200 Young People Tested at Bridlington’s Heart Screening Event
Bridlington Free Express, 14th August 2019
Two hundred young people were tested in Bridlington by the Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) mobile screening facility on August 6th and 7th in the town's second screening event. The first day of the event was funded by Fraisthorpe Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund and the Two Ridings Community Foundation, while the second was funded by the Tesco Bags of help scheme, Tracey Alderslade and family and a fundraising match at Bridlington Town Football Club organised by Gavin Kelly and Pete Smurthwaite.
According to Gail Slater of the team behind the project, "It went really well. We had two hundred people that were screened over the two days and we had all the appointments filled."
The next Bridlington Heart Screening Days are to be the 7th and 8th of April 2020 and will be funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. Gail added: "We still have a good amount of money left from the football match which will fund future screening days once the lottery funded days have taken place."
Rugby players screened in memory of Ben Forsyth
East Lothian Courier, 10th August 2019
Ben Forsyth wasn't a rugby player at Musselburgh Rugby Club but had friends there. Thanks to the fundraising efforts of Ben's family the players have had the opportunity to take part in the free heart screening held at Musselburgh East Community Learning Centre organised by Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).
Call for young football players to have their hearts screened after death of Charlie Slocombe
Times Local News, 9th August 2019
26 year old Charlie Slocombe of Crowborough Athletic (and previously Tonbridge Angels) collapsed while playing a 5-a-side match and later died in hospital. In previous years triallist Junior Dian and Under-18 player Jack Maddams have both passed away from undiagnosed heart conditions.
Players, and Tonbridge Angels former chairman (Jack's father), Roger Maddams, urge young athletes to get their hearts screened.
Tonbridge Angels have been raising money, more than £35,000 since 2016, to hold heart screenings at its Longmead Stadium organised by Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). To date they have screened over 1,100 young athletes aged 14 to 35. The last screening they held was in January and they are £1,200 away from having enough funds to book the next one.
Stirling Albion Junior Academy screening players
Capital FM, 9th August 2019
80 academy members over 14 years old will be joining the Ben Forsyth Memorial Fund and Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) to have their hearts screened for heart defects.
Charity football match in memory of Brett Beasey-Webb
Luton Today, 7th August 2019
A football match in memory of Brett Beasey-Webb took place on 20th July sponsored by Crawley Green Football Club. Some memorabilia and ticket donations were generously arranged by John Buttle from Luton Town Football Club as Brett was an avid Hatters supporter. The entrance fees, and a barbecue and raffle made the amount raised up to £2,000 to be donated to Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).
Ruby wedding anniversary raises £2,000 for CRY
Sidmouth Herald, 6th August 2019
Denise and Trevor Fudge held a private 40th anniversary party at their pub, The Anchor Inn, in Sidmouth. They asked for donations instead of presents, and they charged a small amount for drinks. All the money raised on the day was donated to Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) in memory of Jonathan Hayman to go towards a heart screening for young people aged 14-35.
Thousands raised in memory of Adam Knapp
News Shopper, 5th August 2019
Jessica Knapp lost her husband, Adam, to an undiagnosed heart condition last year. Since then Jessica has been fundraising and campaigning for Cardiac Risk In The Young (CRY) to raise awareness of these conditions.
On Saturday 3rd August Jessica, along with her supportive brother, held a golf tournament at Birchwood Golf Club with more than 60 players taking part. They raised over £4,000 for CRY.
The golf tournament was just one of many fundraising events Jessica has held. She is also training to take on next years London Marathon in memory of Adam.
Archie Qualtrough receives Hero’s Handshake award
Horncastle News, 31st July 2019
Archie Qualtrough, aged 13, of Woodhall Spa Golf Club has been awarded the Hero's Handshake award by the the Young Golf Ambassadors for his charity fundraising efforts.
One of the charities Archie supports is Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) in memory of Derbyshire youngster Charlie Craig who died in his sleep.
Mike Goldrick Blinds is host to Heart screening
Rochdale Online, 30th July 2019
A free heart screening for 100 young people aged 14 to 35 run by Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) was held at Mike Goldrick Blinds in Heywood on Sunday 28th July.
As president of Heywood Rotary Club Mike nominated CRY as his chosen charity after a friend's son, Tom Hardman, died from a sudden cardiac death aged only 21.
Family fun day in memory of Ian Dickson
Gloucestershire Live, 30th July 2019
Tammy Dickson found Ian dead on the sofa in 2017 aged only 42 from sudden cardiac death.
In Ian's memory Tammy organised a family fun day at Longlevens Football Club on Saturday 27th July. The weather wasn't looking good but the local community came together for activities such as a barbecue, face painting, and a bouncy castle. Clops 11, a team of Ian's friends, played a football match on the day.
The fun day raised nearly £800 for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) who spread awareness to help minimise the risk of cardiac death.
