In the Media
Schoolboy Harry Steel raises thousands for charity after double family tragedy
ITV News, 5th December 2017 Since losing his Father and Uncle both in 2015, eleven year old harry Steel has been fundraising and raising awareness of CRY and Maggie’s. Harry’s fundraising efforts have seen him organising sponsored walks, sitting in a baked bean pool, sweet stalls and most recently the CRY Great Cake Bake. Harry says his friends and family helped to get him through the dark times, and now he wants to try and help other people too. Read more
Raising awareness after Brugada diagnosis
Mirror, 26th November 2017 Sally Openshaw is fundraising for CRY after being diagnosed with Brugada syndrome, with a view to make sure all young people can be tested for potentially life threatening heart conditions. Sally wants to raise awareness of these hidden conditions, and the charity CRY. Read more
Montana Brown addresses MPs at the CRY Parliamentary Reception
Daily Mail. 22 November 2017 Montana Brown lost her friend, Harry Faulker in 2013 when they were both just seventeen. Last night at the House of Commons, she spoke to MPs about the profound impact it had on her life and her struggle to come to terms with the sudden loss of Harry. The new campaign #CRY4Friends highlights the grief felt by young people when they experience the death of a friend and is encouraging them to share memories and talk openly about feeling surrounding the loss of a friend. Montana said, “a charity like CRY could have helped me so much in my teens”. Read more
How do you cope with the death of a friend at a young age?
Mail on Sunday (You magazine) – 12th November 2017 Jessica Spokes lost her best friend Jemima Wilson to SADS in July 2016. She talks about the impact of Jemima’s loss and how it has changed her outlook on life. Read more
Lioness diagnosed with heart condition after CRY screening
thefa.com – 11th September 2017 England Lioness Jade Moore was diagnosed with two holes in the heart after a routine cardiac screening when she was 16. Without this diagnosis and subsequent surgery she was told she could have been dead by the age of 40. Read more
Bereaved Wiltshire mum has daughter’s precious texts saved
Daily Mail – 30th July 2017 A grieving mum can see her tragic daughter’s last messages from beyond the grave after a successful repair to her mobile phone. Read more
This document offers advice to CRY fundraisers/supporters about dealing with the media in a number of standard scenarios.
This pack contains two template releases, advice on setting up a photo call and writing a photo call notice that you can use to inform your contact with local and national media.