The Snowdon Climb

John participated in a hike up Snowden which Linda helped organise in memory of their son Andrew Blow who died while playing football for his University Hall of Residence football team on May 10th 1998. The climb was blessed with good weather and so successful that John hopes to do it again. John and Linda […]


The Dublin Marathon by Suzanne Merry

I had never dreamt that I could ever run 26.2 miles. This was such a mammoth task. It was my first Marathon and I was the first and only Irish runner for CRY. The great event started at 8.30am, on a cold Bank Holiday Monday morning on 30th October 2000. This was the 21st Dublin […]


Marje Scott's Great North Run

In February 2000, around Mike’s 21st Birthday I decided that I wanted to do something for him, something ‘big’, something I had never attempted before. I decided to compete in the Great North Run. Training started at the end of May, very slowly at first, which was just as well, as I had never run […]


Unforgettable by Tara Field

On 9th September 2000 I organised a song and dance show in aid of CRY. It was titled “Unforgettable” and was in memory of my sister Therese who died suddenly on 9th April 1997. The show raised £1262.63 and consisted of jazz, tap and ballet routines as well as some vocal numbers. There was a […]


Launch of CRY's Heart costume runners at the London Marathon

April 2000 Running around London in a CRY HEART by Mark Orchard During October 2000 whilst working at a Bournemouth fire station, Terry Brokenshire, a lad on my shift, mentioned in casual conversation that he was going to run the London Marathon dressed as a giant heart! Terry explained how he had become involved with […]


Sutton Tennis Day

The three day event featured a sponsored inter-club doubles tournament with Owen Davidson, Frew McMillan, Mark Cox, John Inverdale, Ken Rosewall, Mike Walker, Geoff Masters, and Fred Stolle, a kids tennis clinic, and an Auction night with Bob Champion. Over £15,000 was raised.