During #HeartMonth this February, we are encouraging our supporters to help raise awareness. Below are different ways to get involved, through posters, social media and fundraising ideas.
Raise awareness in your local communities, sports clubs, social clubs, schools and community notice boards by requesting one of our poster packs.
The free poster pack(s) contain 6 posters, these posters have information on each area of CRY’s work: our support services, research, screening programme, and efforts to raise awareness. There are also posters containing key statistics about CRY and young sudden cardiac death, which help highlight just how significant this issue is and the progress we are making to prevent it.
By displaying these posters you can help to save young lives!
Follow, like & subscribe to our social media to get updates & information about the charity and help share, retweet & pass on our messages via your social media to help get CRY’s messages out. Click on the buttons to find messages that can be shared instantly and help raise awareness.
There are also videos available to download and be share via social media.
Contacting your MP to let them know about your experience is a really powerful way of raising awareness. We are grateful to all CRY supporters who email their MP or arrange to see them at their surgery, to talk about the issue of young sudden cardiac death and cardiac conditions in young people.
Sharing your stories about why you are supporting CRY helps to explain the devastating impact that young sudden cardiac deaths have on the family, friends and community.
Hearing from young people who have been diagnosed with a cardiac condition, or who have attended a CRY screening, is also important.
It is vital that MPs hear directly from their constituents, as well as from CRY.
CRY is urging all MPs to sign a pledge to support a National Strategy for the Prevention of Young Sudden Cardiac Death to help save young lives.
The UK needs a national strategy to ensure the guidelines and policies to prevent young sudden cardiac death are consistent. The first stage of a national strategy should be to correctly acknowledge the incidence and impact of these deaths.
Help CRY to achieve its ambitious objectives with a fundraising event.
As a charity CRY rely on public doantions and are extrememly grateful and touched by the enormous fundraising efforts of families and friends affected by young sudden cardiac death (YSCD).
CRY has many ambitions projects and your fundraising has enabled the charity to provide the support and research to help save young lives and support those diagnosed with a condition.