Legislation will help to fight coronary disease

Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) is a national charity raising awareness of potentially-genetic cardiac abnormalities in young people.

The charity also offers bereavement support and promotes and subsidises screening for those at risk.

Surprisingly, the high-risk group includes athletes, illustrated by the deaths of 25-year-old David Longhurst, a York City footballer who died during a televised match, and 22-year-old Adrian Hawkins, a cyclist shortlisted for the Barcelona Olympic squad. He died just after winning a major race.

The charity