Sir Hugo Swire backs CRY
Sidmouth Herald, 13th December 2018
Following the annual parliamentary reception in November, Sir Hugo Swire was one of the 130 MPs who have pledged to back Cardiac Risk in the Young's (CRY) national strategy for the prevention of young sudden cardiac death.
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.
Over £300 raised by South Ribble Concert Band
Lancashire Post, 7th December 2018
South Ribble Concert Band played a Christmas concert at Leyland and Farington Social Club raising £345 to support screenings done by Cardiac Risk in the Young.
Over 100 young people screened in Cambridgeshire
Cambs Times, 6th December 2018
A local charity raised the funds needed for a screening to take place at Whittlesey Masonic Centre on 30th November. 106 young people were screened, and they have booked in the next screening date for 2019.
£590 raised in Jack Atkinson’s memory
Clacton Gazette, 5th December 2018
Jack's family organised an event at Charnallies restaurant in Clacton to help raise awareness of young sudden cardiac death, and the support Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) offer. They managed to raise £590.
Debbie Dixon receives Citizen of the Month Award for fundraising efforts
Northwich Guardian, 6th December 2018
After losing her son, Aaron, in 2013 Debbie Dixon has dedicated herself to fundraising in his memory to support the screening program at Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). So far Aaron Dixon's Memorial Fund has helped screen 2,500 young people at 25 events.
Bereaved mum’s trip to Parliament to raise awareness
Derbyshire Times, 5th December 2018
Mrs Ward, who tragically lost her son Neil in 1992, attended an event in the House of Commons as a representative of CRY in the hopes to raise the profile of this issue and help get a national strategy put in place to help prevent young sudden cardiac deaths.
Over 300 mourners attend funeral of popular barber
Stoke on Trent Live, 4th December 2018
Danny Knight, a barber from Stoke on Trent, had over 300 mourners attend his funeral where a collection box was put out to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).
Family of Adam Lewis lobbying parliament
Warrington Guardian, 29th November 2018
Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) invited Kim and Peter Lewis, who lost their son Adam in 2014, to speak to Parliament in the hopes that MPs would sign a pledge to support a national strategy for the prevention of young sudden cardiac deaths. They are asking for any families to come forward if they have been affected or anyone else who has a story to share about the testing process.
Hilary Edwards’ campaign for CRY
This is the West Country, 22nd November 2018
Hilary Edwards started fundraising for CRY when her 28 year old son, Gary, died suddenly in 2015. Her aim is to raise awareness and funds so that other young people can be screened to help prevent young sudden cardiac deaths.
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 been set up by the club in his memory.
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.
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.
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 memory of their daughter Claire Reed, who passed away suddenly in 2013.
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.)