Jewish News, 3rd July 2019
Nick Stanley passed away last month at the age of 33 after playing football. Now his friends Elliott and Danielle Taylor, Joshua and Sophie Gladstein and Jeremy and Lisa Shaw are set to run 10km to raise money for charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) in his memory. The group hope to raise over £5000 for the charity to hold a heart screening event that will see 100 young people between the ages of 14 and 35 tested for heart conditions. In order to achieve their goal, they are to take on the Shoreditch 10K Adidas City Run this month as well as the Lee Valley VeloPark race in August. The crowdfunding campaign (‘Running for Nick’ on www.justgiving.com) they launched last week has already raised £2700, with 100 donations ranging from £10 to £250.
“Nick was playing football that night which was something he loved. It was a complete shock,” said Joshua, who was with Nick just before he passed away. “A young life of 33 was taken too early, and if we can scan a hundred people and even just one of those people gets identified as having a heart issue, you’ve effectively saved another life.” Read More