The Snowdon Climb

John participated in a hike up Snowden which Linda helped organise in memory of their son Andrew Blow who died while playing football for his University Hall of Residence football team on May 10th 1998. The climb was blessed with good weather and so successful that John hopes to do it again. John and Linda […]


The Dublin Marathon by Suzanne Merry

I had never dreamt that I could ever run 26.2 miles. This was such a mammoth task. It was my first Marathon and I was the first and only Irish runner for CRY. The great event started at 8.30am, on a cold Bank Holiday Monday morning on 30th October 2000. This was the 21st Dublin […]


Marje Scott's Great North Run

In February 2000, around Mike’s 21st Birthday I decided that I wanted to do something for him, something ‘big’, something I had never attempted before. I decided to compete in the Great North Run. Training started at the end of May, very slowly at first, which was just as well, as I had never run […]


Unforgettable by Tara Field

On 9th September 2000 I organised a song and dance show in aid of CRY. It was titled “Unforgettable” and was in memory of my sister Therese who died suddenly on 9th April 1997. The show raised £1262.63 and consisted of jazz, tap and ballet routines as well as some vocal numbers. There was a […]


Running around London in a CRY HEART by Caroline Gard

As we approached Blackheath at 7.00 a.m. last Sunday, the morning of my third London Marathon, I found myself wondering “Why?” Not only was I about to put myself through all that agony again, but this time I had agreed to do it in a large red heart. Friends had said I must be mad […]


Lewis Marsh Fund Community Screening Number 4

1st – 2nd September 2001 Each year the local boys football club has organised what is known as The Lewis Marsh 11-a-side Pre-Season Friendly Tournament. It covers teams from the ages of under 8 to under 17. It raises a fantastic amount for the fund and is a great weekend of fun and sport. I […]


Garden Open Day – or what a Blooming Weekend

The first day dawned fresh and clear – Er well, actually, no it didn’t. For the beginning of June, it was unseasonably cold and wet. This was the culmination of our own personal marathon; we had been growing plants for months. What had seemed like a good idea, had now turned into an uphill battle […]


Running around London in a CRY HEART

During October 2000 whilst working at a Bournemouth fire station, Terry Brokenshire, a lad on my shift, mentioned in casual conversation that he was going to run the London Marathon dressed as a giant heart! Terry explained how he had become involved with CRY after experiencing the tragic consequences of heart failure in the young […]


Flora Light Challenge for women in memory of Philip Abraham

42 CRY runners from Southampton ages 10 – 71 complete the challenge in memory of Philip. “It’s wonderful to think that after 7 years people still care”, Mary Abraham, Philip’s mum. A wonderful, long day was had by all including a tour and a trip on the London Eye. I’m hoping that the sponsorship will […]


24 hour Three Peaks Challenge

Please support this intrepid team of ex-rugby players. They are to take up the challenge to climb BEN NEVIS SCAFELL PIKE and SNOWDON all in 24 hours – 6-7th July 2002 in memory of CHRISTIAAN SMITH Three Peak challenge completed – fighting the elements to raise funds Never mind the cool and damp Welsh summer […]