meeting to ensure summary accounts can be discussed and networked to all members and sent for upload to website  Other events may require the input of the Treasurer . This group is a patient led group and would suit a volunteer who is already a member of ACG or a volunteer who is interested in health related issues, self management of heart disease ,long term medical conditions and who enjoys working with people and is confident dealing with matters financial. More details about the group can be found on  www.anguscardiacgroup.co.uk

For further details contact Mary B  on Tel: 07856072394  Email: mary.ballantyne@btinternet.com

Website and Social Media Volunteer required

Date posted: 08/04/2016

Website and Social Media Volunteer required

Angus Cardiac Group  need a volunteer to keep their website up to date. The website is built on the WordPress platform and the person who takes up this post will have the opportunity to develop the site further and offer advice to visitors and members on how to get the most from their online presence. Angus Cardiac Group are also keen to make the most of social media, particularly Facebook and Twitter, they will provide the information but need someone with the knowledge, skills and experience to help them to get it out there. The workload will vary depending on the activities they are undertaking, but it can be done where and when it suits the volunteer. This group is a patient led group and would suit a volunteer who is interested in health related issues, self management of heart disease ,long term medical conditions and who enjoys working with people.

For further details contact Mary Ballantyne on Tel: 01307850330 Email: mary.ballantyne@btinternet.com

Mediatory Meeting

Date posted: 28/03/2016

The minutes from the CHSS/ACG mediatory meeting held on 9 March can be read here.

Donation

Date posted: 08/03/2016

Another very generous donation of £1,700.00 has been received from Angus Threeways Fundraisers and they, their organisers and helpers, along with those who have contributed in various ways to their fundraising, should know that we in Angus Cardiac Group very much appreciate their generosity.   The cheque was accepted, on behalf of ACG, by members Anne Allan and Jean Carcary – photograph here.

Minutes

Date posted: 17/02/2016

The minutes from the ACG committee meeting on 9 February can be read here.

Donations

Date posted: 12/02/2016

On Wednesday past Gordon Snedden and Anne Allan gave a presentation to Kingsmuir WRI on ACG and the Activity Project followed by a demonstration of seated exercise.   After the meeting they received a donation of £30.00.  The following afternoon Gordon travelled to Glenisla and gave a similar presentation to Glenisla WRI and they gave a donation of £10.00.   These donations are very much appreciated and will allow ACG to continue to do all the good things that they do for people in Angus with long-term health condition.

ACG Committee Meeting

Date posted: 01/02/2016

The minutes from the committee meeting held on 27 January 2016 can be read here.

Funding Application

Date posted: 07/01/2016

The Angus Cardiac Group led Angus Activity Programme has applied to the Integrated Care Fund to trial the use of tele exercise (website) for people who cannot, or will not, access conventional exercise opportunities.   Details here.

Donation

Date posted: 19/12/2015

ACG has received a donation of £40.00 in lieu of sending Christmas cards from Kathleen Ferrier, our ex treasurer.   We are very grateful for Kathleen’s continuing support.

ACG Project Funding

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Angus Cardiac Group’s project funding finished in September 2015.   A funding application has now been submitted to the Health & Social Care Alliance to enable further project work to be carried out (Details are available on the Angus Activity Project page on this website).   If successful this funding will not be available until April.

Donation

Date posted: 17/12/2015

Once again Lesley Higgins, one of our ACG members, has donated £30.00 to the group in lieu of sending Christmas cards.   A very generous gesture and very much appreciated.

Xmas 2015

Date posted: 11/12/2015

Angus Cardiac Group recently held a very successful Xmas lunch in the Station Hotel, Carnoustie with over 90 members and guests.   There was a great atmosphere and both the company and the food were first class.   A very successful raffle raised over £400.00 for the group.   Presentations were made to Cardiac Care at Ninewells, CHSS and SHARP – photographs here.

BP Monitors to Brechin Medical Practice

Date posted: 01/12/2015

Angus Cardiac Group recently donated four blood pressure monitors to Rhonda Hannah, a specialist nurse at Brechin Medical Practice.   The picture (here) shows Karen Fletcher and Gordon Snedden handing over the monitors to Rhonda.

National Care Standards Review

Date posted: 18/11/2015

The Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland are leading a development group that will co-produce new National Care Standards, working alongside people using the services, providers and other agencies.  This development group has developed a set of draft overarching principles relating to the National Care Standards and they want to encourage people to take part in the consultation on these.  This will help shape the future standards and expectations of health and social care in Scotland.    To take part in the consultation please click on this link http://www.newcarestandards.scot/?page_id=62

Presentation

Date posted: 06/11/2015

A cheque for £100.00 has been presented to Farmington Girls Football Club to assist them in purchasing a defibrillator.   Photograph here shows Kay Thomson and Julie White accepting the cheque.

Halloween 2015

Date posted: 01/11/2015

Halloween photographs 2015 here.   Who is the grim reaper?

ACG Project

Date posted: 30/10/2015

Latest reports on the Alliance and NHS funding for the Be Active . . . live well project and the volunteer project can be read hereN.B. the alliance funding has now finished.

