Cardiac charity awarded

Children's charity Cardiac Risk in the Young, (CRY) which is based in Tadworth, has received an extra special start to Spring by being chosen as one of 90 deserving winners of a £10,000 Children's Charity Award from NatWest Bank.

The £1 million Children's Charity Awards were launched last December by NatWest and the Daily Mail newspaper to give away the amount to UK children's charities.

CRY received an overwhelming number of nominations from staff at NatWest and the public.

CRY children's charity was founded in 1995 to raise awareness of the risk of cardiac problems in the young – sudden death and sudden death syndrome.

Paul Wheeler, regional manage for NatWest Surrey, said: "It was a pleasure to visit this charity and find out more about the good work it is doing. This year we decided to focus our annual £1 million charity donation on organisations that support children going through difficult times."

Chris Grayling, Conservative MP for Epsom and Ewell, commented: "I was delighted to be invited along to the CRY headquarters based in Tadworth, when they received their share of the bank's generous £1 million charity giveaway.

"This money will go a long way to supporting this charity and will ensure that they can continue to support families not only in Epsom and Ewell, but across the whole country."