Raising Awareness

Raising awareness of CRY and its objectives can be as easy as a click of a button, printing or ordering posters to display, liking or sharing a post on our social media pages and sharing Youtube videos CRY have produced all helps to raise awareness and save young lives. Through raising awareness if these conditions, the public, medical and sporting communities will be alerted to the symptoms that can lead to a young sudden cardiac death, as well as the potential risks that these conditions carry for an asymptomatic population.

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In your community

By raising awareness in your community, the public will be aware of the courses of action that can minimise their risk, including the choice to be screened. We can provide literature and raising awareness materials upon request please email events@c-r-y.org.uk if you have any questions.

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CRY's Patrons

Gregor Townsend MBE...

“In 2006, rugby mourned the loss of Irish flanker John McCall who died in the opening match of the U19 World Cup in Durban. I was playing in South Africa at the time and it was such a shock to see a young, fit man dying during a rugby game. I was lost for words...

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Jonny Evans...

“I am pleased to be able to support CRY as a Patron. Young people need to look after themselves and understand more about their health. I fully support CRY’s campaign for screening and greater awareness of potentially fatal cardiac conditions. My advice is simple – use your head and check your heart.” Photograph courtesy of...

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Lawrence Okoye...

“I have a strong affinity with CRY after a 16 year-old school friend of mine died suddenly.  If you are fit and healthy the only way that you can find out whether you are carrying an undiagnosed heart condition that could kill you is to be tested.  CRY give young people the chance to know....

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Roger Taylor MBE...

“I have supported a number of CRY events and am very pleased to become a Patron. CRY does outstanding work in identifying young people who are at risk from this silent killer through their unique screening programme. Tennis is a long time supporter of CRY and with my background in sport I would be delighted...

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Jack Clifford...

“I’m very honoured to be a patron for the charity CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young. The work they do is amazing, and so crucial, especially in young athletes. The main reason I have wanted to get involved is after a good friend and team mate from Cobham RFC, Matt Cragg passed away from...

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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff...

“CRY has had a huge impact in raising awareness of young sudden cardiac death with coroners, working to provide essential support services for those that have suffered a tragedy and funding free expert fast-track cardiac pathology to reduce the wait for the pathologists’ Post Mortem for those bereaved. I would be pleased to help them...

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Simon Halliday...

“I feel very privileged to be a Patron of CRY. The work of this charity is truly life changing and I genuinely feel that we can all make a difference through our efforts. I am full of admiration for the progress, which has already been made, and I look forward to helping continue all the...

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Vincent Regan...

“I became involved with CRY after the Fell Family contacted me telling me about the tragic loss of their son Josh and what happens to 12 apparently fit and healthy young people each week, asking if I would be interested in helping raise awareness of young sudden cardiac death and CRY and the work that...

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Nick Easter...

“It is a privilege for me to support CRY as a Patron. In my current role as a Harlequins and England rugby player, I am well aware of the importance of cardiac screening in sport and will help in whatever way I can to raise awareness and support CRY’s campaign to reduce the terrible number...

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Andrew Trimble...

“I firmly believe that all young people should attend cardiac screening whether they are involved in sport or not. It is important to know that you are fit to compete in the sport of your choice. Likewise if a problem is diagnosed, it can be treated. It is better to be safe. My message is...

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Matt Wells...

“I chose CRY as my charity of choice for two reasons. Firstly, a close friend’s brother recently passed away with cardiac symptoms and secondly I am aware of the work CRY does as I have had my heart checked through the fast track athletes screening service at the CRY Centre for Sports Cardiology. Thank you...

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James Cracknell OBE...

“I am delighted to have become a patron of CRY to help raise awareness of this condition and the work CRY are doing to combat it. Undiagnosed cardiac conditions are a genuine risk to sports people across the country and it is essential to make people aware in an attempt to prevent future tragedy.”

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