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Zippers Bowling Association supports L&D heart patients

The National Zipper’s Bowling Association has donated £3,000 to the L&D ‘s Cardiac Centre.

Zipper’s are so called because of the large scar in the middle of their chest following open-heart surgery. The money donated from the Zipper’s will enable the Cardiac team at the L&D to purchase two heart monitors which will measure abnormalities in the heart rhythm and rate. These monitors can be taken home by patients so they can stay monitored in the comfort of their own home rather than having to stay in hospital overnight.

Dunstable resident Terry Evans, who presented the cheque to the L&D on behalf of the National Zipper’s Bowling Association, has been a cardiac patient at the hospital for 30 years. He said, “I’ve been looked after by the cardiac team at the L&D since 1983 and they have always looked after me. Never let me down. Everyone there has always been lovely to me and have saved my life on various occasions. This is my way of saying thank you”.

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