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Sainsbury’s in Pontllanfraith names CRY as new charity partner

Caerphilly Observer, 17th August 2018 Customers of Sainsbury’s Pontllanfraith voted for CRY and the Jack Thomas Memorial Fund to become the new charity partner for the store. Jack Thomas died in 2012 from an undiganosed heart condition, and since then his family and friends have raised £67,000 for CRY. Read more

Encore Personnel raises £9000 with Ben Nevis climb

OnRec, 14th August 2018 Encore Personnel staff, a team of 17, took on Ben Nevis as part of their company fundraising efforts for the year. £9000 was raised in total and will be split between CRY, Sick Children’s Trust and CLIC Sargent. Read more

Didcot heart screening in memory of Guy Evans

Oxford Mail, 15th August 2018 A screening has been organised to mark the 10th anniversary of the sudden death of Guy Evans. The event has been arranged by Guy’s mother, Beth Chesney-Evans; she said of the day, “We’re pleased to be able to offer the opportunity for heart screening […] we still miss him dreadfully […]

BBC Radio Stoke – David Hughes

David Hughes talks to Jason hardy about his son, Daniel Hughes, fundraising for CRY and raising awareness of young sudden cardiac death. Listen here (Starts at 2:30:16)

Bounceathon in memory of Jake Dean

Stoke Sentinel, 4th August 2018 A charity bouncathon has taken place at Boogie Bounce Extreme in Fenton, Stoke on Trent in memory of Jake Dean. The event was organised by the owners of Boogie Bounce and Janine Dean, Jake’s mother. The family have raised £24,000 for CRY since Jake’s death in 2017. Read more

Memorial match for Crawley Green FC player, Brett Beasey-Webb

Luton Today, 26th July 2018 An 11-a-side memorial football match will take place this Saturday at 1.30pm at Crawley Green Social Club. The event has been organised by family and friends of Brett Beasey-Webb to commemorate the second year since his death. The football match will raise funds and awareness for CRY. Read more

Slough interns raise £18,000 for charity

Slough Express, 21st July 2018 Interns at Travelport in Slough have taken on various fundraising efforts including bake sales, an auction, scaling Mount Snowdon and a santa run. The team have raised over their target of £15,000, raising £18,00 to be split between CRY and the Samaritans. Read more

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 […]

Sponsored swim in memory of former pupil Gary Edwards

Somerset County Gazette, 16th July 2018 Pupils at St George’s Catholic Primary School in Taunton took part in a sponsored swim in memory of former pupil Gary Edwards. Read more

Former Mayor John Bevan donates £4,213 to CRY

Caerphilly Observer, 18th July 2018 During his time as mayor in 2017, Cllr John Bevan raised a total of £8.427.30 via fundraising days, concerts, raffles, auctions, quizzes and number of other activities. The money is to be split between the two chosen charities, CRY and Cancer Research Wales. Read more

16 year old Amelie Wayte will attempt to ‘Everest’ by bike

Derbyshire Times, 17th July 2018 On 4th August 2018, Amelie Wayte will attempt to ride up and down a climb local to her 63 times, clocking in over 29.029ft of ascent to match the height of Everest. The challenge is expected to take 18 hours in total. Amelie is taking on the challenge in memory […]

Friends complete Bob Graham Round in honour of Stephen Owen

Cumbria Crack, 18th July 2018 Stephen Owen died in 2017 before completing the Loughrigg fell race in April 2017 so his friends and partner decided to complete the Bob Graham Round challenge on Stephen’s behalf, and to raise awareness of cardiac risk in the young. The route covers 66 miles and 42 summits and the […]

Cycling challenge to help save young lives

Maldon Standard 18th July 2018 Stuart Lawson and Andy Howe will be cycling 950 miles from lands End to John O Groats in memory of Jennifer and David Paul. The cycle will begin on 22nd July form lands End and the men will be joined by two other friends. Read more

Witham charity football match in memory of Kayleigh Griffiths

Clacton and Frinton Gazette, 13th July 2018 Best friends of Kayleigh Griffiths are organising a charity football match to honour their friend, who died in 2017 from cardiac arrest. The funds raised from the event will go into the Kayleigh Griffiths Memorial Fund with CRY. Read more

Kelvedon and District classic car rally raises money for CRY

10th July 2018, Clacton Gazette The Rotary Club of Kelvedon and Districts 4th annual car rally took place in Colchester, 23 drivers took part, driving classic motors and modern cars alike. Last year the group raised £800 for CRY in memory of the club presidents daughter. Read more

Embling family take part in the CRY Bridges Walk

Pontefract and Castleford Express, 6th July 2018 The Embling family have taken part in the 12th annual CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk, in memory of Rory Embling who died in 2014 from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. The family joined 1,200 other walkers, raising awareness and remembering young people. Read more  

Defibrillator installed in memory of Harry Faulkner

The Herts Advertiser, 7th July 2018 A new defibrillator has been unveiled at Markyate fire station, thanks to fundraising by Donna Faulkner and her family. Since Harry’s death, his mother Donna has worked hard to raise awareness of SADS and CRY, whilst fundraising in order to hold screenings for local young people. Read more

Taking on the Barcelona Marathon for CRY in memory of Adam Cooper

Warrington Guardian, 5th July 2018 One year after his sudden death, Joy Cooper-Crippin remembers her son, Adam Cooper and vows to help stop other families going through the same heartache by fundraising for CRY. Next year Joy and others who knew Adam, will take on the Barcelona Marathon to raise funds for CRY and the […]

BBC Three Counties Radio – Donna Faulkner

Donna Faulkner chats with Andy Collins about her son, Harry Faulkner, CRY screenings and the CRY National Strategy for the Prevention of Young Sudden Cardiac Death. Listen here 1:48:35

Laurel Park FC holds annual community funday

Reading Chronicle, 3rd July 2018 The fun day took place at Marefield in Lower Earley on Saturday. Mike Bradshaw, chairman of Laurel park FC said, “it was an extremely successful day […] it is always so nice when we are able to bring the community together”. There were a number of friendly matches on the […]

100 young people screening in Frome in memory of Julian Wort

Frome Times, 3rd July 2018 The Julian Wort Memorial Fund held their 4th CRY screening at the Oakfield Academy in Frome, screening 91 young people.The screenings were funded through Julian’s memorial fund, and another £218 was raised on the day through donations. Read more

New president of Heywood Rotary Club names CRY as chosen charity

Rochdale Online, 3rd July 2018 Heywood Rotary Club has elected Mike Goldrick as its new president, and Richard Slater as the vice-president. Mike Goldrick’s chosen charity for 2018 is CRY. Read more

Alison Howells completes CRY walk in memory of Ceri Palmer

The Nantwich News, 2nd July 2018 Joining 1,400 other people for the CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk, Alison walked around London raising awareness of CRY in memory of her daughter, Ceri. Ceri died in 2014 from an undiagnosed heart condition when she was 22 years old. Read more  

Moulton Adventure Group complete the Welsh 3000

Northwich Guardian, 2rd July 2018 In honour of her father, Alan Newall, Sarah Conboy and her team form the Moulton Adventure Group took on the Welsh 3000. Sarah was joined by 10 other walkers and support team of 5 to complete the challenge, which they did in 21 hours and 32 minutes. The team have […]

Parents and friends of Matthew Dewhirst walk in his memory

Shropshire Star, 29th June 2018 Chris and Sue Dewhirst were joined on the walk by Hazel Wakefield, and her son, Charles, a close friend of Matthew, who travelled all the way from New Zealand to support them. Since Matthew’s death in 2012, Sue along with her family and friends have raised more than £140,000 for […]

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