Amanda McCarthy

On the morning of Sunday 12th October 2008, myself and my wife Beverley were sat at home with our morning cup of tea. Beverley had just returned from dropping our son off to do his local paper round. When the phone rang, Beverley answered it and I immediately saw the colour drain from her face, she

Aaron Lundy Memorial Golf Day raises over

Emotions were high, as friends and family of the late Aaron Lundy, gathered for a special memorial fundraiser at Portstewart Golf Club on Friday. Last month, Times Sport exclusively revealed that the special golf day would take place to honour Aaron and raise funds for CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young. Aaron, who was a keen

Charity Skins Game in memory of Aaron Lundy

18th September 2009 In memory of Aaron Lundy, three members of the 1996 Ulster Boys team in which Aaron played, battled it out in a Skins game around the fine links course of Portstewart Golf Club to raise money for the Aaron Lundy Memorial Fund in aid of CRY. The players participating in the event included

Stars to play in memorial day for Aaron Lundy

Friends of the late Aaron Lundy are to hold a special day of golf in his honour next month. Aaron, who was a keen footballer and a hugely talented golfer, tragically died of a heart condition following a soccer match in Portstewart ten years ago. The then 19-year-old was one of the country's brightest golfing talents

Northern Ireland Postcard

Today in Belfast, Cardiac Risk in the Young launched its Northern Ireland postcard campaign. The symbolic postcard highlights the deaths of 12 young people from Northern Ireland of undiagnosed fatal heart conditions most of which are genetic. This is the latest leg in CRY’s campaign promoting the value of screening across Northern Ireland and the UK.

Launch of the CRY Screening Service for Northern Ireland

The University of Ulster has teamed up with CRY to launch the first independently funded heart-screening clinic in Northern Ireland. CRY will offer a screening service based at the UU Clinic in the Jordanstown campus. Final-year Clinical Physiology students will have the opportunity to carry out the screenings after initial training from CRY representatives. The new

Sarah Booth

In June 2010 my wife Ita and myself celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary with a long weekend in the beautiful City of Rome. While there we reflected on how sweet our life was and how fortunate we were to have three lovely children in Claire (19), Owen (16) and Sarah (15). However in the weekend following

Aaron Lundy

On Saturday, September 18th 1999 my life changed forever. I received a phone call to come immediately to Coleraine Hospital. When I arrived I was met by the doctor who told me that my youngest son Aaron was dead. Aaron had left home for work at 5am. He returned at 10am and then went to play

Marcella Doherty

Marcella Doherty was only 24 years old when she died of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC. Despite her untimely death being as a result of this undiagnosed killer, Marcella had symptoms in the week prior to her death. Sadly, diagnosis proved inadequate and Marcella was unable to convince the medical establishment about the seriousness of