Event Write Ups

If you would like to submit a write up about an event you held for CRY please follow this link. We try to review and publish each submission within 48 hours. Please include photos and the date of your event. Thank you CRY.

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Manchester 10k 2017 in memory of Emily Rose Dunn

My husband, sister and I running the Manchester 10k on Sunday 28th May. We completed the race in a time of 1h 10min and 50 seconds which is not bad considering the giant costumes! We had a great time and raised around £500 for CRY in memory of Emily Rose Dunn. Frankie Dunn (running with Robert […]


11th Annual CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk 2017

On Sunday 9th July 1,423 walkers assembled in London’s Potters Fields Park for CRY’s annual Heart of London Bridges Walk. A warm and sunny morning, this was the 11th year of CRY’s flagship event and the 2nd year of a new start venue of Potters Fields Park, on the banks of the Thames and providing […]


Heart of London Bridges Walk in memory of Rachael Kiely-Cohen

We did the CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk in memory of Rachael Kiely-Cohen, who passed away in 2014 aged 18.  We gathered together on Potters Field with hundreds of families all feeling the same – we were doing our bit, but this shouldn’t happen. The walk began and passers by started looking at the […]


JimJam in memory of James Murgatroyd

We had an amazing response to our music event (JimJam) on 9th June, with almost 300 people attending a fantastic evening. The venue was actually where James and his band had previously played.  Three bands kindly offered to play including one of James’s band members who made a solo appearance. We also held a raffle […]


Gig night – in memory of James Murgatroyd

Hi, my husband Paul organised a gig night in June in memory of his brother James, who passed away of an undiagnosed heart condition at the age of 27, he loved music and played the drums . We had 4 bands over the evening and a raffle all raising money for CRY. We raised about […]


5km Inflatable Obstacle Race in memory of Danielle Rowe

On Sunday 21st May 2017, me and my husband Stewart took part in a 5km Inflatable Obstacle Race at Wolverhampton Race Course. This was a run over 12 obstacles and was done in memory of my daughter – Danielle Rowe, who suddenly lost her life to sudden cardiac death in May 2016 at the age […]


Vitality London 10,000 2017

Thank you and congratulations to the 21 CRY runners who took part in the Vitality London 10,000 on Monday 29th May 2017, including CRY Patron Bill Neely who completed the course in 40 minutes and 50 seconds! The weather was very humid but the buzzing atmosphere in Green Park seemed to give the CRY team […]


Edinburgh Marathon 2017 in memory of Cheryl Males

A year ago on the 14th January 2016, Amanda and I received a horrific phonecall from our best friend Claire. She broke the shocking news that her best friend and sister Cheryl had suddenly died without any warning or illness……..she just didn’t wake up from a nights sleep. Cheryl left a massive hole in her […]


Easter coffee morning in memory of Joseph

On Thursday 20th April we hosted our second coffee morning and we are pleased to announce that we raised an amazing £654.30! Thank you to everyone who came to support us, who made cakes or bought raffle tickets from us, it was a great morning to help keep Joe’s memory alive! Charlotte Leyland


Sponsored walk in memory of Joseph

  On Monday 1st May, a group of Joe’s friends did a sponsored walk around Dovedale in the Peak District, to raise money in memory of Joe. At least the rain held off for their 6-mile walk! The total is yet to be confirmed due to the collection of sponsor money, but this is all […]


Portal 2017- Platform Project Awards in memory of Megan Jebson and Olivia Woodward

The Platform Project Awards are an annual awards ceremony held by Level 6 Events Management students from Sheffield Hallam University during the Live Event Management module, in order to celebrate the success of the whole year group’s efforts in the planning and delivering charity events. In 2017 Eventscape hosted the event (made up of students […]


An Evening with Gordon Banks in memory of James Colman

  On the 24th November ‘An Evening with Gordon Banks’ was hosted at the Mercure Maidstone Great Danes hotel in memory of James Colman. This special evening was to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of England’s World Cup victory. Guests enjoyed a photo meet-and-greet session and three course meal before sitting back to listen to the […]


