Patient in heartfelt fundraiser for group

East Lindsey Heart Support Group recent walk in Sutton On Sea.
East Lindsey Heart Support Group recent walk in Sutton On Sea.

A RECOVERING heart patient is aiming to raise hundreds for a support group which helped him in his time of need.

John Thompson of Seathorne Crescent, Skegness, has set up a charity raffle which will give one lucky winner a chance to win a fully-fitted, brand new, double-glazed door, for free.

“I wanted to give something back to the East Lindsey Heart Support Group who helped me when I needed it most.

“I thought what better way than by arranging a raffle with tickets spread across the district as I have worked for Reflections, a glazing company, for around 14 years so it seemed the perfect prize,” said John.

Unfortunately, in July last year, John underwent a quadruple heart bypass where he stayed at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital for two days and then the City Hospital in Nottingham for a month.

“The group were so fantastic with their aftercare, I couldn’t have got through it without them as it takes a long time to recover from something like that,” John said. “I really hope that this funding will help them and everyone will pick up a raffle ticket from various venues, including, Skegness, Louth, Winthorpe, Mablethorpe, Sutton On Sea, Chapel St Leonards and other places.”

There will be 500 tickets in each place which cost £1. The tickets can be picked up from Don Noble Bookmakers in Winthorpe to start with or by calling John.

The final winner will be drawn on National Wear Red Day, February 24, with the venue to be confirmed.

The East Lindsey Heart Support Group supports people with heart problems or heart disease in the area by inviting them to take part in activities and meetings.

“The group has various activities from social evenings, monthly meetings, exercise classes, weekly walks and membership is free. Exercise recovery programmes are also run at Louth County Hospital and Burgh Le Marsh Village Hall,” said Carol Wilkinson, secretary.

For details about East Lindsey Heart Support Group call Carol Wilkinson on 01507 327084 or visit For raffle tickets, call John Thompson on 01754 768710.