‘Buy for CRY’ Pop-up Shop to Raise Money for Heart Screenings in Memory of Matthew Dewhirst

Shropshire Star, 10th of April 2019

The pop-up charity shop will raise money for Cardiac Risk in Young (CRY), allowing 200 young people an opportunity to be screened for free at the Marches School, Oswestry, in June. This fundraising event was organised by the friends and family of Matthew Dewhirst, a 17 year old sportsman who passed away due to Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS). Since his death, his parents set up the ‘Cry for Matthew’ fundraising appeal to raise money for screenings as currently 12 young people die every week in the UK due to undiagnosed heart conditions. “The specialist screening that is offered costs £50 per person, but this is a fraction of the true cost of the service and we know that offering this screening reduces the risk of Young Sudden Cardiac Death by 90 percent,” said Sue Dewhirst, Matthew’s mother.
The event will open in Oswestry at 10 AM on Saturday 13th of April in the town’s Memorial Hall and close at 2:30 PM. Read More