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CRY launches new support booklet for friends

Leading heart charity has developed new support resources in recognition of the massive impact a young sudden cardiac death has on friends. The charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) is this month [13 November 2017] launching a powerful new booklet for young people learning to navigate their emotions following the tragic and sudden death […]


Mum discovers she has the same cardiac condition as her mum, who died when she was just six

A free heart screening, provided by the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) has provided a mum from Rotherham with the answers and “closure” she has been seeking since the sudden death of her mum, back in 1989. Sophie Hirst (now 35) was just 6 years old when her mum passed away. Sophie, who […]


The North West remains “at the heart” of leading cardiac charity

– CRY’s screening team carries out its 10,000th test in the region this month – Just over two decades after its launch in 1995 – around the same time that a local Ormskirk family, the local media and the football community were devastated by the death of a promising young footballer – the charity Cardiac […]


New international recommendations will pave the way for more routine cardiac screening in athletes

A ground-breaking paper published simultaneously in two leading international heart journals [20 February 2017] casts fresh light on the current debate relating to the accuracy and cost-efficiency of the ECG as a screening tool to identify athletes with potential life threatening heart conditions – also showing promise for the future of a screening programme for […]


Dr Steven Cox's response to the BHF estimating 620,000 people in the UK carry faulty gene putting them at high risk of heart disease and sudden death

Dr Steven Cox, Chief Executive of the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) comments; “Statistics and ‘guestimates’ predicting the genetic risk of people dying suddenly from coronary heart disease OR sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS) in young people are two very different things. Whilst the impact of any sudden death is utterly devastating, it […]


Costs should not stand in way of screening for hidden heart conditions

New research confirms screening IS cost effective and should be made available to ALL teens and young adults The Government has “got it wrong” when it comes to listening to the recommendations of its National Screening Committee regarding the implementation of a UK cardiac screening programme for your young people. That’s the verdict of the […]


MPs from all parties sign up to pledge to stop young sudden cardiac death

#MPsupport4CRY The leading heart charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) is urging all MPs to make a pledge to support a National Strategy for the Prevention of Young Sudden Cardiac Death to help save young lives. This week marks CRY’s 21st Raising Awareness Week – and MPs gathered at a Parliamentary Reception at Westminster […]


Points of Light award for CRY campaigners Stephanie and Rupert Hunter

Stephanie and Rupert Hunter are avid campaigners for Cardiac Risk in the Young. Stephanie and Rupert threw themselves into fundraising for Cardiac Risk in the Young after Stephanie’s son Sebastian died playing rugby, eleven years after her first husband and Sebastian’s father died in the same tragic circumstances. Both had suffered from an unidentified inherited […]


Leading heart charity announces new patron to help CRY take centre stage

Actor Vincent Regan shows his support to local family affected by the devastation of young sudden cardiac death Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) is proud to announce that the North-East based actor and star of the big screen, Vincent Regan is to become its latest Patron, in recognition of his growing support of CRY’s […]


Press release: Acclaimed artist to auction palette in second exclusive partnership with CRY

Katy Jade Dobson goes live this weekend on eBay in bid to raise funds for heart charity Popular Lincoln-based artist (with worldwide acclaim) Katy Jade Dobson will once again be showing her support for the charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), as she launches a unique online auction of the palette and paintbrush (pictured […]


CRY launches new Anniversaries Grief Booklet

Bereaved parents, partners and siblings discuss how they cope with facing the dates that are forever imprinted on their hearts & minds following a sudden death The charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) is this month [May 2016] launching a powerful new booklet for families who are learning to navigate their emotions through the […]


CRY launches campaign to challenge Government statistics on young sudden cardiac deaths

The national charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) is unveiling an emotive new campaign to urge the Government to commission an immediate review of the evidence behind its National Screening Committee’s recent decision not to recommend a cardiac screening programme for young people in the UK. The long-awaited announcement (30 July 2015) upheld a […]


CRY’s statement regarding the Adjournment debate: Cardiac screening for young people

It was fantastic to see the work of CRY and our screening programme talked about so strongly by members of government on Tuesday night. This was an excellent debate lead by Mims Davies MP, from Eastleigh, on behalf of Graham and Anne Hunter in memory of their daughter Claire, with cross party support from many […]