Defibrillator Funded by CRY Supporters Saves Man’s Life
Wakefield Express, 26th July 2019
The device, installed at the A1 Football Factory in Pontefract in late April, was used to save a life only weeks later on the 14th of May when a man went into cardiac arrest in the changing rooms of the club.
"One evening a guy collapsed in the changing rooms, a bloke in his mid-60s," said Allen Haywood, a worker at the club. "The young lad on reception went down to the pitches and got one of the customers who came up and took over and used the defibrillator until the paramedics and the air ambulance got there. They saved his life. It was fantastic really that it was deployed and worked and helped save his life."
The installation of the device at the club was funded by Dale Skelton of Multifuel Energy through a fundraising campaign led by Ruth Cain and Alan Haywood for charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).
13 Year Old Junior Golfer and CRY Fundraiser is Awarded Hero’s Handshake
The Golf Business, 25th July 2019
Archie Qualtrough from Gough, Lincolnshire received the award from the Young Golf Ambassadors in recognition of his hard work in raising money for charity. Archie has raised over £5000 through participating in various golf challenges which include a 24-hour Golf marathon, a 100 Golf Holes in a Day challenge at Cavendish and New Mills Golf Clubs and a five-day 84-mile Coast to Coast Golfathon from Mayport Golf Club to Tynemouth Golf Club. He raised the money in memory of two Derbyshire youths who tragically passed away as teenagers, High Peak cycling champion Charlie Craig, and rugby player, Ben Stollery. The money raised in memory of Charlie, who died in his sleep, goes towards Cardiac Risk in Young (CRY) which screens young people between the ages of 14 and 35 for underlying heart conditions.
“I am surprised and delighted to have been given a Hero’s Handshake Award,” said Archie. “I feel honoured and very grateful to have been chosen because of my annual challenges in aid of charities are particularly important to me, and it has definitely inspired me to push myself even harder this year. I’m so happy to be able to help great causes through playing golf.I would like to thank England Golf and The Golf Foundation for their fantastic support and especially Young Ambassador Ali (Jodiyawalla) who took a day off work to travel all the way to surprise me with the presentation at my home club.”
Charity Ball to be Held In Memory of Father and Son
Evening Telegraph, 25th July 2019
Five years ago, Pete McAvoy passed away at 22 years old after suffering a cardiac arrest. Since his death, his father Peter Snr has campaigned for the detection of similar undiagnosed heart conditions. However, last year at the the age of 60, Peter Snr passed away. Now friends and family are preparing for their annual #4Pete Charity Ball, which is to be held for the 2nd time since Peter Snr's passing next month.
"Peter Snr died in August last year. He would have been 61 in October," said his wife, Anne. "It’s a really emotional time right now with the event coming up and this year it will be a double whammy with both of them gone. They are both in our hearts." She went on : "It was always Peter’s intention that the charity ball was not so much a fundraiser but more of an opportunity for everyone to come together, dress up and have a nice evening."
The money raised through the family's fundraising goes towards funding Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) heart screenings for young people between the ages of 14 - 35. In the last three years, their campaign has raised more than £60,000.
"The money that has been raised over the years pays for a cardiologist team with nurses to come up from London to run screenings," said Anne. "It costs nearly £10,000 for the two days of screenings."
BAE Systems Apprentices Receive CRY Heart Screenings
The Mail, 19th July 2019
BAE Systems Apprentices in Barrow received free heart screenings organised by Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) at the suggestion of David Hughes, whose 28 year old son, Daniel, passed away suddenly of an undiagnosed heart condition in 2015. This condition was later diagnosed as Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) and since his death, his parents have worked with CRY to provide heart screenings for young people between the ages of 14 and 35; screenings which can detect underlying heart conditions like the one which took Daniel's life.
"From my own personal experience, having lost my son at the age of 28 from an undiagnosed heart condition, I can’t stress enough the importance of attending if you have an appointment," said David. "It only takes 15 minutes to have the ECG and, if it picks an issue up, the CRY team is on hand to provide advice."
Of the 101 BAE Systems apprentices who signed up for the screening event, two were referred for further testing and one have been recommended to have another test in the future.
According to David: "These figures show just how important screening is, the two young people who have been referred had no idea they had a problem when they arrived for work yesterday morning. I hope this is the start of a regular series of testing that could potentially save a life."
Justin Madders MP Offers Support for CRY Campaign
About My Area, 18th July 2019
Justin Madder MP gave his support to Cardiac Risk in the Young's (CRY) campaign for a national strategy to combat young, sudden cardiac death (YSCD) at a recent parliamentary event. He stated:
"Every week, 12 apparently fit and healthy young (aged 35 and under) people in the UK die suddenly from an undiagnosed heart defect. In 80% of these cases, there will have been no signs or symptoms until it is too late. It is important that we establish a national strategy for the prevention of young sudden cardiac death and ensure the government acts to prevent the hundreds of deaths of young people each year from these undiagnosed cardiac conditions."