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Glenrothes Heart Support Club Celebrates 25 Years

For 25 years, Glenrothes Heart Support Club has been the first port of call for local people in recovery from heart conditions.

And, on October 13, the club marked its silver anniversary with a lunch at Glenrothes Golf Club, welcoming back one of its founders, Pat McConnell.

Pat, a physiotherapist, provided the expertise when Jim Morris and Harry Fletcher, both sadly now passed away, decided they needed more support when recovering from their own heart conditions back in 1997.

We also offered expert help in establishing and maintaining a peer support group, and today Glenrothes Heart Club remains an affiliate of the charity.

Kim Wilson, a specialist cardiac instructor, is now in charge of the exercise programs used by the 10-12 regulars who meet every Tuesday in the Lomond Centre in Glenrothes.

She says: “My role is to guide people to changing their lifestyle for the better. I want to help them return to a normal way of living and normal activities after they have had a heart attack or had a stent or valve fitted or whatever their heart issue is.

“We are lucky enough to have a great venue in the Lomond Centre and excellent equipment. The club is very sociable, and even though we didn’t meet during Covid-19, people are keen to come along and feel part of something positive. We always have a bit of a banter and a bit of fun to keep everyone’s spirits up.

“We owe a lot to the passion of Pat, Jim and Harry who had the vision and drive to set this club up. And, of course, we are grateful to Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland for their continued support.”

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