CRY is delighted to announce that during its partnership with Calor Gas Ltd – from October 2009 to December 2011 – the Company have contributed a massive £101,660 to CRY in memory of Scott Rennie, son of Calor’s Managing Director, Stephen Rennie.
The money has been raised through a range of staff activities and sponsorship of events, including:
- sponsorship of the 2009 CRY Parliamentary Reception
- a Calor team taking part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon 2009, 2010 and 2011, the BUPA 10k 2010, Great North Run 2011 and Run to The Beat 2011
- funding of the “Test My Heart” tour screening event in Leamington Spa in October 2010
- The Calorettes team climbing Mount Snowdon in November 2010
- dress down days
- miscellaneous sales, barbecues, raffles and golf days
- a laptop donation initiative
- placing collection boxes at Calor Centres
- Calor’s 75th anniversary celebrations
- Calor’s “Gift of the Gas” scheme
Stephen Rennie says, “The death of any young person is a tragedy, but the fact that far too many young fit people die every week through the lack of proper screening programmes must be addressed. We are proud of the achievements of all our staff in their support of CRY with their important work. Through our partnership we have raised awareness of CRY amongst Calor staff; elderly people and dependents; business associates; and the general public via the Sainsbury’s Leamington Spa “Test My Heart” screening event – totalling approximately 24,000 people.”
CRY is very grateful for Calor’s support which will enable further progress of its ambitious initiatives.
Alison Cox MBE, CRY’s Founder and Chief Executive says: “Working together with Calor has not only give us the opportunity to further raise awareness of these conditions that have such a devastating impact, but also with their fantastic support, to save more young lives. Thank you for choosing CRY and helping us to achieve our goals of reducing the incidence and impact of young sudden cardiac death. We are immensely grateful to Calor Gas for their support and generosity throughout our partnership and wish them a very successful partnership with their new charity.”