A chapter in life that no mother should ever have to write

Leading heart charity launches new resource for mothers following the sudden death of a child Sunday March 15th (Mother’s Day) bereavement experts from the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) will be unveiling a powerful and moving new book for mother’s whose child (under the age of 35) has tragically died from young sudden […]


Award winning Gorvins announces charity partnership with CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young)

Stockport based leading law firm Gorvins Solicitors has teamed up with national charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) to support them in a year-long programme of fund-raising activities throughout 2015. The charity which is commemorating its 20th anniversary this year is fundraising to increase awareness of young sudden cardiac death (YSDC) and the shocking […]


Local mother honoured at The Houses Of Parliament for her commitment to charity work in the North West

Ruth Lowe from Preston has worked tirelessly with the charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young following the sudden death of her son Yesterday [TUESDAY 3RD MARCH 2015], Ruth Lowe attended a prestigious event, held at the Terrace Marquee at the House of Commons, to accept a “Department of Health Recognition Award.” Nominated by Ben Wallace […]


Calls for wider cardiac screening as new research confirms it's not just athletes and “sporty” young people at risk

Published papers conclude that sudden arrhythmic death (SADS) is more common ‘at rest’ or whilst sleeping than during excessive exercise Researchers funded by the charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) have today [16 December 2014] published new research in the journal, “Circulation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology”1 highlighting that more than 80% of cases of young […]


A heartfelt thank you to leading retailer from Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)

Staff and customers from McColl’s Retail Group (which has over 1315 stores across the UK) have been applauded by the Chief Executive and founder of CRY for their huge fundraising efforts over Halloween 2014 Throughout October, staff fundraising events – as well as the many customers who showed their support to the campaign via in-store donations […]


Asian Professional Awards 2014 Nomination for Prof Sharma

CARDIAC RISK IN THE YOUNG (CRY) LEADS THE WAY IN CONGRATULATING ITS CONSULTANT CARDIOLOGIST FOR MAJOR NOMINATION Leading cardiologist, Professor Sanjay Sharma has been shortlisted in the Medical category at the inaugural Asian Professional Awards. Over 4,000 nominations and votes were received this year paying tribute to inspirational individuals from the Asian community that contribute […]


Parliamentary launch of the CRY All Party Parliamentary Group, by Ian Botham OBE

All Party Parliamentary Group for Cardiac Risk in the Young House of Commons Press Release – July 2002 North Durham MP, Kevan Jones met with Parliamentary colleagues on Monday 8th July to launch an All Party Parliamentary Group on Cardiac Risk in the Young at Portcullis House, Westminster. Mr Jones has been working with the […]


CRY Surgery Supporters Club member Laura John tosses the coin for the Men's Singles Final at Wimbledon

GAME, SET AND MATCH TO LOCAL GIRL, LAURA July 5th 2004 – Press Release Mens Wimbledon Finals Laura John (14) from Southampton yesterday took on the prestigious role as official ‘coin tosser’ for the Men’s Singles Final at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships – representing the national charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). It is […]


The Department of Health announce the launch of the new NSF chapter on Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death

New NSF chapter on Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death Press Release – 4th March 2005 25,000 Lives Saved By Speedier Heart Treatment The NHS has delivered substantial progress on the promises it made to tackle the biggest killer in England today – heart disease. At a conference of heart experts and patients today, Health Secretary […]


RFU voice their support for CRY, with plans for increased screening of young rugby players

RFU support cardiac screening for young players Press release – 31st March 2005 The Community and Performance Departments of the Rugby Football Union have announced their support for the charity, ‘Cardiac Risk in the Young’ (CRY). CRY was formed in 1995 and its primary aim and objective is to raise awareness of cardiac risk in […]


CRY invests £300,000 to advance understanding of genetic silent killer – young sudden cardiac death

Press release – 1st March 2007 Two years on from publication of the NHS Chapter 8 strategy on Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death, leading charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), has committed to fund coroner referrals to an expert cardiac pathologist when a young person dies suddenly and the cause is unknown. This offer […]


CRY welcomes reforms to the Coroners and Justice Bill

20th January 2009 Leading heart charity applauds the launch of the reformed Coroners and Justice Bill The Chief Executive of a charity – dedicated to supporting parents, partners and children who have lost a young (age 35 and under) loved one suddenly – is today (Tuesday January 20th) welcoming reforms to the new Coroners and […]


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