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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Half Iron Man in memory of Philip Standing

It has taken me a while to get over the triathlon, it didn’t go that well to be honest. The swim went brilliantly, getting a personal best. However, I started cramping up within half of the 90k cycle, and it gradually got worse, to the point where I fell off two-thirds of the way round […]


Lands End to Bignall End cycle ride for the Dan Hughes Memorial Fund

After 12 months of planning 29 cyclists and 4 support drivers left the small North Staffordshire village of Bignall End at 4:00am on the morning of Wednesday the 22nd August for the drive down to Lands’ End in Cornwall. Their goal was to cycle the 408 miles back to Bignall End to raise money for […]


Simplyhealth Great North Run 2018

Congratulations and a huge thank you to the 50 runners who took part in the Simplyhealth Great North Run for CRY on Sunday 9th September 2018. It was once again a lively event, living up to its billing as the world’s biggest half marathon. There were plenty of people out to show their support and […]


Pub Games Night in memory of Rory Embling

These photos are of some of the people who came and supported us and took part in Chris’ Pub Games Night and some of the activities they participated in. We raised £402.50 for Rory’s Foundation at CRY and a great night was had by all. Anne Embling


Charity boxing event in support of CRY

These photos are from our visit to the Bad Company Gym in Horsforth. We were invited to visit as a group of boys had organised a charity boxing event in support of CRY. The lads involved were Travis Filono, Louis Dennison, Ben Stephenson and Jake Uren. Their teacher James Bovington was instrumental in the organisation […]


Carli Lansley Memorial Match

We were delighted that Southend United player Jason Demetriou popped along on the day to support our cause. Jason is my daughter Jessica’s favourite player and I spoke to him back in May to explain our tragic situation, and what we are hoping to achieve in Carli’s memory. Jason could not have been more keen […]


The Abbeyfield Society raises funds in memory of Alex Brown

The Abbeyfield Society is sheltered accommodation for the over 55’s. We are based in Wednesfield Wolverhampton but we have homes all over the country. Over two weekends, We raised a fantastic amount of £842 through a sponsored walk by Christopher Hands and Paul Cummons (please see photo) and a fun day at the home in […]


CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk 2018

There are 12 young sudden cardiac deaths in the UK every week. It’s why the number 12 is such an important figure to CRY and everyone who supports us. And as CRY staff, volunteers and 1,375 walkers gathered together in London on June 24th, we held our 12th annual CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk. […]


Deeping Summer Ball in memory of Lucy Adena Jessop

The Deepings Summer Ball took place on the 30th June 2018. During the evening we raised £4005 for the Lucy Adena Jessop Memorial Fund with CRY. The money raised will go towards a screening day in the Deepings area in Lucy’s name. T.A. Jessop-Thompson


Fundraising Target SMASHED and New Triathlon PB

My story On the 26th August 2008, my fiancée Michelle lost her brother (Nolan) when his heart suddenly stopped beating. Nolan would be celebrating his 40th birthday on the 14th August 2018. So on Sunday 5th August, I competed in the ‘AJ Bell London Triathlon 2018’ at the Royal Victoria Dock at ExCel. The event […]


Jack’s Day2018

The annual Jack’s Day was held on 26th May with thunder and lightning lurking in the distance ……. but luckily didn’t reach us.  Saltford AFC played against KCCFC with the usual passion with Saltford AFC winning the match 2 goals to 1. There was a raffle and a Barbeque and altogether £1,560 was raised for […]


Bosphorus Strait in memory of Freya Cox

On Sunday 22 July I swam 6.5km from Asia to Europe across the Bosphorus Strait in memory of my 19 year old Goddaughter, Freya Cox, who died suddenly and tragically in December.  I was fundraising for two charities, one of them being CRY, and have so far raised more than £22,000. In 1996 I was […]


