CRY is a cause that is very personal to me and my family as my brother-in-law Robert Palmer died in his sleep last October, at just 30 years of age. He was fit and active, lived life to the full and never had any serious medical issues. The post-mortem was inconclusive as was the enquiry into his death. They put it down to natural causes associated with his heart.
We raised money on the evening by playing heads or tails. People were asked to stand up and choose whether to be heads or tails. If heads, you put your hands on your head, and if tails, you put your hands on your tails. A coin was then flipped, and whoever chose correctly remained standing, and got to play again. Those who chose incorrectly sat down and played no further part. We then repeated this exercise until just one person was left standing and declared the winner. Every participant was asked to put a nice crisp bank note – the larger the better – into the envelope on their table, and during dinner these were collected and the money counted. £100.00 was handed over to the winner, with the balance going directly to the charity.
Everyone was really supportive and interested in CRY and we raised a total of £1,025.00.