Looking Back at 25: How the pioneering postcard project gave the stamp of approval to CRY’s campaign for change
First launched in 2004 (then revived almost five years later) CRY’s iconic postcard campaign marked a turning point in the evolution of the charity. The initiative helped take CRY from a reactive organisation with raising
Former international opera star Kathryn Harries first had the idea for a walk in 2006, the year she became a CRY Patron. Then, on 7th July 2007, she completed a 32-mile walk along the Thames
The personal loss from a young sudden cardiac death is engraved on the heart of every parent, sibling, partner or friend forever. To be confronted with a vicious pandemic that engulfs every nation is terrifying, and most of all affects those that have already suffered the sudden loss of a fit and healthy young person.
After founding CRY in 1995, Alison Cox MBE became increasingly aware of the kind of support that was needed for families who had lost someone to young sudden cardiac death. This included both an explanation
There won’t be many – if any! – CRY supporters and stakeholders who aren’t already familiar with our Consultant Cardiologist, Professor Sanjay Sharma. Not only has Prof Sharma been an integral part of the fabric
Have you ever wondered why a teddy in a t-shirt sometimes pops up on CRY’s posters or turns up at events? Why would one of CRY’s furry friends be pictured on a flyer, helping to
New paper in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology provides expert guidance for ‘safe exercise’ in the COVID-era & how to prepare for a return to sport.
The new publication, supported by CRY’s research programme, highlights myriad issues and questions including; specific advice for Marathon runners
The annual Parliamentary Reception has become a popular and important feature of CRY’s calendar; a platform where projects have been unveiled, new resources introduced, and campaigns launched – as well as the opportunity for some
CRY Founder Alison Cox MBE first had the idea to offer cardiac screening to young people in 1993. Alison discussed this with Professor William McKenna, and with the help of the Lawn Tennis Association, CRY held its first ever screening event in 1993.
In the fourth part of our “Looking Back at 25” series to mark CRY’s 25th anniversary, we look at how CRY’s first volunteers helped get the charity underway and the impact they have had over the years.
In the third part of our “Looking Back at 25” series to mark CRY’s 25th anniversary, we look at when young sudden cardiac death (YSCD) started receiving more press coverage in the early 1990s, and how awareness of CRY and YSCD has grown.
This is the first part of CRY’s “Looking Back at 25” series. As we mark our 25th year anniversary, these articles will remember key parts of CRY’s history, and look at how the charity has
Issue 80 of the CRY Update magazine covers all news, events and fundraising from September to December 2019. This issue includes features on plenty of key events, including the latest CRY Conference, the CRY Great Cake Bake, and the 10th CRY Durham Walk, along with major developments such as the funding CRY received from the Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grant.
We have complied information on resources for our CRY families and supporters during the UK’s lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These include support resources for those affected by a Young Sudden Cardiac Death of someone aged 35 or under, support resources for young people who have been diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening inherited or congenital cardiac condition, and ideas for raising awareness for all ages.
Can I exercise during this pandemic? Yes. There is evidence that moderate exercise performed for 20-30 minutes 3-4 times per week strengthens the immune system and reduces the risk of viral infection. Scientific studies have
I have a heart condition. Am I at more risk of getting COVID-19 than somebody who doesn’t have a heart condition? No – the infection can be caught by anyone. However, people with underlying heart
Dear CRY members and supporters We hope you are remaining positive and embracing the significant changes ahead of us all during these difficult times associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Many of our supporters are
CRY scores a century with Hampshire cricket foundation as they team up to screen 100 young people a day
In the run up to Heart Month 2020, Hampshire Cricket Foundation [the aligned charity to Hampshire Cricket and the Ageas Bowl] came together with CRY to deliver free cardiac screening sessions for members of the