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CRY Update 71 September to December 2016 Editor Dr Steven Cox

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Deputy Editor James Slade

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As Deputy Editor of the CRY Update it is my responsibility to put together this newsletter, and ambition that you find all the CRY news, events and fundraising in these pages to be of interest. I always endeavour to ensure the information printed in this newsletter is accurate, but please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you notice something amiss. CRY receives an incredible amount of support and I know occasionally an error will slip through, however any fundraising corrections will be clearly demarcated at the beginning of the subsequent issue’s fundraising section. I would appreciate hearing from you at james@c-r-y.org.uk or on 01737 363222 if you have any feedback or comments regarding previous issues. Thank you for your help.

Contributors Alison Cox MBE Founder

Inside Update 71 Meet Our Representatives News from the Chief Executive Alison’s Column Extra CRY News CRY Screening Report CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology (CRY CCP) Report

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Great North Run 2016 CRY Durham Riverside Walk 2016 CRY Great Cake Bake 2016 CRY Parliamentary Reception 2016 Our Fundraisers Raising Awareness in the Media Report Fundraising Events 2017

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For more details regarding the events shown on the cover, please turn to the corresponding page references below. Images are listed clockwise from top left:

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Vincent Regan and his wife, Amelia Curtis (left), with Barbara Parham’s Suzuki violin group (centre) and Rich Fell (right), page 8

Taz Smith (centre) took part in a charity boxing challenge in memory of Alex Brown, page 35

CRY Consultant Cardiologist Professor Sanjay Sharma and myheart Cardiologist Dr Michael Papadakis attend the 15th Annual CRY Parliamentary Reception, page 28

CRY Founder Alison Cox MBE and Chairman Hugh Mulcahey attend The BGC Charity Day, page 4

British Olympic gold-medallist Colin Jackson interviews CRY runners Richard Boyle, Thomas Wilson and James Peacock at the Great North Run, page 20

Ed Reeves and friends climb Mount Snowdon dressed as characters from Lord of the Rings in memory of Adam Cunliffe, page 41

Victoria Credland took part in “The Big Swim” event in memory of her brother, Richard, page 41

CRY Founder Alison Cox MBE with Jeff Morland and Kevan Jones MP at the 15th Annual CRY Parliamentary Reception, page 28

Children enjoy an afternoon with Francesca’s petting zoo in memory of Rory Embling, page 45

Participants in the 2016 CRY Durham Riverside Walk pose for picture, page 22

The 4th Annual CRY Great Cake Bake raised over £29,000, page 24

Brenda Luckett presents the Martyn Luckett Memorial Trophy to Tom Hooper at their last annual motorcycle trials school, page 57

Terry Cresswell took part in the Robin Hood Half Marathon in memory of Craig Wilson, page 76

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Meet Our Representatives Neil’s university acceptances started coming in after Christmas before his name could be removed from the system. And then the post-mortem. They didn’t know what had caused his death, only that his heart had stopped. The verdict was an open verdict, cause of death unascertained.

Elaine and Ian Ward Representatives in Derbyshire It was Friday, 18 December 1992, our last day before the Christmas holidays: Neil aged 17, Alistair aged 15, my husband Ian at Sheffield University, and myself a teacher. I’d been so proud that day, as I’d taken in some professional photos of us we’d just had taken. Little did I know that I wouldn’t be able to look at those photos again for over six months. Sunday 20 December started as a normal day. We were baking and preparing for Christmas and the boys had put up and decorated the Christmas tree. Neil was leader of the local Venture Scout unit. His applications to university to study geography had all been sent. He went off at about 7pm to the local Scout hut for a meeting. The lads phoned us at about 8pm and said Neil had collapsed. We went down and Neil was lying on the floor, lifeless, being attended to by paramedics. They worked on him for a while and then took him by ambulance to the local hospital. We followed. I felt my knees giving way. This couldn’t be happening.

CRY didn’t exist in 1992. I only found out about it almost 20 years later when after retiring I needed a charity as President of our local Inner Wheel. There was no doubt in my mind what I wanted to do. I googled “Sudden Adult Death” and CRY came up. It was just what I wanted. It was for young people. I could do something local. How I wish I had known about CRY before. I’m sure they would have helped us through those bleak years when we struggled on without any professional help. I’m glad I’m involved with CRY. Raising awareness and screening as many young people in our area as possible is my aim. We’ve had seven local screenings since 2014 and I have four booked, for each of the next four years. This has only been possible because of the tremendous support I am getting from the local community. I have made so many new friends who give up their time willingly to fundraise for me and my old friends are always there. As secretary of our local WI, I have put forward a resolution for a national strategy – so far without success, although it did get to the last eight nationally last year. I am not giving up. I am trying to give as many talks as I can to WI members in different parts of the country. Maybe in a couple of years we can put a WI Resolution to the Government to try and prevent these tragic deaths.

Friends came round the next day. They thought there had been a mistake. Neil (my 17-year-old son) and Ian (my 47-year-old husband). It must be Ian, they thought. 17-yearolds don’t die. My dear friends abandoned their plans for Christmas. Neil’s friends came round every day. The funeral was arranged by the Scout Organisation in Dronfield. I don’t remember much about the planning but I do remember those Scouts, including Alistair, in their well-pressed uniforms lining the route of the coffin from the lych gate to the church door. I shall never forget the sight of Neil’s coffin next to the Christmas tree and crib scene.

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News from the Chief Executive Dr Steven Cox

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September That’s Lancashire speaks to Chris and Julie Smith September 6 Chris and Julie Smith appeared on local TV programme That’s Lancashire to promote a firewalking challenge to be held on September 10 for CRY. The myheart member was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome in 2009, when he was 16. The condition was picked up at a local CRY screening; Chris was a strong swimmer and had no reason to suspect anything was wrong. He subsequently underwent a successful ablation operation to cure the condition.

Our presence was matched by our coverage at the event; before the race, CRY runner and ex-Sunderland footballer Michael Gray was interviewed by Kaiser Chiefs singer Ricky Wilson. Then, post-race, British Olympic goldmedallist Colin Jackson conducted a fantastic interview with CRY runners Richard Boyle, Thomas Wilson and James Peacock. For the article please turn to page 20.

Simon Halliday represents CRY at the BGC Charity Day September 12 The BGC Charity Day is an event held by the brokerage firm every September when all commissions are donated to charity. For the second consecutive year CRY was one of the charities supported and we are very grateful to them for hosting us once more in 2016, as well as to Patron Simon Halliday for representing us again. The 2015 BGC event raised nearly £29,000 for CRY.

Julie said friends and colleagues signed-up for a blind challenge, only to find out they would be walking across hot coals. “I was called a few names,” she joked. The firewalk was in aid of the local Heartfelt group, and went on to raise over £2,000 for the Andrew Parr Memorial Fund. To watch the interview please visit bit.ly/tlc6916cs

Over 70 CRY runners take on the Great North Run September 11 The Great North Run is the most popular half marathon in the world, and CRY is well-represented every year at the event, but 72 CRY runners taking part in 2016 was unprecedented – an amazing team. Thank you to everyone who ran the race for CRY.

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Simon was joined by CRY Founder Alison Cox MBE and Chairman Hugh Mulcahey at the event, as well as two affected RP Martin employees: bereaved father Darren Thompson, whose son Jack died suddenly in December 2014 aged 16; and James Woolward, who was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and had an internal cardioverter defibrillator implanted aged 27. James said he received a lot of information from CRY which really helped him.

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News from the Chief Executive Susy Radio speaks to the Patrick Evans Foundation September 13 Presenter Tess Lewsey invited Louise Evans from the Patrick Evans Foundation to talk about their annual fundraising festival, P4P, and their recent support for CRY. The foundation was set up in memory of Louise’s brother, a sporty young man who tragically died following a skiing accident, and is concerned with issues around health, sport and bereavement. She said they were driven to lend their voice to CRY’s when, “in 2014, a young man who was running for us tragically died from a heart condition. Another young life lost, and our charity obviously already feels very strongly about that with Patrick, and we thought, right, well we need to use this to fundraise, to raise awareness of cardiac failure, particularly in the young.” The foundation had already funded 27-year-old James a 2015 screening day at St George’s Phillips was taking Hospital and was due to hold a part in the Reigate Half local screening later that month in Marathon for the Patrick Evans Foundation when Reigate, which was fully booked. he died Louise said: “It doesn’t cost anything [to attend] because we’ve paid for it, so all that fundraising that people do for us, all the money that was raised at P4P, all that money we’ve then used for this to be free for local people.” Over 100 young people were screened on the day, and we look forward to working with the Patrick Evans Foundation again in the future. You can listen to Louise’s interview at bit.ly/sr13916pe

Viking FM speaks to Rich Fell September 13 Local Hull broadcaster Viking FM spoke to Rich Fell following the tragic death of a former Hull City footballer, Daniel Wilkinson, who collapsed during a cup game for non-League Shaw Lane on September 12. Tragically, the 24-year-old could not be revived. Rich Fell’s 15-year-old son Josh was a huge fan of Hull City when he died in June 2011 during a kick-about with friends, and Rich has since dedicated himself to raising funds for screenings. “If Josh could have had that test he could still be here today.” Admitting that some young people need persuading to take advantage of the tests, Rich said:

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“They’re maybe scared to go because they might find out there’s something wrong and they can never play football again, but you’re better-off knowing. It could maybe save your life.”

WKTV News speaks to Herkimer Generals September 14 Pete McAvoy, from Dundee, was 22 years old and played for the Herkimer College soccer team in New York, USA, when he suffered a fatal cardiac arrest in April 2014. A natural leader, he had captained the team to two consecutive national championships and was named the US coaches’ national college player of the year in 2013. Alicia Daddario from WKTV News in New York State covered the Herkimer Generals’ Pete McAvoy Night, speaking to the coach and players about heart screening. Generals Coach Pepe Aragon, who has stayed in contact with Pete’s family in Scotland, said: “We’re going to raise money through selling these T-shirts that we have here, and it goes to the CRY foundation – that’s really about awareness of heart screening for different heart conditions. We’re going to keep his memory alive. He’s huge in our heart, huge in our family and we always educate players about Pete McAvoy.”

STV News speaks to Laura McArthur September 27 STV News reported on a Glasgow CRY screening funded by the Jodie Muir Memorial Fund and organised by Jodie’s mother, Laura McArthur. Jodie was 16 years old when she died after a party with friends in August 2014. Speaking about the screening, held just over two years since Jodie’s death, Laura said, “I think it’s one of the best things I’ve ever decided to do.” The screening day at East Bank Academy is the first of several events planned. “I need to be active – if I was to sit down I don’t think I’d get back up – so it keeps me going.” Two years earlier, Laura had to fight to quash unfounded speculation Jodie’s death may have been drug-related, adding horrendously to the tragedy. A post-mortem confirmed the cause was sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS); there is a history of long QT syndrome

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News from the Chief Executive in the family. “The government says that there’s not enough deaths – the statistics aren’t enough for them to fund a government-funded programme,” Laura told STV, “but how many more deaths is it going to take?” We believe the first step should be to recognise the prevalence of one of the most common causes of death in young people.

and drew parallels with the widespread outcry after Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba survived a cardiac arrest in 2012, 29-year-old Welsh rugby league player Danny Jones died in 2015, and cricketer James Taylor suddenly retired following his diagnosis in 2016. Shaw Lane have said they will fundraise for screenings in amateur football in response to the tragedy.

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October Over 300 CRY supporters take part in Durham Walk October 1 A big thank you to the many families and friends who took part in our 2016 Durham Walk. An astonishing 313 CRY supporters walked through Durham on October 1, more participants than in any previous year, which was fantastic for a new route right through the city centre. Jeff Morland and Steve Percival were as always hugely helpful in organising the event. It is a brilliant reflection of the dedication of our regular Durham volunteers that so many participants get involved and help raise the awareness. Well done everyone. For the article please turn to page 22.

Interview with BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat October 4 In a BBC Newsbeat report following the September death of Daniel Wilkinson – a 24-year-old footballer for nonLeague Shaw Lane AFC – an audibly distraught Shaw Lane chairman, Craig Wood, related the shock of Daniel’s death: “You expect him just to get up. It became apparent, quite quickly, that it was more severe, because he was motionless on the grass.” I was interviewed for the report, stating that sudden cardiac death is one of the most common causes of death in young people, and if there is a problem, it’s possible for it to be triggered by sport or other lifestyle factors. I also urged anyone to seek referral when there is a family history, exercise-related chest pain or sudden passing-out.

CRY’s National Family Bereavement Support Day was held on October 9 at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham and 17 people registered to attend. CRY Founder Alison Cox MBE took the first group and psychotherapist Alan Jones took the other. Assisting were CRY Bereavement Supporters Ruth Lowe and David Foley (pictured).

CRY International Medical Conference October 14 The CRY Conference takes place every year in Marylebone, London, and brings together experts in the fields of sports cardiology, inherited cardiac diseases and young sudden cardiac death. In 2016 CRY’s Professor Sanjay Sharma and Professor Mary Sheppard were both presenting, joined by the European Society of Cardiology’s Professor Domenico Corrado (Italy) and Professor Mats Börjesson (Sweden). In addition, myheart Cardiologist Dr Michael Papadakis – who is the primary organiser – and 10 current and former CRY Research Fellows presented their latest research. For more information please turn to Research News. Presentation videos are available at www.c-r-y.org.uk/cryinternational-conference

The Radio 1 report repeated our calls for screening in organised sport based on the successful Italian system,

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News from the Chief Executive Andy Scott attends The JD Foundation Charity Ball October 14 CRY Patron Andy Scott was gracious to represent us at a charity ball for the clothing brand JD Sports’ charity foundation, who have pledged their support to CRY in memory of Aaron James Dixon (pictured right) and donated an incredible £50,000 in Aaron’s memory in 2016. Aaron was 23 years old when he suddenly died in September 2011. Aaron’s mum and dad, Deborah and Gary, were joined at Old Trafford by singer Billy Ocean as well as A Question of Sport team captains Phil Tufnell and Matt Dawson. Deborah said: “It was a fantastic night and I would like to thank Andy Scott for taking the time to attend with us to represent CRY, he was really good company.”

ITV News Calendar and BBC Radio Sheffield speak to Heather Reid October 15–19 In wide coverage around a well-publicised screening at Kiveton Park on October 15–16, CRY supporter Heather Reid spoke to ITV News Calendar, BBC Look North, BBC East Midlands Today as well as BBC Radio Sheffield about screening young people for heart conditions. Adjacent to the familiar, disappointing rhetoric from the UK National Screening Committee, Heather struck a progressive tone as she told interviewers there should be a national strategy to tackle undiagnosed heart conditions. In a long segment, Radio Sheffield’s Paulette Edwards invited Heather to talk about her daughter Alex (pictured with Alex’s dad, John), who was 16 years old when she died suddenly in June 2012. Heather said that Alex was very fit and she held the beep test record at school; there was never a sign or symptom of a heart condition.

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She said the memorial fund in Alex’s name will have paid for the screening of around 700 young people after the screening that day, only possible because of the generosity of friends and family putting on fundraising events. Paulette asked: “Do you think people are finding out about this through the fundraising, do you think that’s what it does?” “Partly, I think it’s a ripple effect,” Heather replied. “There isn’t a government initiative.”

Speaking to Alan Dolby of Radio Wey 22 October I sat down with Radio Wey’s Alan Dolby for nearly a full hour on his breakfast show to talk about why CRY was founded, what we have learned about the conditions that can cause young sudden cardiac deaths since then, and what we as a charity are trying to do about preventing them. This was a fantastic opportunity to go beyond the key messages I try to get out in the time afforded by five or ten minute interview segments, going into detail on the key issues that we are trying to make progress on. Alan was running the Great South Run the next day for CRY along with Team KC, in memory of Kris Cook, who tragically collapsed and died cycling in the summer of 2014. I said that the core aim of founding CRY was to support and inform the families affected, and described how as the organisation has grown we have been able to offer help in a number of ways, from our bereavement support service to comprehensive medical information to fast, expert pathology. I spoke in depth about the accuracy and growing availability of cardiac testing, including CRY’s regular clinic at St George’s. I also highlighted which symptoms should be taken seriously by listeners and how they can find nearby CRY screenings if they want to be tested, as well as confronting some of the issues raised recently in the media; the incidence of wellpublicised sudden cardiac arrest in organised sport, and the essential necessity of both defibrillators in public spaces and CPR training.

Vincent Regan announced as CRY Patron October 31 We are proud to announce that Vincent Regan, the actor bestknown for Hollywood blockbusters including

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News from the Chief Executive 300 and Troy, is our latest CRY Patron in recognition of his support of CRY’s work and ongoing awareness-drive – as well as the personal support he has shown the Fell family from Hornsea since hearing about the tragic death of their 15-year-old son, Josh. Vincent first became involved with CRY in autumn 2015 after putting on a gala performance of the play A Steady Rain at the East Riding Theatre, raising almost £9,000 for CRY. Vincent said: “As a parent my heart goes out to all those who have had their sons and daughters taken from them. I will continue to support CRY in the work they are doing to detect, prevent and protect our young people dying needlessly from undiagnosed cardiac conditions.” Vincent appeared on BBC Radio Humberside, the same week he was announced a CRY Patron, to promote a Suzuki violin fundraising event to be held at the East Riding Theatre the following Sunday. Committing to raising awareness, Vincent communicated the scale and urgency of the risks posed to young people by undetected heart conditions.

playing football for Holland FC. Issues highlighted during an in-depth, productive discussion included screening, teaching CPR in schools and the availability of community defibrillators at sports grounds and other public places. “Yes, it’s really important for every young person to know CPR before they leave school, and for there to be defibs everywhere,” I confirmed. It was a particularly helpful opportunity to restate CRY’s support for CPR and defibrillator initiatives, while explaining the reason we don’t split our funding in pursuit of these projects: “From CRY’s perspective, we want to identify these people prior to a cardiac arrest.” A caller who has been in touch with CRY in the past said that her daughter was 18 when she died two and a half years earlier – the same age as Jack. Diane’s daughter, Rachael, had a sudden cardiac arrest at home and tragically died. I was glad to hear that Diane felt CRY’s support had been a great help since then, and that our pathology service had conducted the post-mortem since family testing is so important. Our awareness campaigns are making a difference – GPs have heard of us, coroners have heard of us – and it means we are reaching families who can use our expertise.

ITV News Anglia speaks to family of Jack Atkinson November 16

Vincent Regan and his wife, Amelia Curtis (left), with Barbara Parham’s Suzuki violin group and Rich Fell (right)

The Fell family are due to hold their annual screening in Hornsea in May and Vincent urged parents to take advantage. “It’s very important that you get your kids tested if they’re teenagers going into young adulthood because these things do not need to be undetected.” For the ITV report about the event, speaking to Rich Fell, please visit bit.ly/itv4916jf

Interview with BBC Radio Essex November 15 Ronnie Barbour of BBC Radio Essex invited me on to the programme to discuss undiagnosed heart conditions and ways to prevent tragedies like that suffered by the local community in the previous two days. The interview was arranged following the tragic death of Clacton 18-yearold Jack Atkinson that weekend, who had collapsed

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Jack Atkinson died on Sunday 13 November playing for Holland FC, aged 18, and his family spoke to ITV in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy. “He lived, breathed – and died – playing football,” they said. According to the report, with half an hour played Jack told a teammate that he was feeling dizzy and his leg had begun to hurt. Then he suddenly collapsed, and he later died in hospital. The report said that every week in the UK at least 12 young people die from undiagnosed cardiac conditions, before I briefly spoke about signs and symptoms that should prompt referral to a cardiologist, and about screening. Jack’s family, as well as Holland FC, have said they want to fundraise following Jack’s death – making the same positive decision in the face of tragedy as the Wilkinson family and Shaw Lane FC, following the death of 24-year-old Daniel Wilkinson on September 12.

Rupert and Stephanie Hunter honoured as Points of Light November 16 We were delighted to learn that Stephanie and Rupert Hunter were to be honoured as Points of Light for their work to establish an expert pathology centre in the UK,

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News from the Chief Executive dedicated to ascertaining the cause of death when a young person suffers a sudden cardiac arrest. It cannot be overstated how important the CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology has been to families affected by young sudden cardiac death. The incredible support from Steph, Rupert and all of their family and friends who have helped CRY in memory of Howard and Sebastian has resulted in over 1,500 families receiving expert advice on the cause of death. In the past, families would have to wait for up to two years to know the cause of death, but thanks to this pioneering service that was established due to Rupert and Steph’s determination and ongoing commitment to CRY, it now takes just two weeks.

getting everybody screening, it’s making parents aware that this charity exists, that these problems exist, and you have a choice, and you can get your child screened.” Sue had arranged the latest local screening weekend which was held only the week before, with more booked in 2017 and 2018. She stressed the painless nature of the tests and promised there is no blood and no needles, before urging anyone with children aged 14 or older to consider registering them for an appointment.

National myheart Meeting November 20 Stephanie’s eldest son, 15-year-old Sebastian English, died of the same condition as his father a decade later, due to incorrect pathology following Howard’s death in 1993

The service not only provides bereaved families with information about how their tragedy could have happened, but it also enables all first-degree blood relatives to be referred and offered clinical tests to see if they may also be at risk of having the same genetic condition. On behalf of everyone at CRY I would like to thank Rupert and Steph for everything they have done to help and support other bereaved families as they seek answers in the face of such devastating grief.

Redshift Radio speaks to Sue Dewhirst November 18 The Charities Today programme on RedShift Radio invited Sue Dewhirst to talk about the fourth anniversary of her ongoing “CRY for Matthew” campaign. It was set up following the sudden death of her son, Matthew (pictured with Sue), who collapsed playing rugby in July 2012 aged 17. CRY for Matthew’s first event was in October 2012, a sponsored row for CRY with lots of Matthew’s friends involved. The Shropshire initiative has gone from strength to strength with balls and auctions and the support of local football clubs. Sue said that she would have had Matthew screened had she known about CRY, and that it is awareness which is the biggest obstacle to progress. “It’s not just a case of

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There were 17 people Dr Papadakis and members of myheart at the CRY registered to Parliamentary Reception 2016 attend the second national myheart meeting of 2016. The day began with an informal chat with CRY Founder Alison Cox, giving members the chance to introduce themselves and share their experiences. After lunch, myheart Cardiologist Dr Michael Papadakis offered the opportunity for those attending to informally discuss any of their medical queries.

BBC Radio Solent speaks to Graham Hunter November 20 The week before the CRY Great Cake Bake, BBC Radio Solent’s Nick Girdler interviewed Graham Hunter about the sudden death of 22-yearold Claire (pictured). He explained: “[CRY is] a charity which we support after the death of our daughter Claire, who sadly passed away in March 2013. Cardiac Risk in the Young is a charity that’s been running since 1995, and their objective is to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrests in healthy young people – young people who have exhibited, in most cases, no prior symptoms.” Claire, newly married, was at a spa weekend for a friends’ hen party when she reported feeling unwell and suddenly died. Graham said, “It’s an absolute shock, the tsunami of emotion that you’re left with is absolutely immense.” He gave a great overview of the breadth of CRY’s services, from bereavement counselling to screening for people aged 14 to 35 to cardiology research, before advertising when and where to find his ever-successful Botley fundraising event for CRY Raising Awareness Week.

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News from the Chief Executive CRY Parliamentary Reception November 23 I was delighted to be joined by Eastleigh MP Mims Davies, our brilliant new Patrons Jack Clifford and Vincent Regan, CRY Chairman Hugh Mulcahey and CRY Consultant Cardiologist Professor Sanjay Sharma in speaking at the CRY Parliamentary Reception 2016. The event was centred on CRY’s campaign to build parliamentary support for a National Strategy for the Prevention of Young Sudden Cardiac Death, and we were extremely successful on the night, with lots of those MPs attending taking a photo with their constituents and pledging “to help save young lives”.

Our speakers were excellent, with Mims, Jack and Vincent delivering a powerful call to action as they spoke of the Clockwise from top left: speakers Mims Davies MP, affected families CRY Chairman Hugh Mulcahey, CRY Patron Jack they know Clifford, CRY Consultant Cardiologist Professor Sanjay Sharma and CRY Patron Vincent Regan personally, and Hugh and Sanjay presenting their expert insight into the progress made and challenges ahead. We were also grateful for the support on the night of Patrons Bill Neely (who ran the Virgin Money London Marathon for us yet again in 2016) and Pat Jennings OBE KSG. We were joined by many supporters in Parliament, including Kevan Jones MP, Dr John Pugh MP, Andy Burnham MP and Mike Gapes MP. For more information please see the article on page 28.

ITV News Meridian speaks to the parents of Ben Hammond November 24 Ben Hammond (pictured), a 15-yearold boy from Kent, was taken ill and went to hospital with his parents, Stephen and Sheralyn, in July 2016.

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Despite answering questions and chatting for around three hours, Ben suddenly suffered a cardiac arrest at hospital while doctors were running tests. Tragically, he could not be resuscitated by the staff. Stephen and Sheralyn were told that Ben had a congenital problem with his coronary arteries which had eventually caused his death as he grew older. They have since set up a memorial fund in Ben’s memory. “If it would prevent one other death that would mean the world to us,” they said. For the report please visit bit.ly/itv241116bh

CRY Great Cake Bake raises over £29,000 and counting November 25 A big thank you to everyone who took part in the CRY Great Cake Bake in 2016, which gets bigger and better every year – over 100 signed up for the information packs and there have been lots of new names amongst the fundraisers, joining the many CRY supporters who put on fantastic events every November. For details of the events and a selection of photos, plus the winners of our competition for recipe books kindly donated by celebrity cooks Mary Berry and John Torode, please see the article on page 24.

December BBC Radio Tees Breakfast speaks to Dawn Iverson December 7 Dawn Iverson spoke to Neil Green and Amy Oakden on BBC Radio Tees Breakfast about the sudden death of her brother, Anthony (pictured). He died 14 years previously in September 2002, aged 14. Dawn described how the cause of her brother’s death was finally given as “unascertained” at an inquest after waiting 19 months. Recently, Dawn decided to raise money with some help from family and friends by recording a song she had written shortly after Anthony died, with all proceeds

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News from the Chief Executive going to CRY. In an emphasis of the vital importance of expert cardiac pathology, Dawn said his heart wasn’t sent off for proper testing at the time and it is still unknown why Anthony died. Speaking of the 14year grief, she said: “It’s like, everything’s fine, and then all of a sudden somebody drops a great big bomb in the middle of everybody and we’re all shattered into pieces, and you can never put yourself back together in the same way again. We’re just picking up the pieces, and even just talking about it now – releasing this song and talking about it – is bringing it all back again.” To purchase Dawn’s single please visit www.c-r-y.org.uk/ heartbeat-single-dawn-iverson

BBC Radio Bristol speaks to Isabelle Peters December 14 Classical soprano Isabelle Peters survived a sudden cardiac arrest aged 21, and described her experience three years later to Laura Rawlings on BBC Radio Bristol. “I was doing a martial art – capoeira. Really fit, eating really well, and juggling my degree as well – and had no idea that this would happen. Just went into a class and had a cardiac arrest.” She had never been in hospital before or had a serious illness, and again and again, it’s this message which is so important – 80% of young people will have no prior warning of a heart condition before a cardiac arrest. “I think I’m still actually coming to terms with it because I still lead a very active life and I carry on doing the things I love to do, and because I wasn’t there and I didn’t experience it consciously, it’s kind of removed from me.” Isabelle was fitted with an internal cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), “my guardian angel”, to restart her heart in case of another attack. “It is slightly raised and I do have a scar there, but it’s a small price to pay.” Her next fundraiser for CRY would be held that month in Bristol, “Christmas at the Mansion House”, featuring her vocal talents as well as those of celebrated baritone James Newby.

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CRY Christmas Message December 15/19

For my end of year message, I wanted to summarise just what a promising year 2016 was for CRY, from our BBC Lifeline appeal reaching over a million people in February, to the 300th member of our myheart Network, to testing another 23,000 people for life-threatening conditions. We are very proud that over 84p of every pound donated to CRY goes to support our key aims, making all of this possible, and the progress we are making is every CRY supporter’s too. For those families affected by young sudden cardiac death, the Christmas period is not a time to celebrate the year past, but to cope with the impossible difficulty of the season. Alison offered our assurance that we have resources available which might help, and we can always be contacted – even if the office is closed we will pick up your message when it reopens. Please remember you can leave a message with us at any time and we will always endeavour to respond as best we can.

