Anniversary celebrations for cardiac group

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THE ANGUS Cardiac Group celebrated their 20th anniversary with a ball at the Park Hotel in Montrose last Friday.

The group started from humble beginnings in 1992 having just 13 members but can now boast a membership of 313.

At the ball, the cake was cut by three founder members, Tom Brighton, Agnes Mitchell and Rhonda Hannah.

Tom then went on to speak about the progress that the group has made over the last 20 years and thanked those who had helped along the way.

Gordon Snedden, the current chairman, later spoke about the progress that the group has made over the past year in helping those in Angus with cardiac and other conditions before outlining their plans for the future.

Donations totalling £800 were made to Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS), the Cardiac Unit at Ninewells Hospital, Scottish Heart and Arterial Disease Risk Prevention (SHARP) and Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

Angus Cardiac Group welcomes anyone with cardiac disease, their friends and relatives, and anyone with an interest in cardiac illness or an interest in what they do.

They are an umbrella organisation which applies for funding from various sources to set up the Angus Activity Programme for People with Long-Term Conditions.

This programme aims to provide exercise classes at five different levels for anyone in Angus with any long-term health condition, their partners and their carers.

For more information visit their website