The group raised the money under the name of “Jayne’s Memorial Fund”, with funds going to the charity “Cardiac Risk in the Young” (CRY).
Its main organiser is Anne Evans, whose daughter, Jayne, had a heart defect, and died aged 12 while playing netball in 1988.
At Llandudno Junction Memorial Hall on Sunday (August 20), 90 youngsters underwent heart screening.
Heart screening”, or cardiac screening, is offered by CRY to those aged between 14 and 35, and can help to diagnose most abnormalities of the heart.
Anne said: “It was absolutely wonderful; the day was such a success, and went so smoothly. The community all joined in.
“We set out to achieve something, and we really achieved it. It was brilliant. The people from CRY said it was an absolute brilliant number (of people who came for heart screenings).
“I believe that one person was told that the right side of their heart was enlarged, so that was something that will obviously be followed up because of what we did on Sunday.
“That makes it very much worthwhile.
“The team were all absolutely brilliant; I can’t thank them enough for all of the work that they’ve. The community have been so supportive, as well; it makes you a bit overwhelmed, really.”
The group surpassed the £10,000 target, so are putting funds left over towards next year’s event, which has already been pencilled in for August 18, 2024.
More fundraisers will take place prior to then, with this year’s events including taking on the world’s fastest zip line at Zip World over Penrhyn Quarry, bingo, jumble sales, raffles and more.
Nikki Owen, another of the group’s main fundraisers, was a school friend of Jayne’s.
She previously told the Pioneer: “I’ve always kept in touch with Jayne’s family, and you see people like footballers pass away (from heart problems).
“I’ve got three kids of my own, and even younger people, like Jayne herself, pass away while playing sport.