In the Media
Young sudden cardiac deaths remain a hidden killer
You Magazine, 3rd March 2019 At least 620 young people aged 35 or under die in the UK every year as a result of an undiagnosed heart condition. Screenings are an important measure in saving these lives and preventing these tragic deaths. Read more.
Varsity rugby match in memory of Ian Williams
BBC Sport, 6th December 2018 After being contacted by Cardiac Risk in the Young, the Williams family have been campaigning for more screening to be done in rugby union. The Ian Williams Foundation, founded by his sister Helen, are using the varsity matches to try and raise awareness of young sudden cardiac death. Read more
Brentford FC Rainbow Laces Event
Sky Sports, 27th November 2018 Players from Brentford FC showed their support for Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign at an event on Monday night, whilst also remembering Brentford FC’s Technical Director Rob Rowan who passed away on the 12th of November at age 28. A fundraiser for the charity Cardiac Risk In The Young has recently been set up by the club in his memory. Read more
Memorial Fund Set Up for 14 Year Old James Hick
Examiner Live, 25th November 2018 A Memorial Fund has been set up in memory of James Hick, a 14 year old boy from Mirfield who tragically collapsed and passed away on his way to school from an undiagnosed heart condition. Read more
New Minister for Sport in Favour of Systematic Screening
Politics Home, 26th November 2018 Speaking at Cardiac Risk in the Young’s annual Parliamentary Reception, Mims Davies MP spoke of her support for CRY and her intentions of pushing for systematic screening at the next review of the National Screening Committee. Read more
Botley Market Hall Cake Sale for CRY
Eastleigh News, 22nd November 2018 There will be an array of home baked goods being sold at Botley Market hall on the 23rd of November from 2pm to 4:30pm to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young. The event is being organised by Graham and Anne Hunter, who have raised over £60,000 for CRY in memory of their daughter Claire Reed, who passed away suddenly in 2013. 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.