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CRY’s statement regarding the Adjournment debate: Cardiac screening for young people


It was fantastic to see the work of CRY and our screening programme talked about so strongly by members of government on Tuesday night. This was an excellent debate lead by Mims Davies MP, from Eastleigh, on behalf of Graham and Anne Hunter in memory of their daughter Claire, with cross party support from many […]

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28th October 2015


A chapter in life that no mother should ever have to write


Leading heart charity launches new resource for mothers following the sudden death of a child Sunday March 15th (Mother’s Day) bereavement experts from the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) will be unveiling a powerful and moving new book for mother’s whose child (under the age of 35) has tragically died from young sudden […]

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13th March 2015


Award winning Gorvins announces charity partnership with CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young)


Stockport based leading law firm Gorvins Solicitors has teamed up with national charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) to support them in a year-long programme of fund-raising activities throughout 2015. The charity which is commemorating its 20th anniversary this year is fundraising to increase awareness of young sudden cardiac death (YSDC) and the shocking […]

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12th March 2015


Local mother honoured at The Houses Of Parliament for her commitment to charity work in the North West


Ruth Lowe from Preston has worked tirelessly with the charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young following the sudden death of her son Yesterday [TUESDAY 3RD MARCH 2015], Ruth Lowe attended a prestigious event, held at the Terrace Marquee at the House of Commons, to accept a “Department of Health Recognition Award.” Nominated by Ben Wallace […]

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4th March 2015


Calls for wider cardiac screening as new research confirms it’s not just athletes and “sporty” young people at risk


Published papers conclude that sudden arrhythmic death (SADS) is more common ‘at rest’ or whilst sleeping than during excessive exercise Researchers funded by the charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) have today [16 December 2014] published new research in the journal, “Circulation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology”1 highlighting that more than 80% of cases of young […]

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14th December 2014


A heartfelt thank you to leading retailer from Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)


Staff and customers from McColl’s Retail Group (which has over 1315 stores across the UK) have been applauded by the Chief Executive and founder of CRY for their huge fundraising efforts over Halloween 2014 Throughout October, staff fundraising events – as well as the many customers who showed their support to the campaign via in-store donations […]

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9th December 2014


Asian Professional Awards 2014 Nomination for Prof Sharma


CARDIAC RISK IN THE YOUNG (CRY) LEADS THE WAY IN CONGRATULATING ITS CONSULTANT CARDIOLOGIST FOR MAJOR NOMINATION Leading cardiologist, Professor Sanjay Sharma has been shortlisted in the Medical category at the inaugural Asian Professional Awards. Over 4,000 nominations and votes were received this year paying tribute to inspirational individuals from the Asian community that contribute […]

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6th November 2014


Parliamentary launch of the CRY All Party Parliamentary Group, by Ian Botham OBE


All Party Parliamentary Group for Cardiac Risk in the Young House of Commons Press Release – July 2002 North Durham MP, Kevan Jones met with Parliamentary colleagues on Monday 8th July to launch an All Party Parliamentary Group on Cardiac Risk in the Young at Portcullis House, Westminster. Mr Jones has been working with the […]

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2nd July 2014


CRY Surgery Supporters Club member Laura John tosses the coin for the Men's Singles Final at Wimbledon


GAME, SET AND MATCH TO LOCAL GIRL, LAURA July 5th 2004 – Press Release Mens Wimbledon Finals Laura John (14) from Southampton yesterday took on the prestigious role as official ‘coin tosser’ for the Men’s Singles Final at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships – representing the national charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). It is […]

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The Department of Health announce the launch of the new NSF chapter on Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death


New NSF chapter on Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death Press Release – 4th March 2005 25,000 Lives Saved By Speedier Heart Treatment The NHS has delivered substantial progress on the promises it made to tackle the biggest killer in England today – heart disease. At a conference of heart experts and patients today, Health Secretary […]

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RFU voice their support for CRY, with plans for increased screening of young rugby players


RFU support cardiac screening for young players Press release – 31st March 2005 The Community and Performance Departments of the Rugby Football Union have announced their support for the charity, ‘Cardiac Risk in the Young’ (CRY). CRY was formed in 1995 and its primary aim and objective is to raise awareness of cardiac risk in […]

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CRY invests £300,000 to advance understanding of genetic silent killer – young sudden cardiac death


Press release – 1st March 2007 Two years on from publication of the NHS Chapter 8 strategy on Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death, leading charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), has committed to fund coroner referrals to an expert cardiac pathologist when a young person dies suddenly and the cause is unknown. This offer […]

