Issue 84 of the CRY Update reports on all news, events and fundraising from January to April 2021. In February as Heart Month began, we introduced an exciting new fundraising initiative: the 25 Million Metre Challenge. Supporters could take part individually or in teams as we collectively aimed to travel 25 million metres by walking, […]
On the 31st July 2021 we embarked on the gruelling challenge of completing the national 3 peaks within 24 hours in memory of our good friend Aaron James Dixon
Since 2018, the screening of these athletes has been funded by the Aaron Dixon Memorial Fund and delivered in partnership with the English Institute of Sport (EIS). Aaron was just 23 when he tragically died from a previously undiagnosed heart condition, in September 2011.
The harrowing scenes of Denmark’s midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsing during the Euro’s match against Finland sent shockwaves through living rooms across the world. Debbie Dixon, who’s son Aaron collapsed, aged 23 watched these all to familiar devastating scenes.
Issue 83 of the CRY Update reports on all news, events and fundraising from September to December 2020. Even with continued restrictions and lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CRY’s supporters remained active and engaged as always to raise funds and awareness however they could. On October 16, we held an online version of the […]
Congratulations to team CRY! For the first time in the history of the London Marathon, the event went virtual on Sunday 4th October! Despite the difficult year 2020 has been, 38 CRY runners, all spread across the UK, took on the challenge of running a marathon in their local area. Some dressed as super heroes […]
Issue 80 of the CRY Update magazine covers all news, events and fundraising from September to December 2019. This issue includes features on plenty of key events, including the latest CRY Conference, the CRY Great Cake Bake, and the 10th CRY Durham Walk, along with major developments such as the funding CRY received from the Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grant.
Northwich Guardian, 7th August 2015 Aaron Dixon passed away at only 23 years old due to an undiagnosed heart condition called arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. Since his tragic death in 2011, his family have worked hard to prevent other families from suffering the loss they have, fundraising for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) to […]
ITV News, 8th October 2019 From amongst many amazing fundraisers from the region, Debbie Dixon was awarded Granada’s Fundraiser of the Year for her work in support of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) in memory of her son Aaron. She was interviewed by Pride of Britain reporter Victoria Grimes after hearing the good news […]
Cheshire Life, 1st December 2019 Since losing her 23 year old son Aaron to an undiagnosed heart defect in 2011 Deborah Dixon has raised more £250,000 for charity Cardiac Risk in the Young, providing free cardiac screenings for young people. This year, she won Pride of Britain’s North West Fundraiser of The Year which was […]