Eight Year Old Boy Cycles for CRY in Memory of Dad, Darren Hall

The Herts Advertiser, 11th June 2019

Eight year old Ollie Higman-Hall will take on the challenge of cycling 10 miles via the Alban Way to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) in memory of his father, Darren Hall. Darren passed away at 30 years old of an undiagnosed heart condition when Ollie’s mother, Kirsty, was nine weeks pregnant with him. “It is 10 years ago next year since he died, and Ollie wants to remember his dad,” Kirsty said. “He obviously never knew his dad and he struggles with that because he is so like his dad – he is so sunny with people, everyone adores him because is he a wonderful young man, wherever he goes he will chat to everyone.”

According to Kirsty, Ollie passionate about his charity project, already managing to raise £750 for CRY. “Ollie is so excited,” she said. “He asks every morning how the charity page is doing.” Chief Executive of the charity, Steven Cox, said of Ollie and his mum : “I find it so humbling that people, such as Kirsty and Ollie – who have lost both their husband and dad – are able to see beyond their own horrendous experience to raise awareness of the work we do here at CRY – whether screening, research or bereavement support. Their fundraising efforts will play a vital part in helping to prevent other families from having to endure the same devastating grief as they have.” Read More