Looking Back at 25: The history of Heart Month

For over a decade, February has been recognised as Heart Month – a global awareness initiative, highlighting the prevalence and impact of heart conditions on people of all ages. Originally created in the U.S. back in 2009, the campaign took a couple of years to become fully established in the UK – however, CRY was amongst

CRY’s Expert Medical Team: Professor Sanjay Sharma

By Alison Cox, from issue 82 of the CRY Update magazine. I finally confirmed that Sanjay was not your average person when he told me – during a discussion we were having on reminiscing – that he started writing his thoughts and experiences down when he was four. He was a serious, curious child and wanted

Looking Back: The history of myheart

Since CRY was first launched in 1995, there’s always been a huge focus on supporting families and individuals through the aftermath of a young sudden cardiac death – as well as funding research and screening to help prevent these devastating tragedies. That focus has never wavered in CRY’s 25-year history and has been at the forefront

CRY Update Magazine Issue 82

Click here to read the digital version of Update 82 Issue 82 of the CRY Update reports on all news, events and fundraising from May to August 2020. Unfortunately the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to lead to the cancellation of many events and fundraising activities in recent months, so this May-August period wasn’t nearly the same

Looking back at CRY’s 2020 through COVID-19

2020 has been a tough year for everyone, including CRY and charities all around the country. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began we have carried on working and providing the same support we typically offer, but doing so with CRY’s staff working remotely from home. With most fundraising events being cancelled, screening events coming to a halt,

Looking Back at 25: CRY at Christmas

Here, at CRY, we know that Christmas can be a very, very difficult time for families – and friends – affected by the tragedy of young sudden cardiac death. As such, over the past 25 years, our team have always been incredibly conscious of the sensitivities around the so-called ‘season of goodwill’, mindful of the mixed

Looking Back at 25: The importance of CRY’s Memorial Funds

For the past 25 years, bereaved families have reached out to CRY for support and solace in their darkest of times. CRY has – and always will be – here for those families and individuals, with our team on-hand to help and guide them as they try to navigate their way through the often-unchartered territories of

Looking Back at 25: CRY’s history at the London Marathon

CRY’s supporters have taken part in countless different fundraising activities and events since the charity was founded 25 years ago, and one of the key events where our support has continued to grow over the years is the London Marathon. In 1996, just a year after CRY was founded, nine runners took part in the Marathon

CRY Update Magazine Issue 81

Click here to read Update 81 Issue 81 of the CRY Update reports on all news, events and fundraising from January to April 2020. This is also the first issue of our new and improved digital editions of the Update, featuring links throughout that will take you straight to relevant pages on the CRY website, social

Looking Back at 25: The week that shaped the future of CRY screening for years to come

Over the past 25 years, CRY’s history has been defined by a range of ‘turning points’, underpinned by the actions and interventions of individuals and groups (whether families, MPs, doctors or governing bodies from the world of sport). The support, influence and determination of people committed to our cause is what has taken CRY from a