Cooper Associates of Taunton kindly sponsored the heart screening of 92 young people on 6th August. It was lovely to meet some of Cooper Associates employees, what a fabulous bunch of people. Family friends and local businesses gave gifts and donations for the raffle which made a further £295.20, paid into Garys memorial fund. Other donations were made using the app.
It was great to see young people who knew Gary, and in particular Luke and his daughter who were both screened. We wondered if this was a first for CRY… screening a parent and child at the same time! Also remarkable to learn that young people had travelled from Bath, Bristol, Exeter Plymouth and Bodmin in Cornwall, making us all realise that this screening is so valuable and much needed in the south west. We need to do more!
An emotional, but great day.