In the Media
Family of keen cyclist Alexander Jones to raise money for cardiac screenings.
His family has raised a staggering £8,500 so far. In the hope to fund a CRY screening day for 100 young people aged 13-35 in North Wales. For every 300 people tested by CRY, one will be identified with a potentially life-threatening condition.
CRY CEO Steven Cox joined Peter Gordon on Radio BBC Surrey
Dr Steven Cox joins Peter Gordon on BBC Radio Surrey to talk about the importance of screening young people, and CRY’s new screening centre in Leatherhead.
The harrowing all to familiar scenes of Christian Eriksen
The harrowing scenes of Denmark’s midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsing during the Euro’s match against Finland sent shockwaves through living rooms across the world. Debbie Dixon, who’s son Aaron collapsed, aged 23 watched these all to familiar devastating scenes.
CRY Patron Clive Clarke hopes cardiac arrest of Christian Eriksen can help raise awareness
Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest must never be forgotten if sport wants to save lives, according to Clive Clarke. Midfielder Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 game with Finland on Saturday and needed to be resuscitated on the pitch. Former Stoke defender Clarke suffered his own cardiac arrest during half-time while playing on loan for Leicester at Nottingham Forest in August 2007. Read the full article online here.
Danielle’s heartbreak after death of fiancée Andy, 31, powers CRY campaigns and fundraising.
Danielle’s fiancée Andy Key collapsed at their Longridge home on January 15. The much loved partner, dad, son and brother, died of a hidden heart condition. The couple had been together 11 years and had been teenage sweethearts. Their son Arlo was born two years ago and they were looking forward to marrying in August after their wedding, booked for last year, had to be postponed due to the pandemic. Danielle, 29, recalled “There was absolutely no warning. In the 11 years I’ve known him he had one day off sick. He was never poorly either. Even when I had coronavirus in June he didn’t catch it off me. He wasn’t an ill person. He was just a wonderful partner,...
Miles for Murg Team to Take on 24 Peak Challenge for CRY in September 2021
Charity Today, 9th February 2021 The Miles for Murg team is a group of 7 childhood friends who have come together to raise funds and awareness for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) in memory of their friend James Murgatroyd. Five years ago, James passed away due to an undiagnosed heart condition at only 27 years of age. By taking on this challenge, his friends hope to raise awareness and prevent other families and friends from suffering the loss of loved ones. “For us, as a family, it’s all about raising awareness and highlighting the importance of screening among young people – we want to make a difference and help prevent other families going through what we have,” said Rose...
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.