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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 […]


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 […]


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


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


‘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


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


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


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


£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


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


The sudden death gene – scientists find exact strand of DNA that causes some to drop down dead – raising hopes of new test

The Sun – 11th March 2017 A genetic breakthrough offers new hope of beating the hidden condition that causes heart failure in athletes such as footballer Fabrice Muamba. Read more


‘I found my son dead in bed’ Mum’s horror at finding healthy ‘happy-go-lucky’ son, 14, dead three days before Christmas after he died from sudden cardiac arrest in his sleep

The Sun – 6th January 2017  A heartbroken mum has warned parents of the danger of sudden cardiac arrest after discovering her 14-year-old boy dead in his bed. Read more


Hidden heart conditions kill 12 young people every week

NetDoctor – 28th February 2017 Every week in the UK, around 12 young people die suddenly from a previously undiagnosed heart condition. And the majority experience no prior symptoms. Read more


Ground-breaking research sheds light on accuracy, cost-efficiency of routine cardiac screening in athletes

news-medical.net – 23rd February 2017 A ground-breaking paper published simultaneously in two leading international heart journals [20 February 2017] casts fresh light on the current debate relating to the accuracy and cost-efficiency of the ECG as a screening tool to identify athletes with potential life threatening heart conditions – also showing promise for the future […]


Jason Manford paid £600 for a meet and greet with HIMSELF so he could grab an early night

The Sun – 6th December 2016 Exhausted Jason Manford outbid fans in a charity auction to win a meet and greet with him – because he needed his bed. Read more


Cardiac Screening; Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late…

The Huffington Post – 13th February 2017 Recently, (Wednesday 1 February, 2016 – the start of the annual awareness campaign, Heart Month) the British Heart Foundation issued a statement suggesting “around 620,000 people in the UK are carrying a faulty gene that puts them at high risk of developing coronary heart disease or sudden death.” […]


New study shows cardiac screening is cost-effective and must be offered to all young people

News Medical – 6th December 2016 The Government has “got it wrong” when it comes to listening to the recommendations of its National Screening Committee regarding the implementation of a UK cardiac screening programme for your young people. Read more


Heart checks: Who should be tested?

BBC News – 1st February 2017 Each week in the UK, about 12 seemingly healthy people aged 35 or under are victims of sudden cardiac death, largely due to undiagnosed heart conditions. Read more


Rates of young people dying from cardiac arrest 12x higher than official statistics

PoliticsHome – 2nd February 2017 PoliticsHome speaks to Cardiac Risk in the Young’s CEO, Dr Steven Cox, about why sudden death syndrome in the young is not the ‘tiny issue’ the National Screening Committee has made it out to be. Read more


Free health MOT for first time Virgin Money London Marathon runners over 40

virgin.com – 26th October 2016 The Virgin Money London Marathon’s medical director is looking for first time marathon runners over the age of 40 to participate in a heart and knee research study. Read more


Father spends four years and £15,000 building a ‘dream’ tribute to his beloved Tottenham Hotspur

Daily Mail – 22nd October 2016 …Last year devoted father Chris Embling took home the top prize after he spent thousands on building a games room in tribute to his dead son Rory, who was struck down by sudden arrhythmic death syndrome. Read more


Screening toddlers for heart disease

Boots WebMD – 27th October 2016 New research involving more than 10,000 children in England says a heel prick blood test (known as a heel-stick test) on 1 to 2 year-olds can identify those with an inherited condition which can lead to an early heart attack. Read more


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