On the 3rd of March 2000 my mum (left) passed away after experiencing a cardiac arrest when I was just 5 months old. As a result of this, I am screened annually at Great Ormond Street Hospital. As I have grown up I have begun to take more and more interest in the condition that my mum died of and so I decided that I should try and raise money to donate to CRY for screening, awareness and research.
Whilst raising the money I also raised awareness throughout Robert Mays School that I attend, which caters for students aged between 12 and 16.
At school I raised money by hosting a cake sale. Friends and teachers at school also sponsored me for the Hook Fun Run which I was running in a few weeks later.
On May the 19th I then ran the fun run with 4 friends – Francesca Fleet, Thalia Baylis, Chloe Holes and James Cundy. All five of us were wearing matching CRY t-shirts and red accessories to stand out from the crowd. I had family and friends at the start and finish line who were supporting me and cheering me on.
Six years ago my family raised enough money to buy a 24 hour heart monitor for SADS; this year I have raised over £1000 and every penny will go to CRY. From school alone I raised nearly £600 of that total. In a few years time I plan on doing some more challenging activities to raise money and awareness for this charity.