Strictly Dancing for CRY in memory of Alex Reid


 £23,685.88 WOW!!!

That’s the final total raised from our ‘Strictly Dancing For Cry’ event held at City Limits Dance Centre in Sheffield on Saturday 2nd December.

The event was in memory of our lovely daughter Alex, who died aged 16 whilst sleeping of a sudden cardiac arrhythmia. Also taking part was Sally Smith, who danced in loving memory of her late husband Lee Smith, who died suddenly from a previously undiagnosed heart condition, aged just 31 years old.

This is a fantastic amount raised thanks to the dedication of the dancers and teachers, and the generosity of family and friends. The evening was a real spectacle, with the glitterball being lifted by worthy winners Bill Thornton and Helen Fidler.

The money raised will go to fund a project headed up by Dr Joyee Basu, a CRY Research Fellow (and based at St George’s University in London), who traveled to Sheffield to attend the event.

The Alex Reid and Lee Smith Memorial Funds will continue to also fund cardiac screenings for young people aged 14-35 years.

So please watch this space for the next screenings or go to

Thank you so much once again to all involved we are truly grateful of your support!

Heather Reid