BBC Inside Out featured CRY and supporters, Sue & Chris Dewhirst, and Ann Demaine in their programme on Sunday 20th January. Sue Dewhirst is followed through the process of getting genetic testing for heart conditions after the death of her son, Matthew Dewhirst. Ann Demaine talks of the importance of screening at Bodmin College, Cornwall […]
CRY Update 79 reports on all news, events and fundraising from May to August 2019. In May, we found out that CRY had been selected for the Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grant in 10 regions across the country, which gave people a chance to vote to support CRY using their tokens after shopping. You […]
183 local young people were screened on the weekend of the 9th and 10th of November 2019 at Brine Leas School in Nantwich, Cheshire. The screening was held in memory of Matthew Dewhirst.
CRY Update 78 reports on all news, events and fundraising from January to April 2019. In March we announced two new additions to our group of CRY Ambassadors: England and GB international hockey player James Gall and artist Katy Jade Dobson. You can read about James and Katy and why they decided to support CRY […]
Daily Mail, 15th July 2019 Young competitive swimmer Aron Preece’s parents took him and his sister, Anya, to a free heart screening at their local swimming club two years ago. ‘We never thought they would find any problems,’ said their mother, Kerry. ‘As it was free, it seemed sensible to do.’ Aron and Anya were […]
86 local young people were screened in Telford, Shropshire on Wednesday the 3rd of July 2019. The screening was held in memory of Danielle Rowe and Matthew Dewhirst.
Read Update 77 here CRY Update 77 reports on all news, events and fundraising from September to December 2018. There were plenty of major events throughout this four-month period. We were thrilled to be so well represented at the Great North Run on September 9, with 50 runners taking part for CRY. You can read […]
Shropshire Star, 10th of April 2019 The pop-up charity shop will raise money for Cardiac Risk in Young (CRY), allowing 200 young people an opportunity to be screened for free at the Marches School, Oswestry, in June. This fundraising event was organised by the friends and family of Matthew Dewhirst, a 17 year old sportsman […]
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare, being told that your apparently fit, healthy teenager has a heart condition that could potentially kill him and that he may have to give up the sport he loves. That was the news that hit Kerry Preece from Shrewsbury like “being slapped in the face” when her 18-year-old old son, […]
Read Update 65 online here. The CRY Update is the charity’s newsletter, reporting on CRY news and events, cardiac screenings, breaking developments in medical research and CRY supporters’ fundraising over the preceding months.