Sarah Pyatt is taking on the 25 million metre challenge in memory of her son Jake Gallagher who suffered a cardiac arrest at the age of 16, in 2013.
Sarah has been on a mission to raise awareness of these heart conditions alongside ensuring that schools in Bedfordshire are equipped with defibrillators. Every year, Sarah raises money for SADS UK. The coronavirus pandemic has impacted Sarah’s fundraising ideas meaning she has had to think of something new.
She said: “So far I have raised close to £15,000 for SADS UK for defibrillators, this year as Jake’s anniversary approaches I will be taking part in the 25 million metre challenge for CRY, another charity close to my heart.
“I came across the charity when Jake was on the life support machine the hospital gave me a leaflet from the charity.
“It was through them I researched heart conditions and they urged me to get the whole family screened.
“So I will be walking 50 miles until Jake’s anniversary on April 12.”
CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) aim to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death. They support young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offer bereavement support to families affected by young sudden cardiac death.
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