First launched in 2004 (then revived almost five years later) CRY’s iconic postcard campaign marked a turning point in the evolution of the charity. The initiative helped take CRY from a reactive organisation with raising awareness and specialist bereavement support at its heart, to a lobbying organisation where political impact and meaningful engagement with MPs mattered.
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
Politics Home, 8th July 2019 Following the recent ‘drop in’ event at Portcullis House, attended by 50 MPs, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) Chief Executive Dr Steven Cox urges all MPs to aid CRY in its campaign for government to establish a national strategy for the prevention of young cardiac death. Currently, every week in
50 MPs came to the charity’s first ever ‘drop in’ session, held at Portcullis House, hosted by long term supporter of CRY and Chair of its All-Party Parliamentary Group [APPG], Kevan Jones MP. Kevan first became involved with CRY following the sudden death of the son of his friend, Jeff Morland. Levon was aged just 22
CRY’s 16th annual Parliamentary Reception, hosted by Kevan Jones MP (Labour), was a glowing success and featured a wide range of speakers, indicating the strength of support that CRY has from all areas of the UK. The House of Commons Terrace Pavilion was full with CRY families, current and former CRY Research Fellows, Trustees, Representatives,
Read Update 72 here. CRY Update 72 reports on all the CRY news, events and fundraising from January to April 2017. February saw over 20 years’ worth of CRY research help to inform new international ECG guidelines for screening athletes, led by CRY Consultant Cardiologist Professor Sanjay Sharma. Our work is making a difference and gaining
Read Update 71 here CRY Update 71 reports on all the CRY news, events and fundraising from September to December 2016. In this period, we held our annual Raising Awareness Week – including our most successful CRY Great Cake Bake yet. We also saw fantastic support for the Great North Run in September with over 70 runners
The Northern Echo – 30th November 2016 An MP is backing a campaign to cut the number of young people who die of heart attacks before they reach 35. Read more
The Terrace Marquee, Westminster – 26th November. Guest of Honour: Lee Mears, former England rugby union international. CRY’s 2014 Parliamentary Reception on Wednesday November 26 was an event packed not only with CRY Representatives, supporters, bereaved families, members of the myheart group and doctors, but also several CRY Patrons and
Read Update 56 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.