£18,000 raised for charities by Encore Personnel
The Spalding & South Holland Voice, 20th February 2019
Encore Personnel, a recruitment agency based in Spalding, has raised £18,000 for three charities for children and young people. The charities
were The Sick Children’s Trust, Cardiac Risk in the Young and CLIC Sargent (Cancer Charity for Children and Young People).
Read more here.
100 young people screened in Derby in memory of James Murgatroyd
Derbyshire Live, 12th February 2019
More than 100 young people in Derby have received heart screening with CRY thanks to the Murgatroyd Family. James Murgatroyd died in 2016 and since then his family and friends have raised over £25,000 in his memory through various fundraising events, including the JimJam gig held annually in Derby. The fundraiser will be happening this year, in October.
Read more here
BBC Radio Cumbria – David Hughes and Steven Cox
Reporter Neil Smith speaks with David Hughes about his son, Daniel Hughes and CRY screenings, followed by host Mike Zeller speaking with CRY Chief Executive Dr Steven Cox about the occurrence rate and symptoms of underlying heart conditions that cause sudden cardiac deaths.
Largest display of origami hearts for CRY and in memory of Molly McLaren
Kent Online, 10th February 2019
Students from the Universities at Medway are aiming to take the world record for the largest display of origami hearts. Counting started on the 9th February to see if the students hit their 50,000 target. The project involved various community groups across Kent and volunteers have been working for over 6 months to complete the challenge in memory of Molly McLaren
£215,000 raised and 1.204 young people screened in memory of Daniel Hughes
The Mail, 9th February 2019
David & Sue Hughes and their daughter, Kim have raised more than £215,000 for the Daniel Hughes Memorial Fund since the tragic death of Daniel in 2015.
David Hughes said of the screening fund: “Before Daniel’s death, we’d never heard of CRY. We had so many donations at Daniel’s funeral which we didn’t know what to do with. We discovered the charity CRY and set up a memorial fund with the intention of screening 100 of Daniel’s close friends. Unfortunately we were the unlucky ones and we want to try and do something to try and prevent this ever from happening again.”
Mum speaks of the moment her son was told he had a potentially fatal heart condition
Shropshire Live, 1st February 2019
Kerry Preece from Shrewsbury speaks about the moment that her son, Aron, was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW) while attending a free heart screening organised by Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).
Baptist church and Tonbridge team up for heart screening
Times Local News, 1st February 2019
Tonbridge Baptist Church has donated over £500 to Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) so that a free heart screening for young people aged 14-35 can take place at Tonbridge Angels’ Longmead Stadium.
Charity gig and auction in memory of Matt Gore
Leicester Mercury, 1st February 2019
Guitarist from Arcades, Matt Gore, died suddenly in April 2018. The band are holding a charity gig and auction in his memory. Proceeds will be donated to Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).
Beacon Academy cardiac screening in memory of Ryan Terry
Crowborough Life, 30th January 2019
On Saturday 12th January, Beacon Academy was the location of a free cardiac screening event for young people aged 14-35 put on by Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) . The screening was in memory of Ryan Terry who was a former student at the academy.
Colour run for CRY in March 2019
Edinburgh Live, 21st January 2019
'Colour Me Crazy', a colour run set up by a group of Edinburgh University students, is due to take place in Edinburgh this March to raise funds for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).
Tipping’s festive display raises thousands for charity
Lancashire Post, 24th January 2019
The Tipping's family, from Cottam, put on a festive display at their Valentines Meadow home raising £8,700 to be split between several charities. This includes the Jordan Grant Memorial Fund at Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).
Debbie Dixon Awarded Points of Light Award
Northwich Guardian, 14th January 2019
Debbie Dixon became the 1,097th British winner of the Points of Light Award for her exceptional voluntary service. Since her son Aaron's death, at age 23, Debbie has committed herself to raising over £210,000 so that Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) can run free screening days for young people aged 14 to 35.
A cycle from the Isle of Wight to the Isle of Lewis
Lancashire Post, 16th January 2019
On the 1st April, Michael Coleran will be cycling 900 miles from the Isle of Wight to the Isle of Lewis in memory of his brother Keith. The money raised will go into the Matthew Hesmondhalgh Memorial Fund at Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) to provide free heart screenings for young people aged 14 to 35.
Drumming event for CRY
Richmond & Twickenham Times, 8th January 2019
Colin Woolway has been fundraising for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) since his son, Silas, was diagnosed with a life threatening cardiac condition at the age of 17. Colin will be holding a drumming event on Thursday 24th January 2019 at Hideaway Club in Streatham to raise money for CRY's screening programme.
Charity Heart Ball at The City Pavilion
Romford Recorder, 7th January 2019
After her mum, Sumitra, suffered a cardiac arrest Mina Goyal was inspired to organise a Charity Heart Ball to raise money for the British Heart Foundation and Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). The ball will take place on Friday 1st February 2019.