The work of the Angus Cardiac Group was highlighted to MSPs recently when members mounted an exhibition at the Scottish Parliament.
Gordon Snedden and Linda Brown manned the exhibit outside the Holyrood debating chamber to promote the group, its volunteers and partner organisations who provide support for those affected by cardiac conditions.
They also took the opportunity to extol the benefits of exercise in helping Angus people with a long-term condition to lead healthier and happier lives.
Gordon said: “It was a unique experience meeting and chatting to MSPs from across Scotland and all those that we spoke to were very supportive of what our group are doing. The First Minister, Alex Salmond, chatted for some and when asked if he had any message regarding the benefits of exercise, he said ‘Do what you enjoy doing but just do something’.
Angus MSPs Nigel Don and Graeme Dey, who helped Gordon and Linda over the three days, were also supportive of the group’s activities.
Mr Don said: “The group provides peer support and raises funds, through various activities, to improve the provision of cardiac support in the local area. They are also a leading proponent of the benefits of physical activity for living better with any long term condition”.
Details of the group’s activities can be obtained at www.anguscardiacgroup.co.uk or by telephoning 01307 474894.