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  The latest from Croí Heart and Stroke Charity, Winter 2021
  The latest from Croí Heart and Stroke Charity, Winter 2021Read our 2020 Annual Report!
2020 was unquestionably a very challenging year, not only for our organisation, but for our community and those living with or affected by heart disease and stroke. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our lives in ways we didn’t think imaginable, but we are proud to say that Croí stepped up to the challenge and provided support as best we could to the people we serve.This report illustrates that despite COVID-19, our staff responded to all the challenges; pivoted to online and hybrid health programme delivery, and innovated in digital revenue generation, to allow us to achieve our mission of supporting those most in need.

Thank you for your continued support. Read the Report.Croí Wins Top Healthcare Award!Croí won a top award at the 20th anniversary Irish Healthcare Awards! Croí’s free telephone support line, Heartlink West, won best Project of the Year in the Patient Organisation category. Launched in response to the pandemic, Heartlink West provides those living with, or affected by, heart disease and stroke a direct line to Croí’s Cardiovascular Nurse Specialist and expert health team. Read more.New Exercise Videos
Croí is delighted to launch a series of new home-workout videos! Filmed in Croí Centre with our Physical Activity Team, the new videos cover a range of activities, including aerobic exercises, resistance training, stretching and seated workouts. Check out the videos now and give them a go from the comfort of your own home!Warm-up your Mornings with Porridge!Porridge is a great breakfast choice as it is packed with fibre which helps to protect your heart and keep your body healthy.

Our Croí Dietitian, Aisling, shares her favourite porridge toppings to inspire you on these cold, Winter mornings! Watch now.Croí’s Golden Ticket Raffle
Purchase your tickets now for the 2021 Croí Golden Ticket Raffle, with 15 cash prizes to be won and a €5,000 prize fund!

Raffle tickets cost €5 each, with the draw taking place on December 20th. Purchase tickets now!Send Hope and Love this Christmas with Croí Cards
Croí’s 2021 Christmas Cards (12 total) feature new images from local photographers, including a stunning Christmas photograph of the Claddagh in Galway and a snowy Croagh Patrick, Mayo.

All cards carry a Christmas greetings in both Irish and English. The pack costs just €6.99, with all proceeds supporting Croí. Cards are available to purchase online or in stores. Learn more.Thank you, 4x4x48! 
In March of 2021, cousins Karl and Conor McKeon from Sligo ran 4 miles, every 4 hours for 48 hours in aid of Croí, to give back to the charity following support they received before the passing of Conor’s father. They raised over €30,000 to support Croí services for people living with, or affected by, heart disease and stroke.Did you know that Croí has state-of-the-art meeting & event facilities?
By choosing Croí as a venue, you will be directly supporting the important work we do in improving the quality of life for all through the prevention and control of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.

Our meeting facilities cater for small or large meeting and event requirements, with some rooms equipped to support online meetings too! Learn more.Watch back Croí WebinarsLiving Well with Cardiovascular Disease: Emotional Recovery. Listen To Your Heart – Heart Valve Disease‘Heart To Heart’ With The Croí Health TeamFingers On The Pulse For Stroke AwarenessASCVD Facebook Live
Watch back the Global Heart Hub Facebook Live on ASCVD (atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease), with Croí CEO, Neil Johnson, on the panel. 
ASCVD is the underlying cause of 85% of heart attack and stroke related deaths. Watch now.