CRY Update Magazine 70

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CRY Update 70 reports on all the CRY news, events and fundraising from May to August 2016. The 10th annual CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk took place on June 26, and another fantastic turnout of over 1,200 supporters took part in the new route for 2016. We very much appreciated all the helpful feedback and are glad the route was generally so well-received. Please turn to the article on page 22 for more details.

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 2016 included a 46-mile as well as a 100-mile route, and we had a total of 49 CRY cyclists taking part on July 31 across the two courses. We are very grateful to everyone who undertook the challenge for CRY. Thanks to its enduring popularity, the RideLondon-Surrey remains an important date in the CRY calendar. Please turn to page 25 for the article, including a list and photos of our riders.

We were glad to officially welcome another new CRY Patron to our cause in May: 23-year-old Harlequins and England rugby player Jack Clifford. Jack wanted to help CRY raise awareness after learning of the sudden death of his former rugby teammate Matthew Cragg, aged 21, in 2014. We are certain Jack will be a huge help to us in the future.

CRY’s research was again a big talking point at the British Cardiovascular Society Conference and the European Society of Cardiology Congress this year. Major studies and abstracts on inherited heart conditions and young sudden cardiac death were presented by the CRY Research Fellows, and you can find more information on page 18. Furthermore, on page 20, departing Research Fellow Dr Harshil Dhutia explains the results and implications of his high-impact paper on reductions to the cost of ECG screening – as well as what he feels he has gained personally and professionally from his three years with CRY.

On page 12, CRY Founder Alison Cox MBE discusses the essential importance of voluntary work to the charity’s operation. We offer our deepest thanks to the myriad volunteers who are so valuable to CRY, offering their time and effort in order to help support those affected and prevent future tragedies.