The family of Dan Parris are holding a charity golf day to raise funds for CRY

Dan Parris was just 23 when he collapsed and died without warning on February 22, 2021.

He had never been diagnosed with any heart conditions and seemed to be in perfect health.

To raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), a charity that helps to raise awareness for young sudden cardiac death, Dan’s family have arranged for a Charity Golf Day to take place at Sedlescombe Golf Club on Sunday (May 1).

His mum, Nicky Parris, said: “We have managed to secure about £1,500 in sponsorship from local businesses in return for an advert on the golf tees plus we hope to have around 70 people playing golf on the day with their £20 fee going straight to CRY.

“A year ago, our whole world was literally torn apart.

“Dan was fit, healthy and doing so well in his career, and had his whole future ahead of him with his beautiful fiancé and daughter.

Every week in the UK, around 12 young people die suddenly from a previously diagnosed heart condition, according to CRY. Of these deaths 80 per cent will occur with no prior symptoms.

Dr Steven Cox, chief executive of CRY, said: “It takes great courage and determination for anyone who has been affected by young sudden cardiac death to be able to see beyond their own situation and to want to raise funds for CRY and prevent other people from ever having to endure the same devastating grief as they have experienced.

“As well as helping to raise vital funds, this event will also raise significant awareness for CRY among the local community and right across the South Coast.

The family also ran in the Hastings half-marathon last month to raise money for the same charity.

Read more