CRY Update Magazine 44

Read Update 44 online here The CRY Update is the charity’s newsletter, published three times a year, reporting on CRY news and events, cardiac screenings, breaking developments in medical research and CRY supporters’ fundraising over the preceding months.


Pram Race

26th December 2006 The Pramraceteam is an eclectic gathering of manhood, drawn predominantly, but not exclusively, from Chobham Rugby Club members. As with many of life’s finest ideas it all started over a beer, or rather a good many beers. Thankfully one of the team founders remembered the idea the following day and in late […]


Sponsored Christmas fast and supermarket bag-packing

December 2006 Friends and family of Richard Martin, who died of WPW in November 2004, have been fundraising for CRY in Richard’s memory. The picture on the left shows two students from Co Fermanagh, who together raised £900 for CRY by doing a sponsored fast on Christmas day. They are Gail Kempton (left) and Leanne […]


Charity lingerie fashion show in memory of Martyn Luckett

Early in November 2006, a charity lingerie fashion show was held in memory of Martyn. Mrs Siti Sweeny or Lacy Connections, Gammon Walk, Barnstaple, Devon, spent four months rehearsing routines with 10 young ladies, to ensure that Martyn would have been proud – and they did a fantastic job. Over 300 people attended and there […]


Great North Run in memory of Laura Fox

1st October 2006 I asked my Dad, Robi, to run in the Great North Run with me. Little did I know he would actually say yes! He has done it once before – why on Earth would he want to do it again? I also managed to convince two other friends, Sam Cliff and Martin […]


Charity Greek Night

New CRY supporters Fanos and Myroull Hadji-Michael (CRY Fundraising Manager Rebecca Zouvani’s parents) held their annual charity Greek night at the Cypriot Community Centre in Wood Green, North London on Sunday September 17th . The events have, in the past, been held in aid of Cancer Research UK. This year, after hearing about CRY and […]


Charity gig in memory of Jennifer Finney

16th September 2006 The night exceeded my expectations by far. I really wasn’t expecting so many people to turn up and show their support. The night went exactly to plan and thankfully nothing went wrong. Those who have been around me the last few weeks know I have been stressing about it and I want […]


The Sebastian English Memorial Family Picnic

9th September 2006 This was the second picnic held by friends in memory of Sebastian English, at St. Michael’s School in Highgate, London. Eighteen families attended the barbeque and there was football and games for forty children. We were lucky to have fantastic weather – particularly in comparison to last year when it rained the […]


Charity Football Match in memory of Kevin Sayer

I am sending CRY a cheque for £300 raised at our Charity Football Match in memory of Kevin Sayer, who was my son Colin’s best friend. Kevin was aged 18 when he died suddenly in his sleep, due to Restrictive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. The match was also in memory of Matt Green, who died aged 19 […]


'Red CRY at Night' – charity gig in memory of Laura Fox

12th August 2006 I teamed up with Camilla Keates who lives in Woodbridge – she is linked with CRY through the loss of her cousin, Sebastian English – to set up a yearly music event in this quiet Suffolk town. This year, we went for the Rock genre of music, with three bands performing for […]