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2022 : Forthcoming events

Members’ social evenings will hopefully begin again in the near future, once coronavirus restrictions are fully relaxed. 

We hope to be able to confirm dates and venues quite soon.  Guests will be welcome at all events.

2022

< Volunteers’ Seminar : Monday 16th May     

The team were happy to be back at Wythenshawe for our first Volunteers’ and Visitors’ Seminar in three years due to Covid.

With a return to ward & clinic visiting expected soon, the team were brought up to date by ward F6 and critical care lead nursing staff, a catheter lab radiographer and a surgical care practitioner who spoke about applications of the Vein Harvester, purchased for the Hospital by the Club.

< Back together, in person & on the due date !      

Our 2022 Annual General Meeting, back to its usual time of year, took place on Wednesday 27th April at the Cresta Court Hotel in Altrincham, and was attended by a total of eighteen committee and members.

2021

14th October         ^

The Annual General Meeting, postponed from April, finally took place face-to-face at the Cresta Court Hotel, Altrincham.  A number of new faces were a hopeful sign for the Club’s future

<  7th December :                  

The Club’s Annual Christmas Party & Prize Draw returned to the Cresta Court Hotel after a year’s gap.  Once again the Raffle raised over £2,000 in support of Club funds

 

4th August :                  ^

Committee members reconvene at the Hospital for their first face-to-face meeting after 16 months of bi-monthly meetings on Zoom

2020 

Our Christmas Party at the Cresta Court Hotel, Altrincham, scheduled for Thursday 10th December, was unfortunately cancelled.

The Grand Prize Draw in aid of Club funds took place on the date of the party, but this year on Zoom.  A list of prizewinners and their prizes was published in the Winter 2021 Newsletter

Wednesday 4th November

Postponed Annual General Meeting for 2020 was held as a Zoom event to which all members were invited

The Annual Volunteers’ Seminar 2020, scheduled for Thursday 21st May, was cancelled because of lack of access to the Hospital due to coronavirus.

 

2019

AGM in the ERC
Annual General Meeting in the ERC

Tuesday 10 December :      Christmas Party & Grand Draw

Fifty Club members and friends enjoyed this annual social event where it was announced that this year’s Prize Draw had brought in a record total of over £5,200

Tuesday 29 October : Social Evening & Beetle Drive

 < A six to start

Club members and friends came together for a second social event at the Stamford Public House, Bowdon, this time featuring a very entertaining Beetle Drive

                                          Beetle!  >

Tuesday 10 September :      Quiz Night & Social Evening

Club members and friends, together with members of the nursing team [R], met at Stamford Public House, Bowdon for the first in a new series of social events

Tuesday 25 June : Seminar  >

Patient support visitors meet for their annual seminar in the Education & Research Centre at Wythenshawe

< Thursday 11 April : AGM

A token of thanks for long service for retiring Vice Chair Val Shillito

AGM in the ERC
AGM in the ERC

2018

Annual General Meeting in the ERC

Thursday 12 April : AGM [above]

Chairman John Phillips confirms the new committee to members at the Annual General Meeting

Christmas Party & Grand Draw  [below]

The Grand Draw this year raised over £3,300 for Ticker Club funds

Xmas party 18 : Image 2

Thursday 12 April : AGM [below]

Club members come together to review the Annual Report and discuss the past year’s progress in the Education & Research Centre at Wythenshawe

AGM in the ERC
Xmas party 18 : Image 1

Christmas Party & Draw

[Above] Members and guests in festive mood enjoyed an excellent meal at this annual fundraising event

[Right] Chair John Phillips looks back on the year and thanks all for their support

AGM in the ERC
AGM in the ERC

Thursday 26 April : visitors’ seminar [above]

Clinical pharmacist Tamara Hamoodi takes patient support visitors through a review of current cardiac medicines at their annual seminar in the ERC, Wythenshawe

Xmas party 18 : Image 3

2017

Annual General Meeting in the ERC

Thursday 12 April

Annual General Meeting in the Education & Research Centre, Wythenshawe

Saturday 16 September

Celebrating the Ticker Club’s 30th anniversary in the Education & Research Centre [right]

Theatre presentations included : What’s new in minimally invasive surgery, advances in intensive care monitoring & the Club’s progress in the past 5 years

Members & guests enjoyed a tea party in the ERC concourse and  some of our earliest members cut the celebratory cakes.

Donations received totalled £240

Xmas party members & guests 2017

Tuesday 12 December

Members and guests enjoy the Club’s Christmas party at the Cresta Court Hotel, Altrincham

Patient support visitors' seminar in the ERC

Tuesday 25 April

Patient support visitors’ seminar in the Education & Research Centre, Wythenshawe

Patient support visitors' seminar in the ERC
Xmas party prize draw 2017

Tuesday 12 December

Highlight of the Christmas party, the Prize Draw, raised £3474 for Club funds

Merrimans 30th party

Sunday 30 July

Merrimans’ summer party [above]

Soaking up refreshments and showers, over 30 members celebrated our 30 years by raising £677 for Club funds

Saturday 16 September

[left]  Celebratory cakes cut by James & Ann McGrath (C) and John Foulkes (far L)

Santa helps sell Barbara Merriman sell Xmas Draw tickets in the NW Heart Centre

Wednesday 6 December

Santa helps Barbara Merriman sell Christmas Draw tickets in the NW Heart Centre

2016

Annual General Meeting in the ERC
Volunteer visitors’ seminar in the Education & Research Centre, Wythenshawe
Kim & friends climb Snowdon

Wednesday 13 April

Annual General Meeting in the Education & Research Centre, Wythenshawe

Thursday 21 April

Volunteer Visitors’ Seminar, Education & Research Centre

Saturday 4 June

Treasurer Kim Brown & friends climb Snowdon raising nearly £700 for Ticker Club funds

QAVS ceremony at Gorton Monastery

Monday 4 July

Club representatives at Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service ceremony at Gorton Monastery

‘The MBE for volunteers’

'Royal' Garden Party at Barbara & Martin’s home in Poynton 2016

Saturday 9 July

‘Royal’ Garden Party at Barbara & Martin Merrimans’ home, Poynton raised £1,000 for Club funds

Friday 14 October

Home team winners ‘Brave Hearts’ at Didsbury Golf Club on Charity Golf Day that raised £1,500 for Club funds

 Tuesday 13 December

Christmas Party at Cresta Court Hotel where the Christmas Draw raised £3640 for Club funds

2015

Annual General Meeting in The Nightingale

Thursday 16 April

Annual General Meeting in The Nightingale Centre, Wythenshawe

Summer Afternoon Tea Party at Barbara & Martin’s home in Poynton

Saturday 18 July

Summer Afternoon Tea Party at Barbara & Martin’s, Poynton

Volunteer visitors’ seminar in the Education & Research Centre, Wythenshawe

Tuesday 21 April

Volunteer Visitors’ Seminar, Education Research Centre

Charity Golf Day at Didsbury Golf Club, Manchester.

Friday 16 October

Charity Golf Day at Didsbury Golf Club, Manchester.

Winning team ‘The Punters’ receive The Ticker Club trophy on a day that raised over £1,200 for the Club

Summer Afternoon Tea Party at Barbara & Martin’s home in Poynton

Tuesday 9 June

United Utilities team complete Three Peaks Challenge raising nearly £3,000 for Ticker Club funds

Christmas Hotpot Supper at the Cresta Court Hotel,

Thursday 26 November

Christmas Hotpot Supper at the Cresta Court Hotel, Altrincham

with hot meal, festive quiz and the Christmas Draw, raising over £2,800

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