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Basingstoke Deane Rotary Club are looking to "Have a heart and help a heart!"
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) sufferers in North Hampshire need your help to get treatment here in Basingstoke! Many AF patients in this region travel 60 miles or more for treatment. You can help them get treatment closer to home at this terrible time in their lives. Whilst it is more common in older men it can affect any member of your family at any age. Just think how you and your family would cope.
Watch these videos to find out the impct of this condition on men and women of all ages:
Alison - Listen to Alison’s moving story how her life was transformed after suffering with heart problems for 7 years. The last part of the video will have you close to tears: https://youtu.be/e4PXe5u8x7w
Daniel - Daniel is only 24 and suffered with heart problems for 10 years before this life changing procedure. Daniel also talks about the trauma of returning from Southampton after the procedure: https://youtu.be/7M-u-TKDhNE
John - Listen to John’s story of how a Catheter Ablation enabled him to compete in the national sailing championships: https://youtu.be/vYAEv-xhLJg
Alf - Alf explains why Basingstoke Deane Rotary decided to start this project: https://youtu.be/USEv5UoSHkc
And finally, to Dr Rob Bowers who describes what is required from the medical profession: https://youtu.be/Y4zLNTibWS0
To make this happen, we need the help of our local community, other Rotary Clubs and local organisations to raise the last £15,000 to buy the necessary equipment called Cardiac Electrical Signal Recording Apparatus, to be located at Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital. Here’s how you can help.
The cost of the equipment is expected to be about £60,000 after discount. If Basingstoke Deane Rotary raise £30,000 the NHS Trust will match fund the other £30,000. So far we have raised half of the funds from Basingstoke Deane Rotary Club, so this target is to raise the final £15,000. To see how we have managed to raise funds so far please see the link attached.
A Healthier Hampshire in a Heartbeat