Artful Dodgers' Publicity

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Artful Dodgers' Publicity

Artful Dodgers (Lewisham Cardiac Support Group) By Artful Dodgers (Lewisham Cardiac Support Group)

Artful Dodgers (Lewisham Cardiac Support Group) would like to raise money to publicise ourselves more widely in order to help more people with heart disorders.

Lewisham Idea stage

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We wish to attract people with heart problems to our group.
The Artful Dodgers has a strong ethos to assist members to ‘move on’ to lead a full, active and ‘normal’ life without undue emphasis on heart disease or taking on an illness identity that could restrict a return to ‘normal’ functioning.
Keeping socially active is identified as extremely important in regaining and maintaining good health in chronic disease and after a heart-related event or diagnosis.
The Group provides a focus for members, many of whom are retired. Meeting up with people regularly is of great value to the members, it reduces a sense of isolation. This is especially the case for members living alone and far from immediate family.
Most members feel it is important to be able to meet others ‘in the same boat’. This helps them by reassuring them that they were not alone and by giving them confidence in the potential for their own recovery and so help to develop a positive attitude about their long-term health.

What we'll deliver:

  • Provide leaflet holders, information leaflets and posters to all GP surgeries and pharmacies in Lewisham
  • Provide leaflet holders, information leaflets and posters to all community centres and religious centres in Lewisham
  • Provide leaflet holders, information leaflets and posters to Lewisham Hospital
  • Talk to cardiac rehabilitation groups in Lewisham Hospital and provide leaflets to patients

Why it's a great idea:

Lewisham has a population of about 286,000 people.
It is estimated that of these:

8,580 residents have coronary heart disease
4,290 have survived strokes
55,720 have hypertension (high blood pressure)

Depression is two or three times more common in people living with heart and circulatory disease and it can have a devastating impact on health and quality of life.

Membership of a cardiac support group is recognised to have overall health and wellbeing benefits. The group’s activities can raise individuals’ spirits, supply stimulation, and so is seen as giving both health and social benefits. It can reduce a sense of isolation by: providing activities and ‘something to do’ for participants; allowing contact with other people who have heart problems and people in general; and developing a sense of community. A friendly atmosphere can have a mood-boosting effect.
Meetings can also provide information on cardiac health and other matters of interest to members.

Steps to get it done:

  • Quotes have been obtained from several printers and stationery suppliers.
  • Orders will be placed when finance has been raised.
  • Leaflet holders, leaflets and posters will be distributed by existing members.
  • Existing members will talk to cardiac rehabilitation groups and distribute leaflets to patients.

Location Lewisham

Lewisham has 115 other projects and £905,000 in potential grant funding

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How will the money be spent?Total £1,660

Leaflets - £900 (54%)
Leaflet holders - £400 (24%)
Posters - £200 (12%)
Other - £160 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

54%
Leaflets
£900
24%
Leaflet holders
£400
12%
Posters
£200
10%
Other
£160
  • Spacehive fees
    £75
  • Transaction Fees
    £70
  • VAT
    £15

Total £1,660

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