Issue 87 of the CRY Update magazine covers all news, events and fundraising from January to April 2022.
Our first piece of major news in this period came at the start of Heart Month in February, as we announced the renewal of our partnership with Sunrise Radio for another 12 months. Our partnership originally started in January 2020, and they have used interviews, testimonials, on-air advertising, and even a 36 hour marathon broadcasting event to help raise valuable funds and awareness for CRY. You can read more about this partnership (and listen to an interview with CRY Research Fellow Dr Raghav Bhatia) on page 4.
Our main fundraising event in this period was the 2022 London Landmarks Half Marathon on April 3rd. CRY was well represented by a team of 26 runners, which was great to see as we continue to return to more large events around the country after all the cancellations in the earlier stages of the pandemic. You can read a write-up of the event and see photos of our running team on page 11.
We are also continuing to increase the amount of young people we’re screening each month as our screening events pick up all around the country. We screened over 7,000 young people in this four-month period, and even had a couple of special guests attend one of our screenings and offer their support in person. From Brentford FC, Christian Eriksen (who played for the club at the time) and their manager Thomas Frank visited a screening event held in memory of Robert Rowan, who worked as the club’s technical director. The team and Robert’s friends and family have been supporting CRY in his memory. If you’d like to read more about the day and see some of Brentford FC’s footage from the event, turn to page 5. You can also read CRY’s full screening report on page 8.
To find this issue’s Our Fundraisers section, go to page 12.
In her column for this issue of the Update, CRY Founder Alison Cox MBE wrote about how families confront tragedy in different ways. You can read her full column on page 10.