Finvoy prepares for charity paddle

Finvoy Young Farmers' Club are working hard in preparation for their summer challenge on the River Bann. On Saturday 28th June 2008 members will begin their charity paddle starting at Toome and will row 26 miles to Drumaheglis Marina.

All the money they raise will go towards the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

Since the club launched their ambitious challenge back in November 2007, they have had a lot of interest in the event and a lot of people wanting to find out about the charity.

In the UK each week, 8 apparently fit and healthy young people die from undiagnosed heart conditions. CRY is an organisation founded in 1995 to research young people with sudden cardiac syndrome.

The charity uses money that is raised through voluntary contributions to investigate why healthy young people are dying with unidentified cardiac problems. Its main priority is to make people aware and to promote screening in young people in order to spot any early abnormalities.

The charity event coincides with a CRY screening unit in Northern Ireland at Jordanstown from 27th – 29th June 2008. Further information can be found on the CRY website

If you would like to support the club in their Marathon Paddle, you can donate to any club members, or be in the towns of Toome, Portglenone, Kilrea or Ballymoney on Saturday 28th June where members will be passing through on their way to meet up with those who have covered 26 miles of the River Bann.

The club would like to thank those who have already donated and especially the local businesses who have given their support to the appeal and staff at Woodhall who have helped members prepare for the event.