CRY, Cardiac Risk in the Young, is a national charity which aims to reduce the frequency of sudden cardiac death in young people. Steve Harbour’s daughter, Philippa, who was a former pupil at Antony school, died from sudden cardiac death in 2003.
Philippa was an ardent collector of ‘Beanie Babies’ and Steve came up with the idea of donating the ’Beanie Babies’ to the children of Antony school who organised a sale to raise much needed funds. The older children produced a catalogue with recommended prices for each Beanie Baby and within a few days the entire collection had been sold, raising £502.20 for CRY.
Steve was delighted with the outcome, “It helps considerably to know that Philippa’s Beanies will help to save other young lives and prevent families from suffering the pain of losing a child”.