Issue 82 of the CRY Update reports on all news, events and fundraising from May to August 2020.
Unfortunately the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to lead to the cancellation of many events and fundraising activities in recent months, so this May-August period wasn’t nearly the same as normal. However, CRY’s supporters were active in raising awareness and funds in any ways they could, and there are still positives to look back at.
Even though we could not hold the typical CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk that we had planned, this year’s event was still a special day. We held a virtual event instead, which gave people the opportunity to complete their own walks in their different areas of the country. Over 300 people pre-registered to take part, and we also had over 200 people upload messages and photos to remember those they have lost on the homepage of CRY’s website, which was turned into a message wall for the event. You can read all about the Virtual Bridges Walk and watch a video of the speeches given on page 12.
As always, the Our Fundraisers section of this issue shares fundraising stories from our supporters, and begins on page 14.
For her column in this issue, CRY Founder Alison Cox wrote about CRY Consultant Cardiologist Professor Sanjay Sharma, who has been an invaluable part of the charity for many years thanks to his influential research and role overseeing our screening programme. You can read Alison’s column on page 10.
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