T20 Varsity Cricket in memory of Tommy Hardman

On Friday 5th May the men’s and women’s cricket teams from University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University went head to head in their annual T20 Cricket Varsity matches. For the 5th year the competition was in held in memory of Tommy Hardman. Tommy was a former Leeds Beckett Student and exceptional cricket player who […]


10th charity match in memory of Graeme Blenkinsop

A 10th charity match was held on 30 April 2017 in memory of Graeme Blenkinsop who passed away on 4 August 2006. In addition Mark Curtis held a sponsored head and face shave having not had his hair cut or shaved for 9 months. The match as usual ended in a draw and all participants […]


Tough Mudder Half in memory of Leanne Brownhill

On Saturday 13th May Ryan Bowers, Gemma Pinchin, Louise Brockway and Ellie O’Neill took part in the Tough Mudder Half raising money for CRY on behalf of Leanne Brownhill (Little Red). All the people of Ludlow Shropshire have already amazingly raised nearly £800 and the donations are still coming in! It was the hardest yet […]


Virgin Money London Marathon 2017

Congratulations and a huge thank you to all the CRY runners who took part in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2017 on Sunday 23rd April. We’re extremely proud of everyone and grateful for being so many people’s chosen charity. 107 runners supported CRY this year, running the 26.2 mile course through the centre of London. […]


2017 Enduroman – Will Stockton

My Ultra Journey…   Most people haven’t and won’t experience what a Double Ironman is like as an event – I wanted to give a quick overview of my race experience to allow others who might have never considered ultra events the chance to step into the unknown as I did on Saturday morning. The […]


CRY’s Got Talent 2017 in memory of Matthew Hesmondhalgh

A good night was had by all with six acts in total: Act 1 – Rita read a poem in Pam Ayres style that she had written about CRY and the fundraising events held by ‘Team Matt’ and the people who helped support Matt’s fund. Act 2 – Jasmine sang beautifully Adele’s “When we were […]


Ice skating challenge in memory Phil Standing

During 2016 I completed a Diamond Challenge to celebrate 60 years of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. As I am in my 60s and I use to skate in the 60s I set out to skate 60 hours having not skated for 45 years! The challenge was staying up right and fitting the hours in! […]


Berkhamsted School charity swim for CRY in memory of Harry Faulkner and Alex Hubbard

  This is the third charity swim I’ve organised over the last three terms; the first one supporting Teenage Cancer Trust and second for Brain Tumour Research.   I chose CRY on this occasion in memory of two sorely missed Berkhamsted School Boys, Harry Faulkner (February 2013) and Alex Hubbard (December 2014). The support from […]


100k Bowland Walk – 18th March 2017

  We decided to walk the 100k as a personal challenge to us all. We were keen walkers but had never done over 50 miles before. We all knew people who had suffered from heart problems and more recently my friends nephew who had collapsed while training. A number of the young athletes I train […]


Stobart Energy three peaks challenge

The team consisted of 20 Stobart Energy employees and family members who completed the three peaks challenge in under 24 hours. We raised a total of £3,585.91 and split it between two charities giving £1751.13 to CRY. It was a gruelling challenge but we all enjoyed it and are planning on another event later on […]


Brighton Marathon 2017

We would like to say a huge thank you and congratulations to the 20 CRY runners that took part in the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 9th April 2017, for their kind support and amazing fundraising efforts! CRY was very lucky this year to have volunteer Spencer Hannon on the day carrying out sports massages after […]


Swimathon – Phillie Charlesworth

  My 8 year old daughter Amy took part in the annual swimathon on Saturday 8th April, to raise money for our chosen charity – CRY. Amy swum 2.5k (100 lengths) unaided, continuously and took 80 minutes to complete it! Amy has so far managed to raise over £200! Phillie Charlesworth


Paris Marathon 2017 – Alice Waterhouse

Myself and my boyfriend James raised £500 in aid of this great charity by running the Paris Marathon. It was a mega challenge, especially for James who’d never done any long distance running before. The marathon was on an unbelievably hot day and therefore felt like you were pushing through a wall of heat. But […]


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