Cake Away: 3 November Fundraiser for LGI’s Heart Ward Playroom Refurb

September 27, 2016

HR180 LOVE supporting our community and so we have invented the concept of the ‘Cake Away’ selling homebakes and homemade sweets to raise money for LGI’s Heart Department playroom specifically to purchase items suitable for teenagers. So we suggested a GIANT Connect 4 – and they love the idea! 

The really fab Connect 4 style game costs just over £150 so we’d like to target ourselves to raise this amount. We will be baking to order so if you are going to be around Garforth on 3 November please place an order now! We will have yummy cake and sweets – all homemade – and we even deliver if we can get to you in a few minutes. A list of what we will be making is on our dedicated Facebook Page. Order by leaving a comment on the FB page or email Like to do something at your own workplace? Just get in touch and let us know what you are planning. Thank you all!
Here’s why we chose this good cause…

This is a cause close to HR180’s heart as our Finance Manager, Ange, has family members affected by the heart condition Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM).

So what is Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy?

HCM is an inherited disease of the heart muscle, where the muscle wall of the heart becomes thickened. This thickening makes it harder for the heart to pump blood out of the heart and around the body. HCM is a genetic condition caused by a change or mutation in one or more genes and is passed on through families. Some members of a family may be affected more than others and some family members may not be affected at all. Each child of someone with HCM has a 50 per cent chance of inheriting the condition. About 1 in 500 of the UK population has the condition. Most people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy have no symptoms, or have a stable condition throughout adult life. A few people develop serious symptoms and some people find that their symptoms get worse in later life. This may be because they develop an abnormal heart rhythm. Or it may be because their heart muscle has become progressively stiffer, making it more difficult for the heart to pump. At present there is no cure for HCM, but treatments are available to help control symptoms and prevent complications. Research has shown that, with proper treatment and follow-up, most people with the condition live a normal life. However, because there is a very small risk of getting a life-threatening abnormal heart rhythm, a small number of people with HCM are at risk of sudden cardiac death.Some arrhythmias can cause the heart to beat too fast and chaotically, eventually causing the heart to stop beating. This is a cardiac arrest and can lead to sudden death. The most common symptoms are: shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations, light-headedness and blackouts. (Always see your health professional if you are feeling any of these symptoms)

Ange’s family have amazing help and support from Dr Cowan, Kath Ashcroft and all the team at the LGI.

If you are not sure how to order or would like to make a donation please  call 0113 287 8150 or email Thank you.

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