Friends Take on LEJOG Challenge to Raise Funds for CRY in Memory of Gareth Roberts

Simian, 27th May 2019

Simon Hughes and Ian Doughty are taking on the challenge of riding from Land’s End to John O’ Groats to raise funds for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) in memory of their late friend Gareth Roberts who suddenly died of an undiagnosed heart condition. The journey will see them climb 46,850 feet and ride as many as 116 miles a day. “Riding the LEJOG (Land’s End to John O’Groats) has always been on my bucket list and to get the opportunity to do so and raise funds for such a worthwhile cause was an opportunity I did not want to miss,” said Simon. “Gareth was a genuinely lovely man, who dedicated his life to helping others as a paramedic and so Ian and I decided we wanted to try to give a little bit back.”

Ian added: “Every week in the UK at least 12 previously fit and healthy young people die of undiagnosed cardiac conditions. With any donations we receive, CRY can reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD) by working with cardiologists and family doctors to establish good practice and appropriate screening facilities to promote and protect the cardiac health of our young. We are meeting all costs associated with the challenge ourselves, so you can be confident that every penny raised will go directly to support the brilliant work of Cardiac Risk in the Young.” Link no longer available