Fundraising from the heart


deadly threat to the young was highlighted by an awareness-raising event.

Southampton woman Mary Abraham is trying to

increase knowledge of sudden adult death syndrome that can kill without

warning. Mrs Abraham’s eldest son, Philip, died in his sleep in 1995 aged

just 16.

At the Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury’s

superstore in Hedge End the shoppers were entertained by dancers from the Pat

Stanford School of Dance to highlight the tragic cause.

The event , over two days also included face painting in return for a donation,

a folk band and on one evening Sainsbury’s hosted a food and wine tasting

evening with all proceeds going to Cardiac Risk in the Young.

Mrs Abraham said “We are trying to make people

more aware. Few people know anything about it”

Recently, along with her family and friends Mary

raised funds to present a £8000 ECG machine to Bitterne Health Centre.

With Permission for the

Daily Echo