HASTE Academy

Preventing Strokes: Roger Taylor, Anthea Turner and Peter Alliss launch DVD

28 June 2013 – The Haste Academy public and medical launch of a new DVD aimed at getting people to take better care of themselves took place last night at the Watts Gallery in Compton Surrey. The event was attend by a mixture of GPs and local people. The new atrial fibrillation screening program for Guildford and Waverley HasteNinGS was launched alongside our public education campaign.

HASTENinGS – Roger Taylor, Anthea Turner and Peter Alliss help launch Haste Network

7 May 2013 – UK Charities “Haste” and “Haste Academy” launch Haste Network in Guildford and Surrey or “HASTENinGS” – a new arrhythmia screening service available for GPs within the Guildford and Waverley CCG.

The specific objective of this 2 year project is to assess whether better detection of sub-clinical, intermittent atrial fibrillation by GPs leads to better healthcare outcomes and less stroke.

For more information see http://hasteacademy.org/

Local Celebrities join Haste Academy and the Royal Surrey County Hospital to promote Pulse and Blood Pressure awareness and launch Haste Network in Guildford and Surrey (HASTENinGS)- a local initiative to help drive down the number of avoidable strokes and heart attacks in the area. The project, involving Haste specialist Nurses going out to GP Surgeries is also the subject of a Haste-funded research project being run by the Surrey University into Atrial fibrillation.

ROGER IS a patron of Haste Academy – The importance of taking your pulse.

Roger Taylor’s Haste interview – feeling the rhythm:

Roger Taylor and the HASTE Team explain how atrial fibrillation can lead to stroke.


Roger Taylor played as a guest musician for HASTE Charity organized concerts in Wintershall: 5 September 1998, 7 July 2001, 11 June 2005 (it was issued on For One Night Only DVD and A Concert by the Lake Blu-Ray) and 4 June 2011.

2001 concert review

Eric Clapton appeared at a special invitation-only black-tie charity event in the depths of Surrey on Saturday, 7 July 2001. Wintershall was the venue for The Picnic Concert by the Chapel on the Lake with all proceeds going to HASTE, the Heart and Stroke Trust Endeavour.

Despite torrential thunderstorms throughout the evening, the audience warmed to performances by Formula 1 Motor Racing star, Damon Hill’s band; Roger Taylor’s Band performing a medley of Queen hits and Bob Geldof who acknowledged the influence of Bob Dylan by performing rousing versions of “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue” and “Like A Rolling Stone” among others.

Comedian Rory Bremner did some amusing impressions before announcing “The All Star Band du Lac” – Gary Brooker, Andy Fairweather Low, Dave Bronze, Henry Spinetti, Mike Rutherford (Genesis), Paul “Wix” Wickens, Eric Clapton, Sam Brown and Margo Buchanan. Their first number was “Knock on Wood” with Eric on lead vocals. Each artist took turns at leading a song. The set featured The Band’s “The Weight”, Amen Corner’s “If Paradise Was Half As Nice” and Procul Harum’s “A Whiter Shade of Pale”.

Eric was in sparkling form, laughing, joking and firing off amazing solos throughout, particularly on “Gin House”, “Stormy Monday” and “Little Queenie”. He delved into his own back catalogue with rousing versions of “Before You Accuse me” and “Cocaine”, whilst “Wonderful Tonight” had the entire crowd singing along.

The evening concluded with a most impressive fireworks display and the evening had raised in excess of £200,000 the HASTE charity.

HASTE was the beneficiary of a prestigious black-tie event held at Wintershall in June 2011.

Performers included Eric Clapton, Ronnie Wood, Roger Taylor and Jeff Beck. Over £400,000 was raised towards vital research into cardiovascular disease.