British Heart Foundation Event

Date posted: 25/10/2015

British Heart Foundation Scotland are having a fundraising event on Friday 13 November at the British Legion Hall, Helen Street, Arbroath (1930 for 2000) with entertainment from Encore, Doug Ford and Angela Moretti.   For tickets (£12.00 – includes stovie supper) phone Irene at Arbroath 875646.

Presentation to Kathleen Ferrier

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Anne Allan (Chair) has presented our outgoing Treasurer Kathleen Ferrier with a lovely planter of flowers in recognition of her work for Angus Cardiac Group – photograph here.

Latest ACG Minutes

Date posted: 10/10/2015

The minutes from the last committee meeting can be read here.

Donation

Date posted: 05/10/2015

We are grateful, yet again, to Montrose Yoga Club who have given us £26.00 raised by selling cards.

Stroke App for Mobiles

Date posted: 02/10/2015

An app has been developed to install on both Android and Apple phones to be used if you, or someone else, are concerned that you/they may have had a stroke.   The links are <https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.org.stroke.fasttest&hl=en_GB> for Android or <https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=1033668034&mt=8> for Apple.

Tesco Collection

Date posted: 28/09/2015

Montrose members of ACG have raised £437.60 with an all-day collection at Tesco’s supermarket in the town.   Thanks to all those who gave up their time to collect such an excellent sum of money.

AGM Minutes

Date posted: 19/09/2015

The minutes from the 2015 ACG AGM can be read here.

Angus Cardiac Group Annual General Meeting

Date posted: 17/09/2015

The AGM took place last night at the Park Hotel, Montrose and there are changes to the office bearers in the Group.   To see these changes please visit the “Contact” page on this website.

The retiring Chairman, Gordon Snedden, was delighted to be presented with a beautiful Waterford crystal bowl along with a carved elm base created by a local craftsman.   Gordon would like to express his thanks for this lovely gift to all the ACG members.   Although no longer Chairman Gordon will continue as a committee member and will retain responsibility for various tasks.   To see whether to contact him or the new Chair Anne Allan see the list here.

The minutes of the AGM will be posted as soon as they are available.

ACG AGM

Date posted: 13/09/2015

All members are reminded that our Annual General Meeting takes place at the Park Hotel, Montrose on  16 September at 1830.

Donation

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Jim Steven nominated ACG to receive a cheque from the British Legion (Arbroath) line dancers who have been dancing at the British legion hall in Arbroath for 20 years.  The cheque was received by Jennifer McArtney.  Many thanks to the line dancers for their generosity.

 

Angus Cardiac Group Annual General Meeting

Date posted: 18/08/2015

Would all members please note that the 2015 Annual General Meeting will be on Wednesday 16 September at 1830 in the Park Hotel, Montrose – coffee, tea and sandwiches will be provided.    It is hoped that there will be a good turnout of members.   The following documents are available:

The current constitution can be read here.

The AGM agenda here and the 2014 minutes here.

The minutes from the last committee meeting on 08 July can be read here.

Anyone (member) wishing to make a nomination for Chairman, Vice-chairman, Treasurer or secretary can download a nomination form here.

Putting Competition

Date posted: 17/07/2015

Angus Cardiac Group members attended in large numbers yesterday evening for the inaugural putting green competition organised by John Wilkie who is one of our Carnoustie members.  The competition was won by David Taylor and the booby prize went to Sam Connelly.   We are very grateful to John, his family and others who not only organised the competition but who supplied refreshments after the event.   Photographs have been posted on this site.

ACG Committee Meeting

Date posted: 14/07/2015

The minutes for the committee meeting held on 8 July 2015 can be read here.

Donation

Date posted: 12/07/2015

Forfar Road Runners recently presented a Cheque for £250.00 to Angus Cardiac Group.   FRR have been very generous over many years in donating money to worthwhile local causes and this is at least the second occasion where they have donated to our group.   We very much appreciate their support.   The cheque was received by Sam Connelly – one of our members.

Tesco Collection

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Would all members please note that the Tesco collections due to take place this coming Saturday and in August have been cancelled by Tesco for commercial reasons.

Fundraising

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At the Carnoustie Gala Day recently the Angus Cardiac Group Tombola Stall raised £217.00 for our funds.  Many thanks to John Wilkie and family, David Taylor, Jean Carcary, Jennifer McArtney and Gordon Snedden for all their hard work and please don’t forget the putting competition organised by John which takes place this Thursday (16 July).

ACG Annual BBQ

Date posted: 28/06/2015

On Wednesday past ACG members organised another successful BBQ with members from across Angus attending.   Although the weather was wet that did not dampen the mood of those that were there.   Grateful thanks to those who helped organise this event and to Mary Ballantyne who opened up her home to allow everyone inside out of the rain.   Mary had made some food and bought some wine and, if it had not been for her and her husband Scott this event would have been a very miserable evening.   Thanks also to Angela and her team who stayed outside in the wet conditions to barbeque the food.   We are very fortunate in ACG to have such good friends and members who pull together for the benefit and enjoyment of others.