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30th June 2014


CRY welcomes reforms to the Coroners and Justice Bill


20th January 2009 Leading heart charity applauds the launch of the reformed Coroners and Justice Bill The Chief Executive of a charity – dedicated to supporting parents, partners and children who have lost a young (age 35 and under) loved one suddenly – is today (Tuesday January 20th) welcoming reforms to the new Coroners and […]

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27th June 2014


CRY’s new ‘A Partner’s Grief’ booklet launched on Valentine’s Day


On February 14th (2014), Valentine’s Day bereavement experts from the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) are unveiling a powerful and moving new book for the partners of young people who have tragically lost their lives to sudden cardiac death. The booklet, ‘Young Sudden Cardiac Death: A Partners’ Grief’ which has been compiled by […]

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25th June 2014


CRY Launch new booklet "A Partner's Grief"


On February 14th, Valentine’s Day bereavement experts from the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) are unveiling a powerful and moving new book for the partners of young people who have tragically lost their lives to sudden cardiac death. The booklet, ‘Young Sudden Cardiac Death: A Partners’ Grief’ which has been compiled by CRY’s […]

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14th February 2014


Local Dad pays tribute to son with Kent Cricket shirt partnership


Paul Daniels from Bickley has become Kent Cricket’s latest shirt partner – in tribute to his son Ben, an aspiring cricketer who died suddenly in 2011 at the age of 15.  In collaboration with leading heart charity, CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), Paul has become the shirt partner of Kent Cricket’s Calum Haggett, who […]

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23rd September 2013


CRY welcomes the long awaited overhaul of the coroners’ service in England and Wales


Alison Cox MBE, Chief Executive and Founder of CRY, comments on the proposed modernisation of the coroners’ service in England and Wales As a charity that has campaigned for several years for drastic improvements to the coroners’ service in England and Wales, we greatly welcome the appointment of the new Chief Coroner and the series […]

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25th July 2013


A Father's Grief – Behind the Bravado


CRY launches new resource for dads following the sudden cardiac death of a ‘fit and healthy’ child Bereavement experts from CRY are today (Sunday 16th June 2013) unveiling a powerful and moving new book for the dads of young people who have tragically lost their lives to sudden cardiac death. The book, “A Father’s Grief” […]

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16th June 2013


Health Secretary sets out strategy to tackle mortality and cardiovascular diseases


Response from Dr Steven Cox, Director of Screening at the charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY): “Today’s announcement reinforces the importance of health checks to improve prevention and management of people at risk of heart conditions. “We also hope this is will be a positive step in working with GPs to ensure the correct […]

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1st March 2013


CRY confirmed as Cardiff Blues' nominated charity


Welsh Rugby Union club Cardiff Blues are delighted to confirm CRY as their nominated charity for the 2012/13 season. The team chose CRY because of the close link with Cardiff Blues Marketing Executive, Georgina Hughes, who lost her brother Matthew to sudden cardiac death in 2007 when he was just 17 years of age. Read […]

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26th February 2013


Health Secretary sets out strategy to tackle mortality and cardiovascular diseases


Response from Dr Steven Cox, Director of Screening at the charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY): “Today’s announcement reinforces the importance of health checks to improve prevention and management of people at risk of heart conditions. “We also hope this is will be a positive step in working with GPs to ensure the correct […]

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10th September 2012


Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) asks the British public to 'sign up' in support of screening


Following the sudden collapse of footballer Fabrice Muamba on Saturday 17th March, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) has launched a national campaign – http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/31819 – to maintain pressure on the Government and professional sporting bodies to offer cardiac screening to young people who might be at risk. Whilst Fabrice Muamba’s condition is reported to […]

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18th March 2012


Affairs of the heart


All rugby players over the age of 16 are being encouraged to undergo cardiac screening tests.

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1st February 2011


Secretary of State "makes a splash" in support of leading heart charity


Students from Elsley School and Ernest Bevin College (South West London) had a unique opportunity to meet the Secretary of State for Health, Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP on Thursday 4th March and to thank him for introducing the increasingly popular Swim4life initiative that provides under 16s across the UK with free swimming. The Swim4life […]

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4th March 2010


GAME, SET AND MATCH TO LOCAL GIRL, LAURA


Laura John (14) from Southampton yesterday took on the prestigious role as official ‘coin tosser’ for the Men’s Singles Final at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships – representing the national charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). It is a sad irony that just a few years ago, Laura was warned that she’d never be able […]

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5th July 2009


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