Garstang Scarecrow Festival in memory of Matthew Hesmondhalgh

Garstang Town Council organised it’s first ever Scarecrow Festival this summer and chose Matt’s Fund at CRY, and Macmillan in the Northwest as their official charities. They asked a group of 4 local ladies who do a lot of fundraising for different causes and who are known as Team ShazzAnn, to help them fundraise. As […]


Team ShazzAnn raise £10,000 through Three Peaks Challenge

Garstang Courier, 12th June 2018 Team ShazzAnn and a team of 50 took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks for CRY, raising £10,000 for the Matthew Hesmondhalgh Memorial Fund and Macmillan. Sharon Hartley, who helped organise the challenge, said: “I am incredibly proud of everyone who took part and honoured their fund-raising – I am shell shocked […]


London Marathon run for Garstang fundraiser

Blackpool Gazette, 18th April 2018 Nicola Clark is taking on the London Marathon this weekend for the Matthew Hesmondhalgh Memorial Fund – money from Matthew’s fund goes towards screening days with CRY. This will be Nicola’s third run for CRY, as well as putting on a varity of fundraising events with her running group ‘CRY […]


Team of 50 to take on Yorkshire Three Peaks

Lancaster Guardian, 9th February 2018 A team of around 50 people will walk the Yorkshire Three Peaks in aid of The Matthew Hesmondhalgh Memorial Fund for CRY, and Macmillan. The organisers are working with the Garstand Scarecrow Festival in order to raise extra funds for their chosen charities. Read more


CRY Great Cake Bake 2017

The sixth CRY Great Cake Bake took place on Friday 24th November 2017, as part of Raising Awareness Week. We would like to thank everybody who took part in the CRY Great Cake Bake and for helping to make the event such a success. Money is still coming in but we are delighted to say […]


1000th person screened in memory of Matthew Hesmondhalgh

The Matthew Hesmondhalgh Memorial Fund screened their 1000th person this weekend at the Garstang Community College in Lancashire. More than 200 young people were screened over the two days, raising £642 to go towards future screenings in the process. Paula Hesmondhalgh said of the weekend, “Heartfelt thanks to all who made donations at/towards the CRY screening […]


Virgin Money London Marathon 2017

Congratulations and a huge thank you to all the CRY runners who took part in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2017 on Sunday 23rd April. We’re extremely proud of everyone and grateful for being so many people’s chosen charity. 107 runners supported CRY this year, running the 26.2 mile course through the centre of London. […]