Looking back at 2022...
We are so proud of everything CRY has achieved this year with the help of our supporters. Here is a look back at some of the past years events.
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In 2022 CRY screened a total of 25,541 young people
At 313 events across the UK
Bringing the total number of individuals screened since 1995 to 258,956!
Screening Events of 2022
International Medical Conference
The CRY international medical conference 2022 was a huge success with over 150 attendees.
The two day event creates an opportunity for all those involved in the care of athletes and young individuals, to gain up to date knowledge on the effects of athletic training and the diagnosis and management of individuals with inherited cardiac diseases.
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Two years later than originally planned, Sally and Louise reached their goal of cycling 450 km across Vietnam and Cambodia. Starting in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and finishing in Siem Reap, Cambodia at the ancient site of Angkor Wat. The pair raised £5,472 in memory of Sally’s sister Helen Luke who died suddenly of Arrhythmogenic
On the 26th November festive fun was had by all who attended an afternoon of traditional wreath crafting. Over the following weeks home made wreaths were sold in high demand and a total of £741.50, was raised in loving memory of my daughter Katie. All proceeds will go on to Katie’s memorial page for CRY. A
A total of 99 young people aged 14-35 received free cardiac screening from CRY at the Olympic Pavilion, Trailfinders, Ealing, on Sunday, November 13. Six people were referred for follow-up tests after the event, sponsored by Tom and Claire’s Fund. Ellen Clabburn said: “We’re very grateful to Trailfinders for once again playing host. We knew it
On 26/11/2022, an afternoon of music celebrated the life of David Hill. Three acts performed a combination of covers, medleys and original songs in the Loreburne Hall, Dumfries. The event opened with powerfully emotive words from David’s father, Rodger Hill who was supported on stage by family members Lesley Hill, Alex Service, Georgia Graham and Sharon
GOLD Previous Next In early September a plan was born. A plan to put together a dress party on Guy Fawkes night to honour our son, Clayton Olson. He loves a party, especially a Halloween fancy dress one. In a short few months, a small group of us managed to put together a historical event which included
On Sunday 9th October, after months of early morning training, blisters and tears, and together with my amazing friend Helen Vaites, who has been by my side since the day we lost Harry, we run the Royal Parks Half Marathon in Harrys memory. Being cheered on by the crowds was so encouraging, and never realised until
I met Simon’s mum Michaela in May 1995 when Simon was 5 years old. I was thai boxing at that time and Simon took an interest in this, he was a very energetic boy and loved putting on the gloves to spar with me as often as he could.Tragically, our lives were turned upside down in
Marion Hayman and her team of ladies, lead by Stephanie Preston, raised an amazing £682. at their cake bake/coffee morning on Friday 25th November. Stalls included cakes, bunting, reindeers, Christmas trees, raffle and so much more. The event was well-supported by the local community. The money raised will go to the Jonathan Hayman Memorial Fund.
As a group of friends we decided to take part in the Tough Mudder in Manchester on 23rd October to raise funds for C-R-Y in loving memory of our dear mate Rob Jones, who sadly passed away last year. Leading up to the Tough Mudder event in Manchester we should have all done a little more
On the evening of Thursday 13th October, East Grinstead Town Football Club were host, once again, to the 18th annual ‘Adam Dabell Memorial Cup and Trophy’ football match between Imberhorne and Sackville Sixth Forms – in celebration of the life of our son Adam and to raise voluntary contributions to the charity ‘CRY’ (Cardiac Risk in
On the afternoon of Friday 9th September, the Sutton Valence School community came together for their annual Sponsored Walk. Despite the less-than-promising weather forecast, the event proved to be a great success. £4,170 was raised for the CRY Charity – a worthy cause chosen following the tragic death of Clayton Olson (2022 H) in April. The
In honor of Daniel’s 30th birthday and his cousin Aidan’s 25th birthday who passed aged 15, we chose to hold a charity fundraiser on Friday 2nd September 2022 to increase awareness of cardiac risk in young people and to raise money for the wonderful work C-R-Y do. With lots of dancing, tasty Caribbean food and even
It was an absolute pleasure to be able to run for CRY at this years London Marathon. Firstly I’d like to say a massive thank you to all the staff, volunteers etc. at CRY who run the charity and organise everything. It had long been a goal of mine to complete this run for CRY in
The Heartfelt ladies held a fundraising event on Sunday the 23rd in the RAFFA club Leyland for our screening fund, we had an amazing duo called The Visitors aka Russell Parry and Tom Cook they did two great sets of music and got everyone up dancing, they both gave their time free to support CRY. Kelly
On Friday 19th August 2022, 78 Golfers attended West Middlesex Golf Club to pay tribute to their friend Neil Cummins who sadly passed away in April 2021 Neil was well known in the London Irish Community and was a member of the London Irish Walking Football team and an avid supporter of the Republic of Ireland
Ann and Sheila part of the Heartfelt Group attended Preston Colleges Freshers fair today. What a great networking event it was. We spoke to so many people this morning, we have been invited to speak at the college at some point in the future, the staff there were all so interested in the screening programme and
On Ben’s first anniversary on 23rd September myself, my son’s girlfriend, Bekah and his friend, Katie drove around Worthing with gift bags full of Ben’s favourite snacks and dropped them off at his favourite places…his gym, his barbers, the pub, the beach, coffee shops and parks. It made a tough day full of love and positivity.
