Jonny Cooper’s Leeds Half Marathon in memory of Tom and Alex Reid

Jonny Cooper raised £835 in his fifth half marathon for CRY, held on Sunday 8th May 2022. Jonny completed the challenge in an amazing 1 hour 49 minutes! He ran in memory of Tom Reid who passed away suddenly on 28th September 2009 and more specifically with Tom’s brother Alex Reid in mind who passed […]


CRY Update Magazine Issue 86

Issue 86 of the CRY Update magazine covers all news, events and fundraising from September to December 2021. There were a lot of major fundraising events in this four-month period after so many had been cancelled over the last two years due to the pandemic. This started with the Great North Run on September 12, […]


CRY Heart of Durham Walk 2021 write-up

Following the restrictions over the last 18 months, we were so pleased to be able to host our 12th annual Durham Walk event back in the heart of the city this year, with an incredible 120 walkers attending. Families and friends who have tragically experienced the sudden death of a young person due to young […]


CRY Update Magazine Issue 85

Issue 85 of the CRY Update reports on all news, events and fundraising from May to August 2021. From June, fundraising and screening levels started returning to pre-COVID levels as events around the country started picking up and we returned to holding regular screening events again. We also transformed the CRY office into a new […]


Virtual My Walk in memory of Alex Reid

Re: IW/36729. I missed the ‘Heart of Durham’ walk this year so I took advantage of the Virtual ‘My Walk’ and included members of my walking group, Bury Walking Group, as it was my scheduled walk as leader. Seventeen members walked on the 23rd September 2021 who were all aware the walk was in memory […]


CRY Update Magazine Issue 84

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, […]


Heather Reid’s 624 Challenge

Over the past 15 months, the team at CRY has been overwhelmed by the innovative and inspiring efforts of our families and supporters across the UK as they’ve embraced new, sometimes solo (and often, virtual) challenges and events to help maintain fundraising during these difficult times. Nationwide initiatives, such as the incredibly popular 2.6 challenge […]


CRY Update Magazine Issue 83

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 […]


CRY Supporter Heather Reid speaks to BBC Look North

CRY Supporter Heather Reid speaks to BBC Look North about the cancellation of over 33 cardiac screening events for 14-35 year olds in the local area and the struggles of fundraising during the COVID-19 Pandemic.


12 A Week Challenge Write Up

On Saturday the 14th November 2020, 175 participants started to clock up the miles by walking, running, hiking, cycling and jogging. The 12 A Week Challenge took place during Raising Awareness Week which ran from 14th November-22nd November 2020. Each of the 12 miles completed represented the 12 young sudden cardiac deaths that happen every week.