Eagle Radio, 7th September 2019
Having suffered the sudden and tragic loss of his 32 year old brother Richard to cardiac arrest, Chris Brember from Fleet is taking on the challenge of the Deloitte Ride Across Britain- a journey of nine days, cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats- in order to raise funds for and awareness of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). Chris and his family have set up a memorial fund with CRY in Richard’s name, raising money for CRY heart screenings. They hope that by raising funds eventually CRY will be able to put on three screenings at each of the rugby clubs Richard played for.
“What I am aiming to do with the ride is to raise further funds to provide more screening sessions and help raise awareness of the work that CRY do,” Chris said. “Every week in the UK around 12 young people die of an undiagnosed heart condition – many fit, healthy and active individuals with no awareness that anything is wrong meaning there is no opportunity to intervene sooner.” He continued: “Cardiac screening for the young is not currently funded by the government and my family and I would love to one day see the possibility of a publicly funded screening programme.”