CRY Update Magazine Issue 81

Issue 81 of the CRY Update reports on all news, events and fundraising from January to April 2020. This is also the first issue of our new and improved digital editions of the Update, featuring links throughout that will take you straight to relevant pages on the CRY website, social media posts from recent months, interviews from members of the CRY team and our supporters, and more. We have also embedded videos in this issue, which range from a presentation given by Professor Mary Sheppard at the 2019 CRY Family Research Day, to a look back at CRY Patron Pixie Lott’s BBC Lifeline charity appeal that she made for us in 2016.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of many events and fundraising activities in recent months, this issue of the Update still features everything that happened in January and February, and the terrific fundraising efforts of our supporters that have continued since.

This includes the 2.6 Challenge, which was created to help support charities all around the UK following the postponement of the Virgin Money London Marathon in April. You can read more about all of the creative activities and challenges our supporters completed and check out some videos and photos on page 14.

Following the Our Fundraisers section which begins on page 16, you can also have a look at what Christmas cards we have on offer this year and details of how to place an order on page 52.

For her column in this issue, CRY Founder Alison Cox MBE wrote about the impact of CRY’s Patrons, and some of the different ways they have supported CRY over the years.

We have decided to change our typical mailing process as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, in an effort to make savings where we can. This has resulted in the CRY Update magazine primarily moving online, except for anyone who specifically requests a printed copy.

We would like to encourage you to subscribe to our enewsletter list to receive the online Update, and to read and share this version as we continue to improve these issues with more engaging content – you can subscribe by clicking here. If you would like to receive a printed copy, please let us know by phoning 01737 363222, or by emailing