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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Run to the Beat Half Marathon 2013

Thank you and congratulations to the 23 CRY runners who took part in this event on Sunday 8th September at the new venue of Greenwich Park. The music, as always, was uplifting and the atmosphere electric. A special mention to the runners from the Four Pillars Hotels Group and Zoom Media. Both companies have very […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Open day at Mrs P’s Take Your Pick in remembrance of Aston Banbury

On the 15th April an open day at Mrs P’s Take Your Pick was held in remembrance of Aston Banbury. We raised £215 pounds. Thanks to all the people that helped on the day with the penalty shoot out, duck in the stream, rifle shooting, tombola, raffle, bric-a-brac, tea, coffee, cake, a hog roast and […]

Belly Dancing for CRY in memory of Rowena Crabb-Minshall

Dancers from Bourne and Peterborough shimmied their socks off for CRY at a ladies’ belly dancing evening at the Cavell Centre at Peterborough Hospital on Friday 7th April. Three troupes, Jae’s Jewels, Samira’s Sisters and Nuriyah performed together with soloists, Clair, Tia and Jae. Included in the sparkling show was a workshop where staff and […]

Quiz night – Sam Mehmet

Having lost a friend 6 years ago, I decided to start up a student-led project at the University of Nottingham to raise awareness to our peers and to fundraise. We decided to do a quiz night as a fun, social and easy event in order to raise funds and get to word out about CRY. […]

Matt’s milk bottle challenge in memory of Matthew Hesmondhalgh

After losing our beautiful 22 year old son, Matthew, to SADS in August 2011 and then learning about CRY, we knew immediately we wanted to do something to help support CRY’s mission. But, just getting through those awful days was challenge enough. It was hard to think straight let alone fundraise, so, as Matt had […]

Event Industry Fair in memory of Megan Jebson & Olivia Woodward

The event was a real success, we had over 170 students through the door with 23 companies showcasing their opportunities within the event industry including: placements, graduate jobs, volunteering, paid work and internships. We had such positive feedback from all companies, students, and university staff saying how much of a success the event was. The […]

Quiz night & auction in memory of Anthony Fitzgerald

We held our first fundraising event on Saturday 25th February 2017 at Blackheath Rugby Club where my brother Anthony had played rugby since he was 8 years old. On the evening 200 people attended and we raised £8,000. The club have offered full support to working with us to raise as much money and awareness for […]

York Marathon in memory of Matt Bond

The marathon (my first ever) was great…an early, beautiful but brisk start to Sunday 09 October. I caught up with my old school friends, the two of us who were running made our way to York University on bikes (about 2 miles) and after dropping off bags we made our way to the start line. […]

Hornsea Third Marathon in memory of James Moorfoot and Josh Fell

Sadly in February his year our wonderful friend, colleague and teacher lost his life whilst playing football, James was just 28. It was then suggested to enter a staff team into the Hornsea Third Marathon in James’ memory. We chose the charity CRY because a few years ago we at Hornsea School also lost a […]

Belly dancing event in memory of Rowena Crabb-Minshall

We held a belly dance event in aid of CRY, from which we have now raised £1,006.32 in memory of Rowena Crabb-Minshall  It was held at the Cavell Centre, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust, organised by myself, Betty-Ann Abbott (I’m the black lady with the cheesy grin). Betty-Ann Abbott

10k Mud Run in memory of Danielle Rowe

On Sunday 30th October 2016, 14 people made up of staff, friends/relations of staff and customers of Huws Gray Builders Merchants Telford, all took part in a sponsored ‘mudstacle’ race at Weston Park, Staffordshire. This was a 10km mud run over various obstacles and was done in memory of my daughter – Danielle Rowe, who […]

Reynolds Catering Christmas card donation in memory of Harley Curtis Brandon

£310 was raised in memory of Harley Brandon, who was sadly lost last year to an undiagnosed heart condition. Harley’s granddad Doug works at Reynolds and so did his mum Michelle for a while, so this is a charity we feel very strongly we would like to help. We raise money every year by donating […]

Charity bingo evening in memory of Gavin Findley

A charity bingo evening was organised by Jill Findley and friends held at the Village Hall, West Winch, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, on Thursday 9th February 2017, and raised £619.00. The evening was in memory of Jill’s son Gavin who competed in the Great North Run on the 22nd October 2000. Tragically Gavin collapsed at the […]

Sidmouth 4 Trigs Challenge in memory of Jon Hayman

Another amazing day for all involved in the 17th 4 Trigs Challenge. After a very wet and blustery week leading up to the 4 Trigs race, we were granted a dry weekend. Sunday 5th February, although a little cold, was dry and none of the runners were complaining. The runners enjoyed themselves, most managing to […]

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