Charity Today, 9th February 2021
The Miles for Murg team is a group of 7 childhood friends who have come together to raise funds and awareness for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) in memory of their friend James Murgatroyd. Five years ago, James passed away due to an undiagnosed heart condition at only 27 years of age. By taking on this challenge, his friends hope to raise awareness and prevent other families and friends from suffering the loss of loved ones.
“For us, as a family, it’s all about raising awareness and highlighting the importance of screening among young people – we want to make a difference and help prevent other families going through what we have,” said Rose Murgatroyd, James’ mother. “It’s so important to get this message out there and ensure more young people are screened.”
The challenge is to begin in September of this year. The team will take on a gruelling two days of cross-country hiking and hill-climbing with the first day equivalent to hiking up and down Ben Nevis and the second day akin to scaling Mt Snowdon thrice.