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 a write-up of the event on page 20.
On October 6, CRY held its ninth annual Durham Walk. This is a special event for CRY as people have an opportunity to come together, join other families and take part in this memorial walk. Go to page 22 for a full write-up of the day.
To bring October to a close, we held the annual CRY Conference. A host of excellent speakers shared their insight and details of their new research, and plenty of current and former CRY Research Fellows were included. You can read about the conference and the research discussed on page 18.
As always, one of the main highlights for this four-month period was CRY’s annual Raising Awareness Week in November. Our seventh CRY Great Cake Bake raised a fantastic total of over £28,000 (which you can read about on page 25), while our 17th annual CRY Parliamentary Reception brought together some of our Patrons, Ambassadors, supporters and MPs from around the UK. Our speakers all had brilliant messages to share, and CRY’s Chief Executive Dr Steven Cox concluded the evening by addressing the need to establish consistent policy and a national strategy to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths. You can read the event write-up on page 32.
For her column in this issue of the Update, CRY Founder Alison Cox wrote about grandparents’ grief, which can be found on page 14.