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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Rowing Half Marathon in Memory of Tom Bovington

I managed my half marathon row on the indoor rower in 1 hr 26 mins 46 seconds which I am really chuffed with. The chap I was up against, Dan, did his run in 1 hr 32 mins, a personal best for him. I hadn’t rowed past 10km before today so I was glad I […]


Richard Brember Memorial Rugby match at Farnham RUFC

After a promising start to the weekend, weather-wise, the day itself started badly with rain approaching biblical proportions all morning, but no-one was going to let that stop them – Oh No! Arriving first were about 75 players from the 4 clubs (Havant RFC, Warwick University RFC, Bracknell RFC and Farnham RUFC) of which Rich […]


Junior Great North Run in Memory of Joseph Leyland

Joe’s second cousin Robbie Joe ran the Junior Great North Run in September 2018 to raise money for CRY. After months of hard work and training, he finished the race to receive his medal. Overall, Robbie Joe raised a wonderful £752! Charlotte Leyland


Mud Run in Memory of Joseph Leyland

Staff from Staffordshire Police took part in a mud run in September to raise money in memory of Joe. Everyone who took part thoroughly enjoyed the day, getting extremely muddy but raising money for a great cause. They raised an amazing £550. Charlotte Leyland


Sponsored Head Shave in Memory of Joseph Leyland

Joe’s best friend Luke had been growing his hair for the last 18 months, so that it was long enough to shave off. His hair was eventually long enough in July to shave off and through sponsors, he managed to raise £636.25. Charlotte Leyland


Curry Event at Passage to India in Memory of Ryan Tilley

The curry event at the Passage to India restaurant in Anstey Leicestershire was organised by myself and Ryan’s Dad David to celebrate and remember Ryan on the day before what would have been Ryan’s 29th birthday. We also raised £800. Suna Tilley


Leicester Half Marathon in Memory of Ryan Tilley

Tom who was Ryan Tilley’s football team mate successfully completed Leicester’s Half Marathon on 14th October 2018, and raised £310 for Ryan’s memorial fund. Suna Tilley


Cricket Memorial Day in Memory of Ryan Tilley

  Tom Hunter and Sam Hickinbottom organised a Cricket Memorial Day on 27/10/18 in memory of Ryan Tilley and raised £7204. Read their stories below. I met Ryan at the age of 10 years old when he strolled into our cricket club to ‘give it a go’. Probably pushed into it in the school playground […]


Rock and Pop Quiz in memory of Rory Embling

These are photos of our Rock and Pop quiz hosted and set by Michael Steer of Educating Yorkshire and Pointless Celebrities. Thank you so much Michael. We all had a brilliant evening and raised £425.00 for Rory’s Foundation at CRY. Anne Embling


Wakefield Trinity Rugby League collection in memory of Rory Embling

These photos are of us at Wakefield Trinity Rugby League ground at which we were kindly allowed to do a bucket collection which raised £938.20 for Rory’s Foundation at CRY. We are so grateful for the help and support from our collecting team on the evening and to the generosity of the fans of both […]


Tom Elton Barratt Junior Squash Championships 2018

The 2018 Tom Elton Barratt Junior Squash Championships (this year an England Squash 1 day Bronze Sanctioned event) took place on 21st October at Bishop’s Stortford Squash & Racketball Club, Hertfordshire with a donation from all entry fees received being given to CRY. This year we raised £147. The tournament has been held each year since […]


Birmingham Half Marathon Fundraising

We were a team of 6 at work that wanted to do something to get fit and raise money for CRY. We saw that the Birmingham half marathon was 20 weeks away, so got straight to work on some short runs here and there. We started our fundraising page and held a cake sale and […]


Elvis Night in Honour of Bruce Cousins and Terry Fereday

We raised £253.00 from our ‘Elvis Night’ on the 14th September 2018 at the Monkwood pub in Rawmarsh, Rotherham in honour and memory of Terry Fereday. Bruce and Terry were good friends and his family are great supporters of our fund and of CRY. Jackie Cousins


