Local group get to heart of matter with promo video

British Heart Foundation making promotional film with CREW (cardiac rehabilitation, exercise and walking) at North Bridge Leisure.'Far left, CREW president Bernard McDonald with Scott Mullins and Laura Chu from the British Heart Foundation.
British Heart Foundation making promotional film with CREW (cardiac rehabilitation, exercise and walking) at North Bridge Leisure.'Far left, CREW president Bernard McDonald with Scott Mullins and Laura Chu from the British Heart Foundation.
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A PIONEERING heart health group with nearly 700 members has been picked to star in a video for other patients.

The British Heart Foundation visited CREW Heart Support Group to film one of their exercise sessions at North Bridge Leisure Centre in Halifax.

They plan to use the footage in a forthcoming film for heart support groups across the country.

John Tudor, from CREW, said: “CREW have been chosen because of our undoubted success over the 12 years of our existence.

“We started with 47 members and now we have 689 on our data base.

“We have spread our group throughout Calderdale, including Brighouse which is now a stand-alone independent group consisting of 260 members on their particular data base.

“Todmorden is still aligned to the Halifax organisation and their 103 members are included in the 689.”

He said he hopes the filming done at the group will help other heart support organisations in the UK to support more heart disease sufferers.

The video helps patients realise that their lives are not over after heart attacks or even surgery.

He said they believe in the importance of physical activity together with lifestyle changes as a natural treatment and preventative aspects for people who suffer pre-heart conditions.

For more information about CREW email crewpartners.hsg@googlemail.com or 07599 080666.