Looking Back at 25: CRY begins a lifetime of raising awareness in Parliament

The annual Parliamentary Reception has become a popular and important feature of CRY’s calendar; a platform where projects have been unveiled, new resources introduced, and campaigns launched – as well as the opportunity for some influential and keynote speeches to be delivered. But where did it all begin? And how did CRY start making an impact

MP bowled over by cricketer

A Hampshire MP met cricket legend Ian Botham at a Parliamentary Reception. Dr Julian Lewis, who represents New Forest East, was helping to launch an all-part parliamentary group that supports the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young. Ian Botham is president of the charity, which is campaigning for screening in schools and colleges to detect hidden

Forest M.P.concerned about young heart deaths

NEW FOREST East MP Julian Lewis has highlighted in Parliament the poignant case of his Hythe constituent, Adrian Woodhead, to illustrate the need for greater awareness, more screening and better research into cardiac risk in the young, or sudden death syndrome. This kills at least four young people every week, Adrian was married to Sarah, for 10 years, until 1997, Sarah,

Test could save lives

A rare but devastating condition has been highlighted in a parliamentary debate initiated by a New Forest MP. Dr Julian Lewis, who represents New Forest East, is spearheading a campaign for health screening to identify people most at risk from sudden death syndrome, which kills at least four young people in the UK every week. He sited the case of one of his