Heart Screening set to take place in East Sutherland in October in memory of Hamish Ross

Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) is offering 200 young people aged 14 to 35 the chance to be tested at Golspie High School on Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2.

The £12,000 overall costs of holding the screening sessions – with 100 slots available each day – is being met by a memorial fundraiser set up through CRY by Donald and June Ross of Acheilidh, Rogart.

The couple sadly lost their teenage son Hamish, a Golspie High School pupil, suddenly in July 2019. Hamish, a rising star in the karting world, had an undiagnosed heart condition.

At least 12 young people die every week in the UK of undiagnosed heart conditions, according to CRY.

Mrs Ross said “With it been the first screening, it is going to be quite emotional but I am so glad to see it happen. It is something tangible that people who contributed to the fundraiser, can see. Being screened will give young people peace of mind.”

She appealed to anyone unable to keep their appointment to cancel it through CRY in advance. Each no-show will cost the fund £60.

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