Update Magazine Issue 86

Issue 86 of the CRY Update magazine covers all news, events and fundraising from September to December 2021.

There were a lot of major fundraising events in this four-month period after so many had been cancelled over the last two years due to the pandemic. This started with the Great North Run on September 12, as we had a team of 28 runners representing CRY. You can read all about the day on page 11.

Later in the month, we returned to Durham for our 12th annual Durham Walk. 120 supporters joined us to connect with other families, raise awareness and remember. As usual, the walking route went past some of Durham’s most iconic landmarks, such as the River Wear and Durham Cathedral. You can read a full write-up about the day on page 14.

In October, we were excited to be well represented by 105 runners at the return of the London Marathon in England’s capital. It was fantastic to see so many CRY runners take part in the return of this major event after it changed to a virtual setup earlier in the pandemic. You can find a full write-up and photos from the day on page 16.

This issue of the Update also features coverage of some of CRY’s research from our annual International Medical Conference on October 18 and 19. Delegates from all around the world joined to listen to presentations from leading experts, and there were also debates over cases where experts could discuss how to best manage different situations, with engagement from audience members through quizzes and Q&A sessions. To read more about the research discussed on the day and watch videos of all the presentations, turn to page 12.

In late November, we held our annual Raising Awareness Week. As always this included the CRY Great Cake Bake, and we also brought back the 12 A Week Challenge, which was first introduced in 2020. This challenged supporters to complete 12 miles over the course of the week by walking, running, cycling or rowing, and yet again it was great to see so many people get involved. You can find out more about the week on page 20.

In her column in this issue of the Update, CRY Founder Alison Cox wrote about the importance of the CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk, which can be read on page 10.

Lastly, the Our Fundraisers section of this issue begins on page 22.