Fundraising

Since the Club was founded in 1987, we have raised over £1.2 million for cardiac patients at Wythenshawe through fundraising events and activities such as golf days and prize draws, through members’ subscriptions and donations, and through legacies generously left in the wills of Club supporters.

Our fundraising sources include the following:

  • Member’s subscriptions : £10 a year / joint membership £15
  • Charity Golf Days, each annually raising approx £1,500 [right]
  • An annual Grand Christmas Draw raising approx £3,000-£4,000 each year
  • Group or individual participation in sponsored events such as bike rides, marathons, swims
  • Legacies in a will
  • Donations in lieu of flowers at funerals, or wedding anniversaries or notable birthday gifts
  • The sale of logoed polo shirts, pens and lapel badges
  • Charity Box collections in local shops and pubs, etc

Charity Golf Day 2016 team name winners ‘Hole and Hearty’.

How we spend the monies raised:

As a wholly voluntary organisation, all the Club’s income is spent on the basis of ‘improving the patient experience’ in the North West Heart Centre.  Funding is not directly handed over, but is spent on the basis of choices made by the Club committee to purchase equipment and facilities from a ‘wish list’ put forward by the Hospital’s Heart Centre team.  Then, once the agreed items have been purchased, the necessary funding is handed over.

Examples of equipment and facilities recently funded:

  • ECG cart for acute coronary care unit
  • Minimal access valve replacement instruments

‘Sky Inside’ windows for catheter labs

Lifecard monitor with flashcards

  • R-Test arrhythmia event monitors
  • Post-surgery books

‘Can we Help?’ patient leaflets

Treadmill & exercise bike for cardiac rehab

TVs, pictures & self-service coffee machine for new cardiac day lounge

  • Anatome pressure relieving chairs

 

Heart patients’ handbook, DVD and CDs

Dinamap Procare portable monitors

The Ticker Club

Contact Us

The Ticker Club, North West Heart Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital, Southmoor Road, Manchester M23 9LT

Phone: 0161 291 2873    Email: enquiries@thetickerclub.co.uk

Registered Charity No. 519754

Affiliated to the British Heart Foundation