Grandparents – A Double Whammy by Alison Cox MBE

It has troubled me for some time that grandparents so seldom contact us to seek personal bereavement support. The introduction of our Aspect of Grief booklets highlighted the fact that we had no facility for helping grandparents with their suffering after the loss of a treasured grandchild. The training of CRY’s Bereavement Supporters relies on […]


Charity Founder Praises Loyal Fundraiser Awarded in Queen’s New Year’s Honours

A mum from Essex who has raised over £125,000 for Cardiac Risk in Young (CRY) and worked tirelessly to promote the importance of heart screening in young people, has been awarded with a British Empire Medal in the Queens New Year’s Honours list, for services to Young People and charity. Caroline Gard (65) from Frinton, […]


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 75

CRY Update 75 reports on all CRY news, events and fundraising from January to April 2018. We experienced a host of highlights through this four-month period. In March, our screening programme surpassed a total of 150,000 young people screened, which is an incredible milestone for us to reach. Furthermore, to discuss our progress and the […]


CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk 2018

There are 12 young sudden cardiac deaths in the UK every week. It’s why the number 12 is such an important figure to CRY and everyone who supports us. And as CRY staff, volunteers and 1,375 walkers gathered together in London on June 24th, we held our 12th annual CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk. […]


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 […]


Coping with Father’s Day by Alison Cox MBE

Fathers Day comes at a time of the year when Dads are happily poised, anticipating the prospect of being able to spend warm summer evenings enjoying outside activities with their family. Children love this time of year too. However the excruciating burden of coping with your feelings after a child has died suddenly changes the […]


The critical issue of family screening

The critical issue of family screening – Alison’s Column Update 74 In 1995 when I started taking calls – nearly always from distraught mothers after the sudden death of their child – one of the most important things I knew that I needed to clarify was whether they had any other children because of the risk […]


CRY Update Magazine 73

Read Update 73 here. CRY Update 73 reports on all the CRY news, events and fundraising from May to August 2017. In June, CRY launched a new version of its main website. The site immediately saw the number of visitors double in the first month and has consistently recorded more visitors per month than before […]


The development of CRY’s bereavement support programme

The development of CRY’s bereavement support programme – Alison’s Column Update 73 When I started CRY in 1995, I increasingly became aware of how affected families were left floundering not only for an explanation as to what could possibly have caused their tragedy, but also some understanding as to how much it was happening, as […]