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New Heart Scan Technique Could Enable Detection of ‘Sudden Death’ Risk


BBC News, 20th May 2019 According to University of Oxford researchers a new microscopic imaging technique can be used to spot the signs of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM); the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young people. This common condition affects 1 in 500 people in the UK and can prove fatal. Normally, the signs […]

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21st May 2019


Planet Radio – Phil Sweatman talks fundraising & marathons for CRY


CRY supporter Phil Sweatman talks to Simon Mayo on Scala Radio about taking part in the London Marathon and supporting CRY in memory of Ben Hammond. Phil was awarded ‘Captain Scala’, a segment on the show that acknowledges someones hard work, and lets everyone know about it. Listen here (starts 1:09:27)

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14th May 2019


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.

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4th March 2019


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

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14th December 2018


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 […]

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29th November 2018


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

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27th November 2018


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

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26th November 2018


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 […]

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23rd November 2018


Hilary Edwards’ Fundraising Efforts


Somerset County Gazette, 22nd November 2018 Hilary Edwards has so far raised £8000 for Cardiac Risk in the Young in memory of her son Gary, who tragically passed away whilst on a trip with friends in 2015, the likely cause of this determined as Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS.) Read more

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Should We Be Screening Runners?


NewStatesman, 7th November 2018 Dr Nishat Siddiqi examines the risk of Sudden Cardiac Death while participating in large running events, the effectiveness of screening runners to prevent SCD, CRY’s research and screening of young people and the work of St George’s senior lecturer Dr Aneil Malhotra. Read more

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8th November 2018


The Sun – Mali James-Mitchell


5th October 2018 Meinir James describes the tragic death of her 4-year-old daughter Mali to an undiagnosed heart condition and her subsequent fundraising for CRY. Read more

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8th October 2018


Metro – Charlotte Carney


6th September 2018 Charlotte Carney spoke to Metro about her successful heart transplant after being diagnosed with Restricted Cardiomyopathy following a CRY cardiac screening. Read more

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7th September 2018


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 […]

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6th December 2017


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  

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27th November 2017


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 […]

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23rd November 2017


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

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14th November 2017


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

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29th September 2017


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

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2nd August 2017


Heart health and cycling


Cycling World – 18th June 2017 Cycling World’s fitness editor David Bradford investigates whether years of endurance cycling can adversely affect the heart. Read more

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19th June 2017


‘My world is now broken’: Mum’s moving tribute to second teenage daughter who died from rare heart condition


The Mirror – 10th June 2017 A mother who lost her teenage daughter to a rare heart condition three years after it claimed the life of her sister says her “world is now broken”. Read more

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13th June 2017


Calls For More Screening After Former Premier League Footballer Drops Dead


Sputnik International – 6th June 2017 …Dr Steven Cox, Chief Executive of the British charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), said: “The risk of cardiac arrest is higher in the African and Afro-Caribbean population but we need more research to find out why that is.” Read more

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7th June 2017


Family’s tragedy as two teenage sisters die suddenly from same deadly genetic condition


The Mirror – 29th May 2017 A devastated family have revealed their heartbreak at losing two of their teenage daughters to the same devastating genetic disorder. Read more

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30th May 2017


Heartbreak for family of sudden death schoolgirl after her teenage sister dies of same genetic heart disorder which claimed sibling’s life three years ago


The Mail – 30th May 2017 The family of a schoolgirl who died from an undiagnosed heart condition has suffered a further tragedy after the sudden death of the teen’s younger sister. Read more

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£1,000 raised from nailathon


NAILS Magazine – 23rd May 2017 Lunula Nails and Beauty Studio celebrated their third anniversary by holding a 24-hour nailathon for CRY. Read more

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26th May 2017


Dental nurse, 24, died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome after ‘going to sleep and never waking up’


The Sun – 22nd May 2017 A vivacious young woman has been remembered as having “everything to live for” after she was struck down by Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. Read more

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22nd May 2017


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