Stepping out for the Gentle Giant

The parents of a

super-fit student who died suddenly are retracing his footsteps to raise

cash in his memory.

Known as the Gentle

Giant, Jimmy Wilson, 24, died in his sleep at the family home in Sulgrave,

Washington, in January.

The 6ft 6in computer

buff, in his first year of a degree at Northumbria University, was a keen

cyclist who biked up to 50 miles a day and spent his spare time at the


But his family discovered

that he may have suffered from a rare heart condition, which cut his life


Family, friends and

neighbours in Helmdon, Sulgrave, are now raising funds and awareness for

Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), which wants the Government to introduce a

heart screening programme for children and teenagers.

Mum Ann, 50, said: