Event Write Ups

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Charity BBQ and raffle in loving memory of Stephen James Ridgley

On Saturday 18th May 2018 to celebrate what would have been Steve’s 32nd birthday weekend we gathered our friends and family together and held a BBQ and did a raffle to raise further funds for CRY. It was a very successful event which was completely overwhelming. Initially it was more about remembering Steve and celebrating […]


Charity Walk and football match in memory of Jonathan Hamilton

These are some photos from our walk and cheque presentation in memory of my son Jonathan Hamilton. Our walk was from Belfast to Carrick Fergus, approx 10 miles and also a charity football match held by Ballysillen Swift’s. Together we raised a total of £1717 in memory of Jonathan, who died aged 34 on the […]


Charity Match in memory of Charlie Holden

The charity match is now in its 3rd year and is part of a growing fundraising campaign. We lost Charlie Holden in January 2015 at the age of 15. Since this tragic loss we have had 3 lads versus dads matches (dads have won all 3!), a colour run, a social evening on Charlie’s 18th […]


Aquathon for the James McGowan Memorial Fund

This was the first Aquathon run at Charterhouse with a 200m swim followed by a 2.5 km run to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young, for the “James McGowan Memorial Fund”. It would have been great if more students had participated because those who did, loved it and want to do it again. […]


Bonzo Goes Biking

On 29th May 2018 a 104 mile bike ride in memory of Jack Boulton raised £330 for CRY. Kieran Squire


Tennis Tournament at Wokingham Tennis Club

On Sunday 10th June we held a Tournament to raise money for CRY. There was 16 of us and we played doubles with the same partner and had 2 winners. I had called in to your office a few days before and saw Rhianne, who gave me a fundraising resource box which was full of […]


Tateshall Lodge Charity Ball in memory of Rory Embling

These photos are of me (Anne) Chris and Francesca, and Helen and David Gaythorpe – Rory’s auntie and uncle at the Tateshall Lodge Charity Ball. The ball was organised by John Duncan, our neighbour. We had a wonderful 4 course meal and were royally entertained by brilliant singer and great CRY supporter Joseph O’Brien. The […]


Third screening event at Rory’s Return

These photos were taken at our 3rd screening event at Rory’s Return. First photo is of volunteers on the day with the amazing CRY team who, as always, were so professional and competent – it made our work easy! 2nd: Diane and Grace Blakeley with Rory’s sister Francesca who ran a tombola stall for us. […]


F2 Crew Dragon Boat Challenge

The Dragon Boat race went great with lots of fun, and we have raised over £700 so far with money still coming in! There were 12 teams in total on the day from various companies so we set up our Gazebo and made sure we had plenty of liquid refreshment (mainly alcohol) to keep our […]


Potters ‘Arf 2018 in memory of Jordan Burndred

We made it! After months of training and a few blips along the way we completed our first (and maybe our last) half marathon, The Potters ‘Arf, and we couldn’t have done it without the support and donations of our brilliant friends and family. Angela Hurst


Skydive in memory of Michael Land

The experience was just amazing and I am so pleased I plucked up the courage to take the plunge. £3,030 was raised in memory of Michael Land. Allen Haywood


Skydive in memory of Henry Knight-Willis

I lost my dad, Henry Knight-Willis, 49, suddenly last October to a heart condition. In celebration of what would have been his 50th birthday this June, I was keen to face my fears and do something big to raise money for a related cause. I chose to do a sponsored skydive in his memory on […]


Leicester Inflatable 5k in memory of Seth Woolley

Pictured is Team Seth at the inflatable 5k at Leicester on 2nd June. Liz, Katie and Ellie Ovenden & friend Lydia all ran to raise money for Cry. Remembering Seth Woolley who died suddenly on Dec 7 2018, aged 17. Seth who had known them all for many years would have loved watching them all, […]


Vitality London 10,000 2018

Thank you and congratulations to the 12 CRY runners who took part in the Vitality London 10,000 on Monday 28th May 2018! CRY Representative Jenny Boag, along with volunteers Wendy and Phil Harrington kindly offered to meet our runners before and after the race on behalf of CRY. This gave the runners a chance to […]


Yorkshire Women of Achievement

The Yorkshire Women of Achievement event took place at the Royal Armouries on Friday. Unfortunately I did not win my category (Courage) but the incredible woman that did win definitely deserved the award and also overall recognition as she won the overall Outstanding Woman of Achievement award too.  Her story was extremely sad and tragic, […]


Edinburgh Marathon Relay in memory of Andy Drysdale

In June last year we lost our friend and colleague Andy Drysdale at the age of just 49. A team of us ran the Edinburgh Marathon Relay in his memory on Sunday 27 May 2018 raising money for C-R-Y. Andy’s All-stars all had different running abilities and trained hard for the big day.  Sadly one […]


Warwick Martel raised £2,600 through 2017 in memory of Ben Smith

The Directors and Staff at Warwick Martel based in Romsey undertake Charity fund raising events throughout the Year.  Director Patrick-Warwick-Smith’s son William was in the same year group as Ben at King Edwards VI School, Southampton. Being incredibly touched by the loss of Ben, Warwick Martel have kindly donated the proceeds they have raised throughout […]


Stagecoach Eastleigh raises £1,350 at their summer performance

The Staff, Pupils, Family & Friends of The Stagecoach Performing Arts Schools of Eastleigh and Southampton dedicated their Summer 2017 Performances in memory of their dear friend Ben Smith.  Ben had been a well-liked and respected student of the school for 9 years and had made an impression on many of the students young and […]


Right Royal Cake Sale in memory of Freya Cox

Well done to everyone at our Nottingham facility who baked and brought cakes to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young and Jerry Green Dog Rescue. Their Right Royal Cake Sale last Friday in celebration of the Royal Wedding raised a fantastic £300 across the day! That’s a hell of a lot of cake! […]


Fundraising in memory of Ben Smith

Donations in Ben’s memory have been collected by King Edwards School, Southampton, where Ben attended as a pupil. This was kindly collected at the end of the School Annual Carol Service, held at Romsey Abbey on the Monday 11th December 2017. The service is an annual event held at Romsey Abbey by the School attended […]


Seaside Walk

The weather was kind to us and we had around 50 walkers in total – not bad for our first Seaside Walk! We have raised around £1,500 for CRY. Read more David Jewell


Harry’s Abseil

Harry’s abseil on Sunday was amazing. Harry abseiled twice! Everyone had a great day and it looks as though £2000 was raised to split between Harry’s two charities Lisa Steel


Bristol 10K in memory of Freya Cox

We did it! Under the blistering Bristol sun, we all managed to complete the Great Run Bristol 10K in under an hour and a half. We couldn’t have done this run without all the support of friends and families, who helped cheer us on from the sidelines and who have also donated to CRY. Collectively, […]


3rd Annual University Challenge at Rory’s Return

The first photo shows Chris, Rory’s dad, with the organisers of the evening; Quizmaster, John Duncan with his able assistants, wife Kathryn and daughter Ellanna, who all worked so incredibly hard in organising the event and conducting proceedings on the night. The second photo shows unbeatable team, Simple Minds, who were victorious for the 3rd […]


Simply Health Great Manchester Run Half Marathon and 10K for CRY

Manchester Heart Centre Sprinters ran the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run and 10K 2018 for CRY. Mrs Emma Watson  


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