Cardiac screening days in memory of Anthony Lane

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A Rugby man who died suddenly aged 26 is the inspiration behind a new cardiac screening day.

Anthony Lane lost his life after suffering a cardiac arrest while exercising at his home.

Now a pioneering screening programme to identify undiagnosed heart conditions in the young is being rolled out in his memory thanks to Rotary funding.

Run by CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), the project is particularly personal to Anthony’s dad Paul, who is President of Wylde Green Rotary Club.

It is hoped the screening day, hosted by Sutton Coldfield Town FC on July 21, will be the first of many for the area, thanks to Rotary grants and fundraising campaigns headed up by Paul.

CRY, which was adopted as the Wylde Green Rotary club Charity of the Year, works to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research and supporting affected families – something he and his family have been very grateful for.