Parachute jump in memory of Adam Donnelly

On 15th May 2005, Lisa Donnelly and five of her friends completed a Tandem Skydive at the North London Parachute Centre, in memory of Adam Donnelly and in aid of CRY. We are so proud of Lisa for completing this because she was extremely nervous and apprehensive about the jump. Thanks also to her friends Richard

Theatre group charity performance – 'Return To The Forbidden Planet'

Thursday 12th May 2005 When the committee of Kingston Vale Operatic and Dramatic Society (KVODS) announced that they wanted each of the committee members to put forward a charity, as they were going to do an extra performance and donate all tickets sales from this performance, I immediately thought of CRY. Having just joined CRY as

Parachute jump for CRY – by Danielle Parker

I am writing in response to the greatly appreciated certificate which I received from CRY for my parachute jump, which I completed on Sunday 8th May 2005. The next day after the jump I had my GCSE Art exam, which kept nerves about the jump away as I thought my Art exam was slightly more daunting,

Belfast Marathon in memory of Aaron Lundy

The sun shone on the 2nd May 2005, when five amateur athletes took to the streets of Belfast for the city’s 24th Marathon. Daphne Morton, Claire Duffy, Cat Lundy, Susan Duffy and – the only male – Alex Morton were the five members of The Teardrops. Between them, the relay team ran the 26 miles of

London Marathon 2005 – Katharine Lawrence

For me, the Marathon was all about why I was taking part. Tragically my cousin Ben died as a result of an undiagnosed cardiac defect. The extended family have been fundraising for CRY ever since, and Ben’s two sisters – Paula and Cheryl – and Paula’s husband, took part in the Marathon very soon after Ben’s

London Marathon 2005: in memory of my sister Jane

By Philip Allen Sunday 17th April 2005 was at once one of the greatest and one of the toughest days of my life. A year of committing to it; six months of training (starting another month on top of that with my caffeine and alcohol ban!); all the fundraising and publicity; standing in Greenwich Park an

European Society of Cardiology calls for all young athletes to be screened

Call to check athletes’ hearts BBC News Online, Health section – 2nd February 2005 European heart experts are calling for all young athletes to be screened for potentially fatal heart problems before they compete. Footballer Marc-Vivien Foe and Daniel Yorath, son of former Wales manager Terry, both died of previously undetected heart conditions. The report by

The IOC adopt recommendations that athletes be screened for heart problems prior to competing.

IOC adopt heart screening recommendations English Institute of Sport – 2nd February 2005 The English Institute of Sport today welcomed moves by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) aimed at reducing the number of Sudden Cardiovascular Deaths in Sport. The IOC’s Medical Commission have adopted recommendations that athletes be screened for heart problems prior to competing. Dr