Fundraising

Since the Club was founded in 1987, we have raised over £1.25 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 / partners’ joint membership £15
  • 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

Sheila Fallon’s ‘Birtle Stroll’ in 2017 raised £1,325 for the Club as a thank you for her successful aortic valve replacement

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 (2013 – 2019) :

‘Sky Inside’ windows for catheter labs
Lifecard monitor with flashcards

 

 

  • ECG cart for accute coronary care unit
  • Minimal access valve replacement instruments
  • Anatome pressure relieving chairs

‘There for you . . .’ patient leaflets

Treadmill & exercise bike for cardiac rehab
Dinamap Procare portable monitors
TVs, pictures & self-service coffee machine for new cardiac day lounge

 

 

  • 3R-Test arrhythmia event monitors
  • Post-surgery booklets, DVDs and CDs
Heart patients’ handbook, DVD and CDs
Dinamap Procare portable monitors
Dinamap Procare portable monitors
Dinamap Procare portable monitors

Wifi video head camera for in-theatre use by surgeons as teaching aid to record and transmit operations in progress 

  • Portable TVs (free to patients) & stands for Critical Care Unit
  • Patio furniture & mirrors for Acute Critical Care Unit
  • ECG cart for acute coronary care unit
  • Minimal access valve replacement instruments
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

 

 

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service