Staff at UKCM Donate £5,000 to CRY in Memory of Aaron Dixon

Winsford Guardian, 27th June 2019

Deborah Dixon was told her 23 year old son Aaron might have lived if he had gotten an ECG test when he had gone into hospital a few years earlier after experiencing black outs. Now, his death has inspired the staff at UKCM, container refurbishment company, to raise and donate £5,000 to Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) in Aaron’s memory. These funds will go towards hosting CRY heart screening events for young people between the ages of 14 and 35. “I want to keep Aaron’s memory alive and that is why I have set up a memorial fund within CRY,” Deborah said. “All the money I raise is used to fund screening days as I want to help save young people. No parents should have to go through the loss of their child.”

Chief Executive and Founder of UKCM, Emma Elston MBE stated: “From the entire team at UKCM, we are delighted to contribute towards such a valuable and life changing charity. Through Deborah’s sheer hard work and determination, she has now funded screening for over 2,500 young people in schools and community spaces across Cheshire. We wish her the best of luck in her ongoing fundraising endeavours.” CRY’s Chief Executive Steven Cox said: “The support of UKCM means a great deal to us and will help us to continue our campaign to reduce the number of young, sudden cardiac deaths and the heartbreak that follows such a tragedy. It is only through the generosity of our supporters that CRY is able to offer its various services and enable more young people to be screened across the country.” Read More