On your 33rd birthday Adrian

I miss you my boy, I miss you so much, I miss your loud laughter, I miss your soft touch. The years, they are passing, Six years have gone by, It still doesn’t stop me I sometimes just cry. All is well here  Your son would make you proud, He laughs and he plays, He […]

My Son is Dead – Poem by Kathryn Badon

I could not hear, I could not speak, Where and how do you deal with this grief? The blow, the bash –  excruciating pain, I’ll never see my son again. Oh breath, breath, breath You cannot go – others will need you now you know. My instincts draw me to his face, I have to […]

Update Magazine Issue 77

Read Update 77 here CRY Update 77 reports on all news, events and fundraising from September to December 2018. There were plenty of major events throughout this four-month period. We were thrilled to be so well represented at the Great North Run on September 9, with 50 runners taking part for CRY. You can read […]

Update Magazine Issue 76

Read Update 76 here CRY Update 76 reports on all news, events and fundraising from May to August 2018. We had plenty of highlights in all areas through the summer. CRY’s research continues to make an impact, including Dr Aneil Malhotra’s paper on the incidence and causes of young sudden cardiac death in adolescent footballers, […]

CRY Update Magazine 74

Read Update 74 here CRY Update 74 reports on all the CRY news, events and fundraising from September to December 2017. October was an important month for research with the annual CRY Conference in London. A wide range of experts presented, including several CRY Research Fellows, CRY Consultant Cardiologist Professor Sanjay Sharma and Professor Mary […]

Leeds Half Marathon in memory of Adrian Badon

Yorkshire Evening Post, 9th May 2018 Mark Allerston will be running the Leeds Half Marathon this weekend in memory of his friend, Adrian Badon. Mark started running in 2016 with short jogs in the park, and look part in the Leeds 10K and Abbey Dash last year. Read more

Missing you – poem by Kathryn Badon

How much do we miss you Adrian? Every minute of every day – we know you are not there, No brotherly hugs, no loud giggles and laughter. Where there was a strong life force – there is emptiness, silence, nothingness. The energy, the storm, the character, the chaos, the unpredictability. The lion heart, the courage, […]

CRY Update Magazine 72

Read Update 72 here. CRY Update 72 reports on all the CRY news, events and fundraising from January to April 2017. February saw over 20 years’ worth of CRY research help to inform new international ECG guidelines for screening athletes, led by CRY Consultant Cardiologist Professor Sanjay Sharma. Our work is making a difference and […]

Your 30th Birthday – poem by Kathryn Badon

The 8th of February, your day, Almost more special now, Now we cannot share it with you, Now we have to create for ourselves, Your smile, Your fun, Your spirit of joy, Your playfulness, Your vulnerability, Your daring, Your vivaciousness, Your love of life. You would have been 30, It would have been a great […]

CRY Update Magazine 69

Read Update 69 here CRY Update 69 reports on all the CRY news, events and fundraising from January to April 2016. CRY’s biggest awareness event in this period was our BBC Lifeline appeal, broadcast on BBC One and Two in February, presented by CRY Patron Pixie Lott. She not only made her West End debut […]