Event Write Ups

If you would like to submit a write up about an event you held for CRY please follow this link. We try to review and publish each submission within 48 hours. Please include photos and the date of your event. Thank you CRY.

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Hell Run in memory of Paul Stephens

Our team consisted of friends and colleagues from Wildern School. What started out as an opportunity to have some fun quickly developed into a fundraising activity in memory of a friend who recently passed away far too soon. With a great team effort we ran, climbed and crawled through hills, bogs and streams in the […]


CRY Charity Ball

Sue Dewhirst & I held a CRY Charity Ball on Saturday 10th November at The Grosvenor Chester. 180 people attended along with Charlotte Carney, who was screened by CRY in Summer 2016. Charlotte received her heart transplant in February of this year. Charlotte gave  a speech explaining the importance of screening and told her heart […]


Cake Bake in memory of Evan James Shonfield

We held a Cake Bake and raffle sale at the Unicorn Primary School in memory of our son, Evan James Shonfield. We sold cakes, raffle tickets, CRY merchandise and Christmas cards. We raised 450 pounds for CRY. It was a cold and wet day after school but we had a fantastic turnout by parents, children […]


Georgiana’s Sobertober

Georgie went sober for October to help raise funds for Rich’s CRY Memorial Fund. The double sucker being she was in South Africa whilst doing it, aka wine country! To use her own words halfway through October “Okay so this has been sooooo much harder than I thought being surrounded by a big volunteer party […]


Great South Run October 2018

On the 21st October, 3 friends of Rich’s took part in the Great South Run. Ben and Chris, friends of Rich’s from school days and Charlotte, a college friend of Rich’s wife Hayley. Ben and Chris said they would do it “dressed in something suitably ridiculous, in honour of Richard’s great sense of humour, and […]


Local business groups supporting charities fabulous disco event at Wanstead Golf Club

It was Party Time  – 1980s style at Wanstead Golf Club as part of a planned initiative to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) charity. Supported by Wanstead Business Network (WBN) where all members with either a service or product to offer, enthusiastically gave of their time and products to ensure this […]


Jack Boulton Memorial Golf Trophy 2018

The Jack Boulton Memorial Trophy was played on 13th October 2018.  After heavy rain and high winds the day before it looked unlikely to happen but the weather changed for the better with 29 teams of 4 competing.  The winning team was made up of Teresa Gwyther, John Laver, Adam Coles and Kira Veal.  They […]


Golf Day in Memory of Harley Curtis Brandon

Mark Gibney along with 10 other friends and colleagues took part in a charity Golf Day in the summer, and they kindly donated the £100 raised on the day to Harley’s memorial fund. Thank you so very much to Mark, a colleague of Harley’s Grandad Doug, and the other participants for their support. Mark Gibney, […]


Olney Town Colts FC Screening Weekend

Olney Town Colts FC is based in North Bucks, and offers football to 360 local girls and boys in 26 teams, aged from 4yrs-18yrs old. We also have an adult team which is predominately comprised of ex-junior players with an average age of 24yrs old. Because of our strong association with youth and young adults […]


Elvis Extravaganza in Memory of Craig Burling

We held an Elvis Extravaganza at the Ritz in Hull on the 13th October 2018 for the Craig Burling memorial fund. The event was organised by my good friend Allison Laheney and was a sell out by July; We had 9 Elvis’ from around the country who gave up their time free of charge. The […]


#CRY4TOM Bodmin College Cake Bake

I have just banked £243.02 for the Thomas Demaine memorial fund which was raised by the staff and students of Bodmin College, Tom’s sixth form. The photo shows from left to right: Prof Andy and Dr Ann Demaine, Dr Martin Dixon (Vice Principal), Jayne Smith (Aspirations Coordinator and cake sale organiser), Sheryll Murray MP for […]


7th CRY Ball in memory of Adam Donnelly

On Saturday 22nd September 2018, the 7th CRY Ball in memory of Adam was held at the Mercure Brands Hatch hotel.  The evening started off with a 3 course dinner followed by a speech by Adam’s sister Sian telling people how their donations to the memorial fund have been spent – the fund is now […]


