About the group
We are undertaking various events in 2014, finishing with The Three Peaks Challenge in June 2014, all in support of Cardiac Risk in the Young. Aside from being our comapny's national charity partner for 2014, it’s an extremely worthy cause that the whole team supports and for a couple of members it’s particularly special, as they’re about to tell you…
“Seb was a bright, friendly and athletic teenager, always ready for a challenge and a keen rugby fan. However at the age of fifteen playing rugby he died from a heart defect which could have been prevented. Seb was a friend of mine from school and I would like to raise money in his memory for such a worthwhile charity.” Andrew Thomson.
“I work in our Bristol office where the sudden death of a colleague's son shook us all, it was especially close to me as he was one of my cousin's close friends. He was a very popular student and one that is missed daily by his friends. I would love to complete a tough challenge like the 3 Peaks and raise as much money as we can for CRY to provide more screening device facilities to more locations around the UK ensuring the reduction of cardiac death's in the young.” Kristan Hughes.
“It will be 6 years this March when my cousin Ben died suddenly from a heart condition at the age of 22. There is not a week that goes by where he is not thought about so when CRY was announced as our national charity for 2014 I knew I wanted to contribute as much as I could to try and increase the awareness of this condition and prevent further tragedies that affects so many young people and their families. The 3 peaks challenge would be my chance to do this.” Ross Bird.
“As the mum of a little boy there is nothing I'd like to see more than routine screening facilities for cardiac conditions becoming more widely available. With screening, many treatable conditions would be picked up early and lives saved. I would love to complete the 3 Peaks with my team and raise money for the essential work that CRY do to save lives and support the families that tragically lose a child.” Gem McFadyen.
“I am a part time football coach and cardiac conditions in sport really hit the headlines with the shocking situation of Fabrice Muamba. He literally died on the pitch before being recovered. This charity speaks to me so much in terms of screening children for potential cardiac conditions as I would never want was happended that day to happen to one of the children that I coach.” Gareth Pugh.
Our fundraising page.
Fundraising for Cardiac Risk in the Young
Every week in the UK at least 12 apparently fit and healthy young (35 and under) people die of undiagnosed heart conditions.
CRY strives to prevent these tragedies through:
- Our National Screening Programme
- Funding medical research into young sudden cardiac death
- Developing the CRY Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions and Sports Cardiology
- Raising awareness of the risk of undetected cardiac conditions in young people
CRY also supports young people diagnosed with life-threatening cardiac conditions through:
- the myheart Network
and those affected by young sudden cardiac death by:
- Offering a fast-track expert cardiac pathology service through the CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology
- Providing a Bereavement Support Service
- Providing information and literature free of charge
Homepage of Cardiac Risk in the Young.
Challenge registration number:
This challenge took place on Thursday, 19 June, 2014.
Time completed: 29 hours.
National Three Peaks Challenge
The National Three Peaks Challenge takes in the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales, often in 24 hours.