Spire Radio speaks to Annamarie VickersSkidmore December 29 myheart member Annamarie Vickers-Skidmore visited North Derbyshire’s Spire Radio to talk to presenter Hannah Owen about her charity pocketbook of poems. Annamarie described a diagnosis of heart block aged four-and-a-half; she was rushed to hospital and subsequently fitted with a pacemaker. Annamarie has since published seven books of poetry, including Heartfelt Thoughts, with all proceeds to CRY. For Annamarie’s interview please visit bit.ly/sr291216avs, or to purchase the pocketbook visit www.c-r-y.org.uk/heartfeltthoughts-annamarie-vickersskidmore

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Alison’s Column Screening and its central importance to CRY I first discussed cardiac screening for fit and healthy young people in 1993 with Professor Bill McKenna following family tests – before I had started my counselling training or had any thoughts of CRY. My background was in tennis and Professor McKenna Alison Cox MBE was very interested in the CRY Founder prospect of screening the top tennis players. I knew Jeremy Bates (who later became CRY‘s first Patron) who was extremely supportive, and wrote to every ranked British player encouraging them to take the opportunity of being screened at the imminent National Tennis Championships. It had recently shocked the UK tennis world when a very fit 18-year-old leading Welsh junior had dropped dead, at his home, as he stood up to turn on his TV. Although some of the young players were ambivalent about the screening, their coaches ensured they all took the opportunity offered. Not only were the coaches supportive, as well as Jeremy, but also the new Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) medical director, Dr Michael Turner, who gave me great encouragement and said that he would definitely introduce screening into the junior programme. BBC Breakfast filmed both British No 1 players; Jeremy, and Jo Drurie, being tested at the Nationals, which sparked major interest in the initiative, creating press and media coverage and further requests for screening. We had secured the interest of Acuson to provide their technicians – free – for our burgeoning screening programme, and who were also prepared to deliver an Acuson echocardiogram to any event without charge. The echo was crucial for the follow-up tests on those young people at our events who showed an abnormality. In the 1990s cardiologists were just beginning to take a significant interest in the heart muscle conditions of the left and right ventricle (called cardiomyopathies), and technician Annette Jones became increasingly Professor Bill McKenna committed to helping us,

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not only sacrificing her weekends to our screenings but also securing a 25% reduction in the amount required to purchase CRY’s first echocardiogram. It was a key factor in our first successful purchase, and it was only years later that I learnt that this “cost reduction” was in fact her personal bonus. With Jeremy Bates’ support, and most crucially that of Sue Wostenholme, Director of Junior Tennis, I organised a time-consuming but successful “skipathon” for the junior tennis players, inviting all tennis-interested organisations to donate a prize. This list of Annette Jones conducting an ultrasound; it was (100!) prizes was recognised that the echocardiogram was an circulated with essential component of a cardiac screening programme, following up abnormal ECGs and the entry forms vastly reducing false-positives and the deal was that those that skipped for longest (witnessed on the submitted form by an adult) were, in order of merit, able to choose their prize. The response was brilliant and we raised £10,000 which secured the down payment on “Annette’s” echocardiogram. I made an agreement with Professor McKenna that the screening team could use our echo machine for our weekend screenings, and he could use it during the week for his “sudden death clinic” at St George’s. Thus St George’s became the first hospital in the country to have a dedicated facility for dealing with young sudden cardiac death. Tennis was the catalyst for what became the CRY screening programme’s development. A lot of interest was generated and it was not difficult to get local media coverage for screenings. This helped to raise awareness of young sudden cardiac death and attracted support from those affected. I was encouraged to formalise the programme by starting a charity but there was fierce opposition from many doctors who were concerned about the potential accuracy of the tests, and fearful of being asked to refer young people through. And then John Marshall died. On Caps Day. Aged 16. 10 days before he was due to get screened by Everton FC.

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Alison’s Column A handsome, popular, brilliant young player and athlete, John was a key member of the national junior football squad and had just been signed by Everton. His mother’s concern at what appeared to be his deteriorating fitness during the matches she watched had been dismissed as “a growth spurt” by the Football Association medical officer at Lilleshall, where the boys lived, trained, and went to school. The family learnt of our work and CRY was launched on BBC National News, with John’s mother Maureen giving an unforgettably moving interview. Bereaved families found that having a community screening in memory of their child was very rewarding. This was funded by local events which not only raised money and media coverage, but also helped family and friends grieve. It meant that local people could begin to understand what had so suddenly killed the fit and healthy young person in their midst. Only the Italian doctors supported what we were doing. The Italians had instigated a national screening programme 15 years previously for any young person who represented their school, club or region and were my inspiration in my darkest moments. They were always baffled by the opposition we faced (and sometimes still do…!) from English doctors. Screening fed research, and our big breakthrough came when Professor McKenna selected Sanjay Sharma as one of his research fellows. Sanjay began working closely with us, attending our screenings, quickly recognising common abnormalities and making progress in sports cardiology. Understanding the more challenging “athlete’s heart”

