Our Services


Support

The emotional impact of the sudden, seemingly inexplicable death of a young person on their family cannot be underestimated. CRY offers emotional and clinical support following a young sudden cardiac death.

Screening

Screening to identify young people at risk is cost-effective when conducted correctly - the conditions can be treated, securing a future for those identified. All young people should have the choice to be tested.

Research

CRY's research programme gives us unique access to general population-based data, enabling comparisons between athletes, ethnicities and gender. Better understanding of what is normal for young people, can better identify and treat those at risk.

Awareness

Awareness not only helps identify those at risk, but also ensures correct clinical practice when treating a young person with an inherited cardiac condition.

CRY's Vision


Preventing young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, and supporting affected families.

My story


One year ago today (15th May 2017), our beautiful 16 year-old son, Ben, was taken from us. Not a victim of violence, or an accident, or an illness. He simply died. I desperately want to believe in God & heaven…to take some comfort from that but if there is a God, a loving God as we’re brought up on, why would he reach down and stop that kind and gentle boy’s heart? Why would he end Ben’s life…a life of such rich promise, so prematurely? Here on Earth, I remain unable to comprehend how such a terrible thing could happen...

Cardiac Screening


CRY offers subsidised ECG and Echocardiogram screening to all young people between the ages of 14 & 35.
There is a simple way to diagnose most cardiac abnormalities. This is by having an ECG (electrocardiogram) test. Results should be read by a cardiologist. For extra clarity an Echocardiogram (ultrasound scan) can also be done.If there has been a young (under 35) sudden death in the family, the family is entitled to be screened on the NHS.
All of CRY's public events are free to attend.

Full list of Screening Dates

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