ON behalf of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, may I take this opportunity to send sincere thanks to all of the many volunteers and supporters in West Lothian who have contributed to the work of our charity in 2012.
Many more people survive heart attacks and strokes than ever before – a real success story for Scotland’s health. This means many more people and their families are living with the long-term impact of these conditions. One in every 10 people in Scotland is living with chest, heart or stroke illness.
CHSS is the only charity providing services throughout Scotland for people affected by chest, heart and stroke illness. During 2012 we were able to help more than 14,000 people through our advice line and patient information, support groups, financial grants, and our wide range of local services, which we provide in communities throughout West Lothian.
None of this would be possible without the contribution of our volunteers. We very much appreciate the commitment, enthusiasm and care they bring to the charity and to their local community.
With continuing grateful thanks, and best wishes for 2013.
David H Clark