Action Heart Kinver 10k Run 5th October 2014
BodyKraft are sponsors to this year’s Kinver Run, it’s taking place on 5th October 2014.
It really is for a great cause and hope that you can join in!
You can find out the details and sign up for the event on Action Heart’s website here: http://www.actionheartrunning.com/#/events/4536998022
Action Heart are doing the Action Heart 5 on Sunday 23rd February 2014, find out about it and sign up here: http://www.actionheartrunning.com/#/events/4536998022
Action Heart are also offering a London Marathon 2014 Travel Package!
“Enjoy a hassle-free, comprehensive London Marathon weekend tour package organised by runners for runners.”
Find out more about this great offer on the website: http://www.actionheartrunning.com/london-marathon/4544742187
About the Running Club…
The Action Heart Running Club meets at the Action Heart Centre, C Block,
Training runs of varied routes and distances commence at 6.30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Advice on training and race preparation can be provided. They also have a Fitness Walking section as well as access to a modern well equiped gymnasium.
Various social events take place throughout the year and new members of all abilities are always welcome at the running club!
You can see photos of the various running events on the Action Heart website: http://www.actionheartrunning.com/photos/4537097678
Results of previous events can also be found on the website: http://www.actionheartrunning.com/results/4536998059
Please Contact Michael Cliff – 07711738979 , Jane Pugh – 07814715802
or Paul Davies-Hale at Action Heart 01384 292233 for further information.
About Kinver Rotary Club…
The Rotary Club of Kinver was formed by the Rotary Club of Stourbridge when they identified the opportunity to create an evening club to cater for those for whom membership of Rotary would otherwise have been impossible.
Since then the club has become a fully accepted and highly appreciated facet of life in the villages of Kinver and Enville and the Wollaston area of Stourbridge, working on behalf of young and old alike – and raising £245,000 for charities in their area and across the world.
Local charities have benefitted exclusively from the most high profile of the club’s activities, the Christmas sleigh, which made its first tour of the village even before the club was chartered, and has done so every year since, only missing two collection nights due to bad weather over the 26 years. In that time it has raised more than £80,000.
The 10K race – and the family 2k fun run – in September has become a popular annual event with runners and has raised thousands of pounds for Action Heart.
Among the international projects has been an association with a school in Gambia which has been visited by members delivering educational aids purchased with proceeds from club fund raising events.
Regular events in a packed annual calendar include a Harvest/promises auction; a Children in Need Quiz, hosted by BBC “Voice of the Balls” Alan Dedicoat; organising holidays to Blackpool for the elderly of the community (who are also entertained to a New Year party each year); while one-off events have included the staging of a military brass band concert which resulted in the club’s largest single donation to any charity – Help for Heroes; an unforgettable Musical Extravaganza; and a series of Open Garden Weekends which brought hundreds of visitors to the village.
If you are interested in the Club, contact the Membership Chairman, Tom Bryson 01384 872204 or President Nick Geoghegan phone 01384 877450 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Action Heart Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme
The Cardiac Rehabilitation programme in Dudley has been in existence since 1978, and is one of the longest running in the United Kingdom. The programme gained charitable status (registered number 518586) and was renamed Action Heart in the late 1980’s. It has developed as an independent organisation, and is now contracted to provide its services by Dudley Health Authority. The Action Heart Centre is now situated in Block C in Russells Hall Hospital. Now there are more than 700 patients being looked after at any one time, for up to 12 months, on a programme of exercise and lifestyle management.
Action Heart’s clinical work is guided by its Medical Advisory Panel, and its commercial activities by the Board of Directors. The former includes Cardiologists from Dudley, and Russell Tipson (Action Heart Director) who is also the liaison with the other Directors. The professional staff includes Exercise Physiologists, nurses and a Physiotherapist, as well as an administrative support team, and a commercial fund raising team. There is also a group of people (patients, ex-patients and supporters) who act as an army of volunteer helpers.
The twenty years of experience and growth means that not only is the programme one of the largest in this country, but as part of the DHSS scheme to improve good practice, Action Heart was awarded Beacon Status in 2000. This has enabled the programme to continue its own development, and support the growing number of new rehabilitation programmes around the country.