BBQ and fundraising to celebrate NHS 70th birthday

The staff from the Estates and Facilities team at County Hospital Stafford were tasked with doing something to celebrate the NHS 70th birthday on the 5th July. My son attended a CRY screening at Leek Cricket Club and was thankfully given a full bill of health so I decided to hold a BBQ at work […]


Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 and 100 2018

Thank you and a massive congratulations to the 66 cyclists who braved the wet and windy weather on Sunday 29th July, taking on what is known as the world’s greatest festival of cycling; the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey. 51 cyclists took part in the 100-mile event and 15 cyclists took part in the 46-mile event. Around 25,000 […]


Horsforth lads boxing event raises £700 for CRY screenings

What started as banter in a Sixth Form Common Room recently led to two amateur boxing bouts between four young men from Horsforth and Cookridge raising  £ 700 for CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), a charity which funds heart screening for young people aged between 14 and 35 and campaigns for a free, nationwide […]


Thames 10K in memory of Stephen Ridgley

On Sunday 24th June it was a case of “Mission Accomplished” for long time friends and running buddies, Sue Lavers and Liz Folley. The two have been running together for some years and have two Thames 10k races under their belts. For this third attempt Sue and Liz had decided to raise funds for the […]


Bob Vincent’s London2Brighton Challenge

In March 2017 my world collapsed when I lost my soulmate, Stephen Ridgley, suddenly to Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome. Since Steve passed away I have had immense support from Bob Vincent and his lovely wife Jacqui. They have both supported me in so many ways, from helping me with the funeral to coming to my […]


St George’s School presentation and sponsored swim

I went into St George’s School and gave a presentation about Gary (Edwards) and explained that he was a former pupil at the school. Mrs Rolf, teacher, and the children in class 5 listened, and told me that they would like to fundraise in Gary’s memory, to contribute towards having a local screening session. The […]


Ben Nevis climb in memory of Ashley Goodwin

On Sunday June 10th, Rob set off walking in memory of our wonderful and dearly loved nephew Ashley. After 4 hours he eventually reached his destination, the summit of Ben Nevis. On the way down from the summit he was approached by a couple of walkers who had noticed his CRY t-shirt. They asked whether […]


Meditation Evening held in memory of Rory Embling

These photographs was taken at our meditation evening held with the ladies of The Sacred Moon Well Being Centre at which we raised £84.00 for Rory’s Foundation at CRY.


Lands End to John O Groates in memory of Charlie Craig

On 24th June I completed Lands End to John O Groates – 874 miles in 9 days and what an adventure! Even better, I have exceeded my just-giving target! Here are a couple of photos, looking very nervous on day 1 and very happy on day 9.


Richmond FC Cycle to Amsterdam

With borrowed bikes and patched up kit, a group of 10 cycling novices from Richmond Rugby Club (RFC) embarked on a 300 mile trip from London to Amsterdam. The challenge was in aid of two charities that are close to home, one of which being C-R-Y. The hope was to raise as much awareness and […]


An-Cottan Childcare Centre annual Toddle raises £1191.50 for CRY

An-Cottan childcare centre recently took part in their annual sponsored toddle. This year they had over 80 children, families and staff all toddling round the grounds, with plenty sunshine and not a spot of rain in sight! The fantastic amount of £2383.00 was raised with half of it, £1191.50, going to the Andrew Macleod Memorial […]


Staunton Harold Triathlon

CRY is a charity that we as a family have supported for a few months now following both Matt and my daughter having been screened at an event at Derby University in memory of Sam Wright. I admired Sam’s mum who was at the screening day, in the face of losing her son was passionate […]


Moulton Adventure Group take on Welsh 3000 challenge

Moulton Adventure Group team took on the Welsh 3000 15 peaks in 24 hour challenge. We completed it in 21 hours 32 mins. It was the hardest yet best thing any of us have ever done. Through great team work and determination we smashed it! Great team achievement by an amazing team. Sarah Comboy  


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