Wales Postcard

Bereaved families from across Wales are helping to launch a major regional campaign to highlight the shocking statistic* showing that the number of young people who lose their lives to the tragic condition sudden cardiac death now stands at 12 every week – a staggering 50% rise on previous estimates. *The new figures are based on

CRY Update Magazine 44

Read Update 44 online here The CRY Update is the charity’s newsletter, published three times a year, reporting on CRY news and events, cardiac screenings, breaking developments in medical research and CRY supporters’ fundraising over the preceding months.

Cardiac fear for Welsh youths

A Swansea campaigner for cardiac screening for young people is angry over delays in service improvements in Wales. Paulette Smith warned red tape could result in youngsters dying unnecessarily from hidden heart defects. Paulette, from Heol-y-Ffin in Clydach, was one of a team of UK-wide crusaders who last year took part in a postcard campaign aimed

Inauguration of new Lord Mayor of Swansea

On May 13th 2005, Councillor Mair Gibbs was inaugurated as the new Lord Mayor of the City and County of Swansea. The new Mayor has chosen CRY to be her charity. The inauguration literature said: “Mair has chosen the local branch of Cardiac Risk in the Young, the Christiaan Stuart Smith Memorial Fund [as the Lord

Heart death task force welcomed

South Wales Evening Post – 15th March 2004 By Chris Davies A Swansea mum has welcomed news of a new Government task force to tackle cardiac deaths in the young. Paulette SmithPaulette Smith of Clydach lost her 24-year-old son Christian to an undiagnosed heart problem in 1999. She joined other parents and health campaigners outside Parliament

Paulette makes a cry from the heart

A Clydach mum joined health campaigners in the House of Commons to call for young people with a family history of sudden and unexplained death to be given automatic screening on the NHS. Paulette Smith, whose son Christiaan died from an undiagnosed heart problem in 1999, was in London to drum up support for a Private

Charity close to rugby legend's heart

When Rugby legend Robert Jones joined a charity aimed at stopping the deaths of young people with hidden heart defects, little did he think one of his own relatives would fall victim. The former British Lion and Wales scrum-half became a patron of Cardiac Risk in the Young after a young man in his home village