On Saturday 21st April 2012 friends and family got together to remember Craig Salmon and raise funds and awareness in his memory. There were many activities going on during the day including a Bed Race and a wonderful £1665.00 was raised.
“On Saturday 21st April 2012 we held an event for CRY in Memory of Craig Salmon, my fiancé, who sadly passed away very suddenly on June 14th 2009 from an undetected heart default.
The event was held for St Georges Day, and all money raised went to CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) in memory of the one and only Craig Salmon….
The day was a HUGE success we had a fun filled family afternoon, with face painting, cake stall, games, BBQ, followed by an evening of Bands, Food and Laughter!!!
The day began at 12.30pm at The Bulls Head, Marchington. We had a magician, stalls and lots of other activities throughout the afternoon to keep everyone entertained. The weather wasn’t kind to us all day but despite the showers the support from friends, family and the whole village was amazing.
The main event of the Day was a Bed Race where a team from the Bulls Head went head to head with My Team, on a half mile race around the village!!! Unfortunately my team lost but big congratulations to Landlord Phil’s Team who came home as champions. We all made it round in one piece and had the whole village cheering us on.
The Day soon became the Evening and after a quick change, we were able to set up ready for the Bands too arrive. The Evening consisted of fabulous music, lots of laughs and great food. We sold tickets for the event and had a fabulous turnout.
All together we raised a fabulous £1665. I would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make this event a great success and help raise so much for the fabulous cause.
We are raising money to fund 2 screening days in June next year where CRY will arrange to screen upto 200 young people in our local area. They will provide ECG tests and any people found to have issues can then be tested further and hopefully prevent the heartbreak that we have dealt with since the sudden death of Craig in June 2009 from undetected heart defects. We have reached our target already to do 1 day of screening but have lots of other events planned to hopefully be able to achieve our target.”
Gemma Bamford (Fiance of Craig Salmon)