My wife, Pat, died suddenly in March this year, it was our 43rd anniversary and we were walking to a restaurant when she took poorly and died the following morning. The coroner in London advised us to contact CRY as the cause was diagnosed as Sudden Arrythmic Death Syndrome, we should have our children checked for
When Ben died in April last year, my family and Bens friends were supported (and are still being supported) and helped through our grief by an amazing charity called Cardiac Risk in the Young. Their vision is the prevent young cardiac deaths through awareness, free screening and research and to support affected families. To try to
I am part of the Heartfelt group in Preston, Sheila and myself will be attending Freshers day tomorrow at Preston college raising awareness. I have been on local radio this morning and will be on radio Lancashire / Cumbria this evening to promote our fundraising event which is on Sunday 23rd October and is a music
On 16th October 2022, the Bath Half finally returned following a 2-year break, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the event. Over 7,000 runners took part, and we were extremely fortunate with the weather, with blue skies and sunshine for the duration of the race. The atmosphere was electric, with thousands of people lining the streets of
Running the TCS London Marathon is a bit like being at a pop concert for 26 miles and you are the star. The crowds were amazing and totally get you round, I loved it but it was one of the hardest challenges I have ever done. The last 6 miles are slightly blurry, but my amazing
A memorial festival was held on Sunday 28th August at Ambleside Sports Club in Nuneaton in memory of Luke Henney and Lee Welland. A football match was played between friends of Luke and Lee with Team Welland winning the Luke Henney memorial cup on this occasion. There was street food available, a sweet stall, bouncy castle and
Previous Next Running in memory of Steven Gilmour. A total of £1,772 was raised. These funds will be donated to the Steven Gilmour Memorial Fund and will go towards preventing young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, and supporting affected families. Donna Walls
Team Tommy’s challenge for 2022 was to run the 10k run in Leeds, Tom’s home city. Team Tommy comprised of a small group of family and friends this year – James, Maria, Amelia and myself. As usual we had a great response from family and friends continuing to raise the much needed funds to support CRY.
250 miles – 14500ft of ascent – 22 Castles. Garstang (Lancs) to Holy Island (Northumberland). It was just before all the lockdowns that I came up with the idea of a solo cycle ride across northern England connecting as many castles as possible along the way. Now that things are almost back to normal I couldn’t
What a surreal experience, with exceptional crowds and support throughout the day. Absolutely amazing and would highly recommend to anyone contemplating it for next year! Albeit it wasn’t a PB time for me, I still completed the run in a reasonable time of 2hrs 1min 46secs, raising a total of £1,220. An incredible honour to have
£180 was raised through a plant sale at the Flower Festival at St Mary’s church in Essex. The money raised was in memory of our dear son Harry Joseph King. The photo is of Layla age 5 and Robyn age 3, who helped on the day with our fundraising. Andrew and Samantha King
The Great North Run was an extremely emotional day for myself and my family! Having lost my Dad in the year 2000 to a heart attack whilst he was running the Great North Run himself, as you are probably aware, a lot of my family were telling me it a stupid idea to do it myself!
