When our son Stuart died in January 2006 of ARVC we promised his friends that at some stage in the future we would hold a fund raising event in his memory for CRY. After meeting and talking to other families at the Brompton Hospital in February this year we decided the time was right.
Unfortunately our hotel was busy during CRY’s Raising Awareness Week (10th to 18th October) so it had to be October 31st.
I e-mailed everyone we knew including all Stuart’s friends and it wasn’t long before we had sold 203 tickets which was the maximum number our biggest room could hold!!! I could have sold twice that many.
The night arrived and the room looked amazing – all in red and white Arsenal colours with CRY balloons everywhere. We had 75 Raffle prizes and 22 Auction Lots. Due to the generosity of our friends, hotel suppliers and family we had to take very little out of the ticket money and have made nearly £12,000 for CRY.