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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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Deeping Summer Ball in memory of Lucy Adena Jessop

The Deepings Summer Ball took place on the 30th June 2018. During the evening we raised £4005 for the Lucy Adena Jessop Memorial Fund with CRY. The money raised will go towards a screening day in the Deepings area in Lucy’s name. T.A. Jessop-Thompson


Fundraising Target SMASHED and New Triathlon PB

My story On the 26th August 2008, my fiancée Michelle lost her brother (Nolan) when his heart suddenly stopped beating. Nolan would be celebrating his 40th birthday on the 14th August 2018. So on Sunday 5th August, I competed in the ‘AJ Bell London Triathlon 2018’ at the Royal Victoria Dock at ExCel. The event […]


Jack’s Day2018

The annual Jack’s Day was held on 26th May with thunder and lightning lurking in the distance ……. but luckily didn’t reach us.  Saltford AFC played against KCCFC with the usual passion with Saltford AFC winning the match 2 goals to 1. There was a raffle and a Barbeque and altogether £1,560 was raised for […]


Bosphorus Strait in memory of Freya Cox

On Sunday 22 July I swam 6.5km from Asia to Europe across the Bosphorus Strait in memory of my 19 year old Goddaughter, Freya Cox, who died suddenly and tragically in December.  I was fundraising for two charities, one of them being CRY, and have so far raised more than £22,000. In 1996 I was […]


BBQ and fundraising to celebrate NHS 70th birthday

The staff from the Estates and Facilities team at County Hospital Stafford were tasked with doing something to celebrate the NHS 70th birthday on the 5th July. My son attended a CRY screening at Leek Cricket Club and was thankfully given a full bill of health so I decided to hold a BBQ at work […]


Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 and 100 2018

Thank you and a massive congratulations to the 66 cyclists who braved the wet and windy weather on Sunday 29th July, taking on what is known as the world’s greatest festival of cycling; the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey. 51 cyclists took part in the 100-mile event and 15 cyclists took part in the 46-mile event. Around 25,000 […]


Horsforth lads boxing event raises £700 for CRY screenings

What started as banter in a Sixth Form Common Room recently led to two amateur boxing bouts between four young men from Horsforth and Cookridge raising  £ 700 for CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), a charity which funds heart screening for young people aged between 14 and 35 and campaigns for a free, nationwide […]


Thames 10K in memory of Stephen Ridgley

On Sunday 24th June it was a case of “Mission Accomplished” for long time friends and running buddies, Sue Lavers and Liz Folley. The two have been running together for some years and have two Thames 10k races under their belts. For this third attempt Sue and Liz had decided to raise funds for the […]


Bob Vincent’s London2Brighton Challenge

In March 2017 my world collapsed when I lost my soulmate, Stephen Ridgley, suddenly to Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome. Since Steve passed away I have had immense support from Bob Vincent and his lovely wife Jacqui. They have both supported me in so many ways, from helping me with the funeral to coming to my […]


St George’s School presentation and sponsored swim

I went into St George’s School and gave a presentation about Gary (Edwards) and explained that he was a former pupil at the school. Mrs Rolf, teacher, and the children in class 5 listened, and told me that they would like to fundraise in Gary’s memory, to contribute towards having a local screening session. The […]


Ben Nevis climb in memory of Ashley Goodwin

On Sunday June 10th, Rob set off walking in memory of our wonderful and dearly loved nephew Ashley. After 4 hours he eventually reached his destination, the summit of Ben Nevis. On the way down from the summit he was approached by a couple of walkers who had noticed his CRY t-shirt. They asked whether […]


Meditation Evening held in memory of Rory Embling

These photographs was taken at our meditation evening held with the ladies of The Sacred Moon Well Being Centre at which we raised £84.00 for Rory’s Foundation at CRY.


Lands End to John O Groates in memory of Charlie Craig

On 24th June I completed Lands End to John O Groates – 874 miles in 9 days and what an adventure! Even better, I have exceeded my just-giving target! Here are a couple of photos, looking very nervous on day 1 and very happy on day 9.


Richmond FC Cycle to Amsterdam

With borrowed bikes and patched up kit, a group of 10 cycling novices from Richmond Rugby Club (RFC) embarked on a 300 mile trip from London to Amsterdam. The challenge was in aid of two charities that are close to home, one of which being C-R-Y. The hope was to raise as much awareness and […]


An-Cottan Childcare Centre annual Toddle raises £1191.50 for CRY

An-Cottan childcare centre recently took part in their annual sponsored toddle. This year they had over 80 children, families and staff all toddling round the grounds, with plenty sunshine and not a spot of rain in sight! The fantastic amount of £2383.00 was raised with half of it, £1191.50, going to the Andrew Macleod Memorial […]


CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk 2018

There are 12 young sudden cardiac deaths in the UK every week. It’s why the number 12 is such an important figure to CRY and everyone who supports us. And as CRY staff, volunteers and 1,375 walkers gathered together in London on June 24th, we held our 12th annual CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk. […]


Staunton Harold Triathlon

CRY is a charity that we as a family have supported for a few months now following both Matt and my daughter having been screened at an event at Derby University in memory of Sam Wright. I admired Sam’s mum who was at the screening day, in the face of losing her son was passionate […]


Moulton Adventure Group take on Welsh 3000 challenge

Moulton Adventure Group team took on the Welsh 3000 15 peaks in 24 hour challenge. We completed it in 21 hours 32 mins. It was the hardest yet best thing any of us have ever done. Through great team work and determination we smashed it! Great team achievement by an amazing team. Sarah Comboy  


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 […]


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