On Sunday September 11th 2011, members of Combat Base UK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association held a fund raising and raising awareness event supporting Cardiac Risk in the Young.
The event was held at Combat Base Bolton and attracted students from Stockport, Bradford, Pontefract and Northumberland; young and old, male and female.
The event was organised by Bolton Combat Base’s Head Coach, Carl Fisher, in memory of his beloved niece, Louise Worth, who died of Long QT Syndrome on 21st June 2004 aged just 17.
Louise’s mother and Carl’s sister is CRY’s County Representative for Lancashire, Sue Jarvis, who was present on the day and gave a small talk, outlining CRY’s aims and the current campaign to prevent the abolition of the Chief Coroner.
The members of Carls’ Bolton and Runcorn Clubs were so shocked at the number of young people who die from undiagnosed heart conditions, that they asked if they could put the CRY logo on their team T- shirts so that when they compete in other events both nationally and internationally, CRY will be highlighted.
After four hours of teaching and training, together with training fees and sales of chocolate brownies and CRY wristbands, £319.73 was raised.
Sue Jarvis (third left) with Darren Currie (head coach), Carl Fisher (brother) and Helen Currie (head coach).