Yorkshire Evening Post, 18th September 2019
Tom Reid passed away at just 19 years old in September of 2009 after he collapsed due to an undiagnosed heart condition while attending a Freshers event on his first day of university. This year, the Reid family, who have supported Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) since Tom passed away, hosted TomFest in his honour; a day of live music, entertainment and crafts at the Lord Gascoigne Pub in Garforth. In the evening, at the Welfare Hall in Garforth, there was a silent auction, a DJ set by Tom’s brother, DJ Alex Reid, and a performance by The Flow, a band featuring Tom’s cousin, Matty, on guitar. The event was well attended by family, friends and the local community and raised £3,625 for CRY.
CRY’s Chief Executive, Dr. Steven Cox, stated: “All of CRY’s unique services are funded through the tireless efforts of families who have suffered the tragic and sudden loss of a child, sibling or partner. I would like to thank Halina, Anthony and Alex for their ongoing support and commitment to CRY in Tom’s memory over the past decade.”