This memorial fund has been set up by the family to help CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) raise awareness of young sudden cardiac death, support those affected, support CRY’s screening programme and fund research and pathology.
Thomas Edward Bennett (born 25th April 1988, died 11th March 2014). Tom was a budding actor, DJ and comedian and a loyal and loving friend, brother of Georgie Bennett and son of Janie and Jeff Bennett. He was 25 when he passed away from SAD syndrome. Georgie, Janie and Jeff run an annual award night in Tom’s memory at his old drama school, E15 in Loughton – the ‘Tom Bennett Award’ – giving budding young actors a financial boost in a tough industry. They are also committed to spreading awareness about SAD and related heart conditions, particularly among young men, to help prevent other young lives being curtailed. Georgie set up this fund in 2019 to take donations to CRY from friends and family at her wedding to Nans Addor.