Couple Honoured by Prime Minister for Their Fundraising Efforts

The North West Evening Mail, 2nd October 2019

Sue and David Hughes were recognised by Prime Minister Boris Johnson with the Points of Light Award for their work in raising funds for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). They have raised more than £230,000 for CRY, funding more than 1,700 heart screenings for young people in memory of their son Daniel who passed away at only 28 years old of an undiagnosed heart condition.

In a letter to the couple, the Prime Minister stated: “I know you do this with no thought of praise or reward, but allow me to offer my own recognition of how you have raised over £230,000 for ‘Cardiac Risk in the Young’ and arranged over 1,700 vital heart screenings in memory of your son Daniel.”

“We are very pleased, honoured and surprised to be receiving a Points of Light award from the Prime Minister for the work we have been doing for ‘Cardiac Risk in the Young’ since the death of our son Daniel,” said Sue and David. “Hopefully it will encourage people to take a look at the important work that CRY does in reducing Young Sudden Cardiac Death. Thank you to the Prime Minister and everyone concerned for this award.”

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