Dedicated local hero

Losing her teenage son to sudden heart failure carved a huge hole in Mary Abraham’s life. Determined to stop others suffering the same fate, she dedicated herself to raising money for heart scanners for the city. Mary was presented with a Local Hero Award by Sainsburys Chairman Sir George Bull in recognition of her fundraising for

Screening that may prevent a tragedy

A Mother who lost her daughter to a deadly heart condition is hoping to save other families from suffering the same tragedy. Doreen Harley has organised the first free heart screening in North Wales to take place at Beaufort Park Hotel, New Brighton, on Saturday. She has dedicated herself to raising awareness about Sudden Adult Death

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

Firefighters in good heart

Bournemouth Daily Echo – 8th March 2002 Six fire fighters will dress up as red hearts to run the London marathon. Team members from Springbourne and Redhill stations in Bournemouth are abandoning their tough image for the day to raise cash for national charity CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young. The charity was selected after

Sun shines on charity golfers

More than 100 golfers held their breath on Sunday morning before it was announced that Little Hay Golf Course could open for their charity tournament after the previous day’s continual rain. They had feared the course might be too waterlogged, but Sunday’s glorious sunshine quickly lifted their spirits. The tournament included five women golfers for the first time this year and