3rd Annual Quiz in Memory of Richard Merriman

We held our 3rd annual CRY quiz on Saturday 17th November in memory of our son Richard. It was Christmas themed, so we all wore something Christmassy! All 95 of us, family and friends, had a fabulous time. We had lots of fab raffle prizes, played heads or tails and our tables were like banquets. […]


Great East Running for Jordan

Four years ago our family was irrevocably broken when we suddenly lost my wonderful cousin, Jordan, when he was just 22 years old. No family should ever have to experience this terrible tragedy, a young life cut far too short. I wanted to do something to help prevent other families from suffering the way my […]


Sixth Annual Cricket Match in Memory of Tom Hardman and Trevor Jones

Tommy’s Lemons v Eggers Eleven This was the sixth annual cricket match arranged by The Heywood CC Patio Supporters and family/friends in memory of Tom Hardman and Trevor Jones. The event took place on August 26th at Heywood CC in front of a sizeable crowd who came out to show their love and support for […]


Birthday Donations in Memory of Danielle Rowe

On November 3rd 2018 a party was held to celebrate the 70th birthday of my Dad, Peter Starling who is Danielle’s Grandad. He asked for donations to the charity instead of presents and in total £1200 was raised for CRY. Thank you to all the generous people who donated. Caron Coates


Football Fundraiser in Memory of Steve Tanner

On Saturday we held a football game in the name of our dear friend, Steve Tanner. Steve sadly lost his life to a cardiac arrest 14 years ago and we as a group of friends like to hold a yearly event to keep his name going strong and raise money for CRY; The world lost […]


Rowing Half Marathon in Memory of Tom Bovington

I managed my half marathon row on the indoor rower in 1 hr 26 mins 46 seconds which I am really chuffed with. The chap I was up against, Dan, did his run in 1 hr 32 mins, a personal best for him. I hadn’t rowed past 10km before today so I was glad I […]


Richard Brember Memorial Rugby match at Farnham RUFC

After a promising start to the weekend, weather-wise, the day itself started badly with rain approaching biblical proportions all morning, but no-one was going to let that stop them – Oh No! Arriving first were about 75 players from the 4 clubs (Havant RFC, Warwick University RFC, Bracknell RFC and Farnham RUFC) of which Rich […]


Junior Great North Run in Memory of Joseph Leyland

Joe’s second cousin Robbie Joe ran the Junior Great North Run in September 2018 to raise money for CRY. After months of hard work and training, he finished the race to receive his medal. Overall, Robbie Joe raised a wonderful £752! Charlotte Leyland


Mud Run in Memory of Joseph Leyland

Staff from Staffordshire Police took part in a mud run in September to raise money in memory of Joe. Everyone who took part thoroughly enjoyed the day, getting extremely muddy but raising money for a great cause. They raised an amazing £550. Charlotte Leyland


Sponsored Head Shave in Memory of Joseph Leyland

Joe’s best friend Luke had been growing his hair for the last 18 months, so that it was long enough to shave off. His hair was eventually long enough in July to shave off and through sponsors, he managed to raise £636.25. Charlotte Leyland


Curry Event at Passage to India in Memory of Ryan Tilley

The curry event at the Passage to India restaurant in Anstey Leicestershire was organised by myself and Ryan’s Dad David to celebrate and remember Ryan on the day before what would have been Ryan’s 29th birthday. We also raised £800. Suna Tilley


Leicester Half Marathon in Memory of Ryan Tilley

Tom who was Ryan Tilley’s football team mate successfully completed Leicester’s Half Marathon on 14th October 2018, and raised £310 for Ryan’s memorial fund. Suna Tilley


Cricket Memorial Day in Memory of Ryan Tilley

  Tom Hunter and Sam Hickinbottom organised a Cricket Memorial Day on 27/10/18 in memory of Ryan Tilley and raised £7204. Read their stories below. I met Ryan at the age of 10 years old when he strolled into our cricket club to ‘give it a go’. Probably pushed into it in the school playground […]


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