On Sunday 18th September 2022, 27 walkers from Edinburgh completed the Kiltwalk in memory of Christopher Cowe who passed away tragically and suddenly in January 2021 from an undiagnosed heart condition which we later found out to be Myocarditis. Christopher’s parents – Ross and Shiva – together with Christopher’s grandparents, family members, friends, colleagues and ten
Sunday 18th September I took on the Big Stroll Kiltwalk taking in the sight of Edinburgh. I took to the challenge alone in memory of my amazing brothers Barry and Paul Whyte I set off from Murrayfield at 10.30 and rounded back off by 2.45 back at Murrayfield. I met some amazing people along the way
On Saturday the 11th of June we staged our annual 7 a side football tournament for the Dan Hughes memorial shield. 8 local teams entered the competition and its Congratulations to Winners Wood Lane F.C. who beat Audley 1-0 in the final. Thank you to Premier League Referees assistant Simon Bennet along with Melvin Clewlow &
July 17th was the date for the annual Dan Hughes cricket and Family fun day which this year was held at Audley Cricket Club. The cricket started at 9:30 and ran until 6pm when it concluded with hosts Audley beating near neighbours Betley in a keenly contested final. Local Radio station Hitmix 107.5 were in attendance
On the 9th of August Sue and Myself were honoured to be invited to a garden party hosted by the Prime minister Boris Johnson at 10 Downing Street. The occasion was to celebrate being the recipients of a points of light award in recognition of the charity work that we do. We got to spend 5
On June the 3rd this year, after 6 months of planning, we held the first Dan Hughes memorial golf day at Wolstanton Golf Club, Newcastle Under Lyme. 20 teams of 4 players tee’d off as the claxon sounded at 1pm. There were several hole in one prizes on the Par 3 holes including a brand new Kia Picanto
London to Brighton was an experience that I’ll never forget. After 5 months and 1,500 miles of training, I lined up on the start line at 07:45 in Clapham Common, on 11 September 2022 to complete the 55-mile route to Brighton. Despite having only 4 hours of sleep, I’d never felt so alive. Today was my
Screening day held at College Way Surgery in Taunton on Saturday 6th August 2022, in memory of Gary Edwards
Cooper Associates of Taunton kindly sponsored the heart screening of 92 young people on 6th August. It was lovely to meet some of Cooper Associates employees, what a fabulous bunch of people. Family friends and local businesses gave gifts and donations for the raffle which made a further £295.20, paid into Garys memorial fund. Other donations
Chobham Lawn Tennis Club (Surrey) hold a fundraising day each year in support of a nominated charity. Nominations for which charity we as a club choose to support are put to our committee, who then decide on one. I am very pleased and extremely grateful to the club for choosing CRY this year. I have been
On the 24th July, Reigate Robots FC hosted a 24-team 5 A-Side football tournament in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young. It was a great summer atmosphere, with music, food vans and football to keep fans entertained in the sunshine. The football was played in great spirit with everyone attending appreciating the good cause that
We arrived safely back from our 180 mile bike ride last week and are now slowly recovering! We cycled through Holland and Belgium over three days and the route was fortunately very flat but the challenge was the speed we were going – 20 mph at times which, for us, is not something we are used
Paul, Paul Snr and Jake Goodwin completed a very hot Aintree Half Marathon on the 31st July in memory of Stephen Whitby. Stephen passed away last year at the age of 49 from cardiac arrest, just a day before his 50th birthday. He leaves behind partner Jayne, sons Lewis & Callum and daughter Lilly. Having worked
On Friday 15th July, after a 2 year break, Cedar + Co. hosted its annual charity golf day at Mickleover golf course. It was a beautiful day for golf, the food was lovely, plenty of drinks (it was important to stay well hydrated!) good networking and all for a great cause. It was a tight competition,
Sidmouth Seafest raises £507 for CRY. Stephanie Preston raised £507 at the Sidmouth Seafest in May. She raised money by selling items that were made, mostly from recycled materials. Stephnie and her husband, Fluff, also made a donation of £160 to CRY from produce they sell from their garden. In total they have raised £667.00 for
The Sidmouth and District Darts League raised £707.00 in memory of Jon, through a series of competitions and a raffle at their presentation evening. In doing this they have raised further awareness of CRY and the importance of screening, in our local community. The photograph shows Cassie Butler, Steve Bristow and Ali Ohara, at the presentation evening, representing The
In April 2021 a bright light went out when we lost Benjamin Clifford Russell to Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome. Ben (aka B-Ronts/Captain Glaze) was funny, kind and caring – playing such a huge part in the lives he touched. To raise funds for ‘Cardiac Risk in the Young’ in memory of Ben – Bek, Emily, Joe, Sam,
When David passed away suddenly on 7.3.20 we had only a few people attend his funeral and no celebration of his life afterwards due to Lockdown. It has been a long wait but was lovely to finally come together to remember David. Thank you to everyone who helped us create a fitting tribute to David, an
A Sunday League football team has raised over £3,000 in memory of West Bridgford youngster Dylan Rich, who sadly passed away after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest whilst playing for West Bridgford Colts during an FA Youth Cup game in September 2021. The Knights decided to take on the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge – climbing Snowdon,
A dance day was held at the Castle School in Taunton on Saturday 25th June. At this event a raffle was held in memory of our son Gary. A total of £276 was raised, and many attendees were interested to learn more about CRY. Many ladies took leaflets to give to family members and those local
Helen & Peter Davies, Catherine Burton, Anna & Minas Georgakakos went on a personal CRY walk in memory of Neil on 26th June ’22 in the beautiful Surrey hills around Puttenham. All the more special as Helen has not been able to do as much walking or go as far during the last months. Neil remains