West Bridgford Knights football club raises over £3,000 for CRY in memory of Dylan Rich

The funds will be donated to Cardiac Risk in the Young

A Sunday League football team has raised more than £3,000 in memory of West Bridgford youngster Dylan Rich, who died away after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest whilst playing football last year.

Local side West Bridgford Knights have now decided to take on the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge – climbing Snowdon, Cader Idris, and Pen y Fan in just 24 hours – to raise money and pay tribute to fellow footballer Dylan.

Nine current and former players took to the hills of Wales, completing the gruelling 17-mile hike and 7,657ft ascent in just over 16 hours, with the help of two dedicated drivers. The club’s current fundraising total stands at £3,280, with the funds to be donated to Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), a charity that aims to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths through cardiac screening and research, as well as providing specialist support to affected families.

James Pegg, player and chairman, said: “We are blown away by the support of the local community. The club set out to raise £1,000 from this challenge. To have raised over three times that is incredible. The untimely passing of Dylan is simply devastating. First and foremost, our thoughts are with their families and loved ones.

To donate or to find out more about West Bridgford Knights’ challenge, click here.

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