CRY Teddy and QT Kanga – our adventures in the UK so far
Raising awareness across the globe of Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young
QT Kanga is a marsupial with a message. She began her journey in December 2001, leaving the SADS Australia office in Melbourne to travel to America to begin her support and friendship time with those families who had invited her to visit them.
QT Kanga then went on a European tour raising awareness about sudden cardiac death in the young. She visited Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. She was joined by CRY Teddy and after launching the new campaign in the European Parliament calling on the World Health Organisation to recognise the name “Sudden Death Syndrome”. They also travelled to the Scottish Parliament and Westminster.
CRY Teddy and QT Kanga’s travels
Aesthete Miniature Horse Show
CRY Teddy and QT Kanga made some new animal friends in Doncaster, whilst also raising awareness of CRY and SDS conditions.
Keeping the pressure on
Qt Kanga and CRY Teddy with Jackie Johnson and family who lost their daughter Vicky lobby support for action in parliament. Pictured here with David Hincliffe MP and Bill O’Brien MP
The pair strapped onto Mat Wilson’s double heart costume for a 26 mile sightseeing trip around London whilst Mat Wilson ran the London Marathon
Gloucestershire – England’s green and pleasant land
QT enjoying a cup of tea at Polly Perkins restaurant in Bourton on the Water with Rachel and Peter Edwards. Their son Alexander collapsed with Cardiomyopathy
New Year 2004
Cruising aboard the Caronia
Celia and Chris Byford-Fox took the pair 3579 miles from Southampton to Spain, Madeira, Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Portugal.
Here pictured with the ship’s Captain at his cocktail party.
Mobile Cardiac Screening event on 8 November 2003, in memory of Lisa Jane Browne, was host to CRY Teddy and QT Kanga. They met lots of lovely people, including Doreen Harley (CRY’s Divisional Representative for North Mark Tami MP for Alyn & DeesideWales) and Mark Tami MP for Alyn & Deeside. Our adorable friends received lots of love and cuddles, and had their photographs taken by many people. They were very well behaved too!
Kate and Robbie Fox met Julie John and Gary after their eventful Lands End to John O’Groats journey on Halloween.
A flight in a police helicopter, visit to a North Sea oil rig, a day with the RAF and home for a fish and chip supper.
Lands End to John o’ Groats
Travelling in the bionic bus with the Bionic Babe’s mum, Julie, meeting up with as many Vdub Clubs and supporters as we could with press, radio and TV coverage at each stop raising awareness with our furry companions
Launch new campaign calling on World Health Organisation to recognise sudden death syndrome in European Parliament
CRY supporters Andy and Maggie Tait who lost their son to sudden death syndrome are pictured here with Catherine Stihler, Labour’s health spokeswoman in the European Parliament accompanied by the CRY Teddy and QT kanga.