Royal Parks Half Marathon 2018

Congratulations and a huge thank you to the 12 runners who took part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon 2018 on behalf of CRY on Sunday 14th October 2018. We are very grateful to each of our runners that took part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon and for their fantastic fundraising efforts for CRY. […]


Talk to Nantwich Wesleyan Methodist Guild

Ceri Palmer nee Howells’ mum, Alison, was invited to speak to the Wesleyan Guild at Nantwich Methodist Church on Tuesday 9th October 2018.  She talked about her story of the sudden loss of Ceri through SADS, aged only 22 in 2014.  She also explained the wide range of work that CRY does, including showing CRY […]


Banbridge Archery Club

We were very happy last week to present Ian McCall a cheque for £600 following on from us selecting CRY as our Charity of the Year for 2018. Attached is a picture taken on the night of Ian with a small group of our members. Rachael McComb and all the members of Banbridge Archery Club


Land’s End to John O’ Groats Cycle Ride

The cycle took me 11 days and I covered 930 miles from Land’s End in Cornwall to John O’ Groats in Scotland by bicycle. I have so far raised £710 for CRY and I’m continuing to receive donations. I have attached pictures of my adventure for the website and magazine. Siôn Leyshon


Marine Supporters Association Raise £200!

Following Marine’s home game against Witton Albion FC on Saturday, 7th April 2018 at 7pm the Marine Supporters Assocation (MSA) held a fundraising Race Night in order to raise much needed funds for Marine’s Ground Appeal and also to enable the MSA to make a donation to CRY, a charity close to Marine supporter Mark […]


Northants ladies end of season rounders funday

On Sunday 9th September, we held our end of season funday, and the charity chosen this year was CRY. This charity has become close to a number of hearts in our town after the sudden death of Ben Walker (Benji) aged just 14. At the end of our Ladies season we host a funday where […]


The Catbells walked

Many thanks to the Staff of F62 Sunderland Royal Hospital. On Saturday 15th September 2018 a team of Nurses, Health care assistants and Environmental assistants walked the Catbells in memory of their colleagues son Kyle Jenkins. There was laughter, sweat, a few wrong turns and a hearty breakfast. Well done Allenore, Gill, Darren, Michelle, James, […]


15th Annual Adam Dabell Memorial Cup and Trophy

On the evening of Thursday 11th October, East Grinstead Town Football Club were host, once again, to the 15th annual ‘Adam Dabell Memorial Cup and Trophy’ football match between Imberhorne and Sackville schools – in celebration, once again, of the life of my son Adam Dabell and to raise voluntary contributions to the charity ‘CRY’ […]


Eleri & Jane’s Charity Ball in memory of Nina Buck

There is only one word to describe the night……UNFORGETTABLE! A night that will live in our memory for ever & ever! Myself (Eleri Buck) and one of my mum’s dear friends (Jane Williams) decided to team up this year to put on a charity ball to celebrate the life of my beautiful Mother, Nina Buck. […]


Wilton Hall Coffee Morning

The ladies from the Taunton Zumba group enjoyed coffee, cake and a raffle at the Wilton Hall on 25th September. The event raised over £500, and the proceeds were divided between Macmillan cancer charity and Cardiac Risk in the Young. A further coffee morning to raise funds in Gary’s memory and to fund a local […]


Inaugural Andy Kenny quiz raises £20,000 for charity

Friends, family and colleagues of Andy Kenny raised over £20,000 at The Kia Oval on Friday night for the inaugural Andy Kenny Quiz Night. The celebration in memory of Andy, organised by CAA, was hosted by radio and television broadcasters and close friends of the Kenny’s, Mark Pougatch and Alastair Eykyn. It brought together 250 […]


2nd Annual Shawnton Memorial Match: Old Emanuel 2nd XV v Rosslyn Park Nomads

On Saturday 6th October Old Emanuel 2nd XV played Rosslyn Park Nomads in the 2nd Annual Shawnton Memorial Match in memory of Shawnton De Four, who passed away whilst playing in a second team fixture v Rosslyn Park in 2017. Despite the best efforts of both teams on the day administering CPR and a defibrillator, […]


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