Coins for CRY at KES in Memory of Shamil Hamid

November 2011 “Staff and students at Kuwait English School recently held a charity coin collection to raise funds for the Shamil Hamid Memorial Fund. Each class was given an empty pot and asked to bring loose change to school, to fill it. Competitions abounded as children saw the level of coins rising to fill their class

An evening at The Engine Rooms Music Studios in memory of John Marshall

15th October 2011 We held an evening in memory of my brother John Marshall at The Engine Rooms Music Studios where we had live music from ‘The Takers’ and ‘Batteries Not Included’ (which includes lead guitarist Michael Marshall!) There was a local comedian Daniel Carmichael, a fabulous cake stall by Louise Mallon, and an amazing raffle

Cardiff University Rowing Club Fundraising week in memory of Jenny Bucknell

10th to 16th October 2011 The past week has been fundraising week for Cardiff University Rowing Club. Having lost a former rower Dr. Jennifer Bucknell who passed away on 5th April 2011, at the age of just 23. It was later found that Jenny had a heart condition called ARVC, which is thought to be the

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

9th October 2011 Congratulations and thank you to the 21 runners who took part in this picturesque event to raise funds for CRY. Despite a wet start to the day, the weather brightened considerably for the event, so that the beautiful autumn colours could be fully appreciated. CRY had a stand at the event just behind the

Liverpool Marathon in memory of Matt Gadsby

Steve Darlaston took part in the Liverpool Marathon on Sunday 9th October in memory of Matt Gadsby. He completed the run in 5:12:54 and got lots of enquiries about CRY thanks to his vest design and has so far raised £190. “I always wonder when recounting these things whether or not to go warts and all

CRY Durham Riverside Walk 2011

Congratulations and thank you to the 144 participants (plus dogs in CRY t-shirts!) who took part in the 2nd CRY Durham Riverside Walk on Saturday 8th October 2011 to launch CRY Awareness Week ( 8th -16th October). The numbers taking part this year were more than double those of 2010, thanks to the efforts of our

The Ollie Marsden memorial fun run/walk/cycle/scooter

Alan Jordan arranged a fun run/walk on Sunday 2nd October in memory of his nephew Ollie Marsden for friends and family to attend. “My nephew Ollie Marsden died at the age of 21 in 2008, from ARVC. I’d wanted to arrange something since then to raise awareness of the condition that claimed Ollie’s life, but hadn’t

Lytham Ladies Circle Bag Pack

On Saturday 24 September, members of Lytham Ladies Circle and their families packed bags in the local M&S food store raising a total of £355. Lytham Ladies Circle Chairman Samantha Tinsley has chosen CRY as her charity for the year, supporting the local high school who are also busy raising funds. Julie Brown Publicity Officer –

London to Brighton Cycle in memory of Ethan Jones

Jemma Anthony rode in the London to Brighton Cycle ride on Sunday 11th September along with her dad brother and uncle in memory of her cousin Ethan Jones. “On the 23rd December 2010 our family’s life changed forever when, our nephew and cousin, Ethan (picture right) passed away unexpectedly, at the age of 6 from an

Robin Hood Half Marathon in memory of Sarah Gamble

“On 11th September I ran my first Half Marathon to raise money for CRY. I ran in memory of a family friend, Sarah Gamble who passed away suddenly last year. She was only 26 when she passed away, it all happened so quickly & with no real explanation for her sudden death I found it hard