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

Ray Wilkins MBE...

  “I am very pleased to have been asked to become a Patron of CRY. I am aware of young people dying suddenly whilst playing football and taking part in other activities, however, 8 a week is a really shocking total. With my background in football, I hope that I am going to be able...

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Andrew Triggs-Hodge MBE...

“CRY used to be an organisation that I thought would only touch a few people and that I would be lucky enough not to be one of those. In 2008 a good friend died without warning on a rugby pitch, he was extraordinarily fit and in his 50s; his son was playing in the same...

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Sir Steve Redgrave CBE...

“I am pleased to be a patron of CRY having had first hand experience of the impact of such a death. Robert Hayley was my best friend and crewmate. He was extremely fit and we had just recently as juniors won a senior race together. We had been watching TV. He suddenly stood up and...

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Bill Neely...

“Having seen the horror of a young life cut short at the end of a summer run, I’m committed to helping CRY and to raising awareness of a silent killer we can all do more to combat.”

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Professor Gaetano Thiene...

“The fight against sudden death in the young can be won only through prevention and to this aim the collaboration with families of sudden death victims is crucial.”

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Kathryn Harries...

“Like many of you, I’ve read about fit, young people dying without warning because of an undiagnosed heart condition. As a mother of two, I’ve barely dared to imagine the terrible grief of these youngsters’ families and prayed that I might never have to endure such shocking bereavement. It didn’t occur to me that there...

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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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Clive Clarke...

“I am pleased to have been asked to be a CRY patron. As a professional footballer I played for Stoke City FC for 9 years and eventually became captain. Most recently I played for Leicester City, during which time I suffered severe cardiac problems which forced me to retire from the game. I now realise...

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Sir Ian Botham OBE...

“I am delighted to accept the position of Honorary President of CRY’s Centre of Sports Cardiology – the first dedicated Sports Cardiology Unit in the world. We want all kids to have heart tests just as they do annually in Italy. Development of the Sports Cardiology Unit is crucial to underpin CRY’s very ambitious screening...

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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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Sir Clive Woodward OBE...

“CRY’s outstanding work leading the field in addressing young sudden cardiac death is to be applauded. The fast track services they now offer, including funding of coroners’ referrals to the CRY Centre for Expert Cardiac Pathology, are urgently needed – as is their innovative cardiac screening programme, both in the community and sport. I am...

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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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