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Family Fundraises for Potentially Life Saving Heart Screenings in Memory of Son Aaron Dixon

Northwich Guardian, 7th August 2015 Aaron Dixon passed away at only 23 years old due to an undiagnosed heart condition called arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. Since his tragic death in 2011, his family have worked hard to prevent other families from suffering the loss they have, fundraising for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) to […]

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12th March 2020

Sickleholme Golf Club adds to money raised for CRY

Buxton Advertiser, 12th December 2018 The Captain of Sickleholme Golf Club, Michael McVeigh, presented Headmaster Paul Dearden of Hope Valley College with a cheque for £1,650.50 for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). Read more


17th December 2018

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. Read more


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

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. Read more


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. Read more


11th December 2018

£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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read […]

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5th December 2018

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). Read more

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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 […]

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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. Read more

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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 […]


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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Wanstead tragedy spurs on support effort

Wanstead Village Directory, 13th November 2018 Following the sudden death of a young Wanstead boy, Carina Harris has teamed up with the Wanstead Business Network to host a 70s and 80s disco. All the money raised will be donated to Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) to support the free screening of young people. Read more


16th November 2018

Mims Davies Named as New Sports Minister

Sport Industry Group, 6th November 2018 Mims Davies has been appointed as the UK’s new Sports Minister following the resignation of Tracey Crouch. Mims Davies is the Conservative MP for Eastleigh and was elected in 2015; She has a keen interest in sport and completed the London Marathon in 2017 raising over £1000 for two charities […]

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7th November 2018

103 Young People Screened in Knutsford

The Knutsford Guardian, 6th November 2018 The Knutsford First Responders joined up with the Aaron Dixon Memorial Fund at CRY and screened 103 young people on Saturday 3rd of November 2018. Read more

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200 young people screened at Cardiff Met Uni

Cardiff Met News, 5th November 2018 Cardiac Risk in the Young screened 200 young people over 2 days at Cardiff Metropolitan University. A donation of £14,000 from the Former Mayor of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Councillor Doug Williams made these screenings possible. Among those screened were Welsh Netball Captain and Senior Lecturer at Cardiff Met, Suzy Drane […]


5th November 2018

1960’s Themed Fundraiser raises over £700

Littlehampton Gazette, 30th October 2018 Martin Quaife organised a 1960’s themed fundraiser featuring live performances from band 60+, a 60’s themed quiz, raffle prizes and a best themed costume competition. The event raised over £700 which will be split between three charities, including Cardiac Risk in the Young. Read more  


2nd November 2018

Wakefield Trinity Rugby League collection in memory of Rory Embling

These photos are of us at Wakefield Trinity Rugby League ground at which we were kindly allowed to do a bucket collection which raised £938.20 for Rory’s Foundation at CRY. We are so grateful for the help and support from our collecting team on the evening and to the generosity of the fans of both […]

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31st October 2018

Harry and Lisa Steel take part in the CRY Heart of Durham Walk

News Guardian, 19th October 2018 Lisa and Harry Steel joined over 250 other supporters at the CRY Heart of Durham Walk 2018. Lisa became involved with fundraising for CRY after the death of her brother in 2015. Her son, Harry Steel has been named Young Fundraiser of the Year for his efforts supporting CRY and […]

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22nd October 2018

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