Family who raised £50,000 for CRY pay tribute to son, Kevin, on the 10th anniversary of his death

Kevin Paterson, from Seaham, sadly died 10 years ago on October 21, 2012, from an undiagnosed heart condition after suffering a cardiac event while taking part in the Birmingham Half Marathon.

Since his death, Kevin’s family have gone on to raise £50,000 for the Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) charity, who provide free, life saving heart screenings for men aged 14-35.

The family reached their £50,000 just before the 10th anniversary of Kevin death and his mother Patricia Toft, 80, is now remembering her son 10 years on, paying tribute to the ‘kind hearted’ man he was.

She said: “We were absolutely amazed to have raised so much over the last 10 years. We just wanted to do something good with a bad situation and we’re very pleased.”

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