facilitated the diagnosis of the hearts of less active, more physically normal, young people. The programme gathered momentum with Sanjay’s support, and when Steve joined us in 2001, he took the screening programme to another level. It was screening that had saved Steve. He had intended to have a career in tennis, and immediately responded to working in tandem with Sanjay to formalise the screening and research programme, which went from strength to strength and became a platform for critical, unique research. I have found reminiscing to be unproductively hazardous and am cautious of indulging, but on reading our early Updates it is extraordinary to be reminded that since that first 1993 screening in the players’ hotel during the Nationals at Telford, we have now screened over 120,000 young people and saved hundreds of young lives. Our screening team used to be Annette and co., but now consists of eight administrators based at the CRY office as well as three screening event managers and three drivers. Our eight CRY Research Fellows share a rota so we have a doctor attending all screenings. They are based at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, taking clinics in the CRY Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions and Sports Cardiology. Parked outside our offices are the five CRY screening vans that facilitate the programme. Our medical team is drawn from the 100 physiologists that are currently working to full capacity. Professor Sanjay Sharma has followed in his mentor’s footsteps and is himself now a highly regarded world expert with an international reputation. There is no better illustration of this than his February 2017 screening recommendations, “the culmination of two decades of research”, published simultaneously in two international heart journals; the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) and the European Heart Journal. Sanjay urges that, ”for the first time ever, our studies also now represent an international consensus”. We are getting ever closer to our longtime ambition of developing a national programme, making screening available to every region in the country. Currently subsidised by CRY, it must now be made sustainable so that we will have the funds to invest in more staff and CRY Research Fellows to maintain the steady expansion of the programme. We look forward to the time when young people will be including it as part of their health check, and asking each other “have you been screened yet?”

Professor Sanjay Sharma’s early work alongside CRY developed the screening model which now tests over 20,000 young people a year in the UK

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Extra CRY News

CRY Christmas cards Yet again it was an amazing year for CRY Christmas cards, raising over £18,500 for CRY’s core funding initiatives for the second year. Over 5,300 packs were sold!

eBay for Charity CRY supporters raised £877.49 through eBay for Charity in 2016. If you would like to raise funds for CRY through eBay then please visit pages.ebay. co.uk/ebayforcharity/index. html

easyfundraising During 2016, CRY supporters raised £409.43 by shopping and searching online with easyfundraising. You can raise money for CRY while shopping online through easyfundraising.org. uk/causes/cry

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We would like to say a huge thank you to CRY volunteer Janette Pollard on the Christmas card committee. Each year the committee carefully selects the new designs. In 2016 we had a wide range of designs, offering specially commissioned cards from Impress Publishing and Oak Publishing along with several winter scenes painted by CRY supporter John Bennett in memory of his daughter, Laura. CRY had a selection of cards in the following shops: • Cards For Good Causes, Harpenden, Hertfordshire • Cards For Good Causes, Leatherhead, Surrey • Cards For Good Causes, Chelsea, London • Ealing Charity Card Shop, London • A Cut Above hair salon, Ealing, London We would like to say a huge thank you to our supporters who donated their time to help sell CRY Christmas cards in shops: Carol Finch; Frances Presley; Carl and Eunice Johnson and Janette Pollard (Cards for Good Causes shops); Kitty Hartnell (Ealing Charity Card Shop); and Anna Aristodemou (A Cut Above hair salon). We would also like to thank all those who sold CRY Christmas cards on our behalf this year. We really appreciate the time you have spent selling these amongst your friends and relatives and at various fundraising events. Thank you to everyone who purchased cards, helping to make this another successful year for this very popular initiative. The new designs for 2017 will be available to purchase later on this year.

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CRY Screening Report Between September and December 2016 CRY screened over 6,000 people, mostly through family memorial screenings. At our regular CRY clinics 1,042 young people were screened. Clinics were held at Noble’s Hospital, Isle of Man (funded by Craig’s Heartstrong Foundation); and in London at the CRY Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions and Sports Cardiology at St George’s Hospital (two funded by the Bailey Will Trust, five funded by the Tom Clabburn and Claire Prosser Memorial Fund). Sports screenings included: Bristol City FC, Welsh Rugby Union, Yorkshire Carnegie RUFC, Leicester Tigers RUFC, Rugby Football League, London Broncos RLFC, Leeds Rhinos RLFC, Wigan Warriors RLFC, Featherstone Rovers RLFC, SKY Cycling, Bath EIS, Lee Valley EIS, England Cricket Performance Squad and the Lawn Tennis Association. A total of 699 athletes were screened. At 27 family memorial screenings 3,764 people were screened. These were held in memory of Andrew Macleod (Isle of Lewis), Daniel Hughes (Stoke-on-Trent), Jordan Burndred (Biddulph), Mark Hancock (Stoke-onTrent), Lewis Marsh (Surrey), Robert Poysor (Worcestershire), Jodie Muir (Glasgow), Jenny Bucknell (Gloucester),

Ben Daniels (Bromley), Graham Cataldo Davies (Buckinghamshire), Claire Reed (Hampshire), Alex Reid (Sheffield), Andrew Gard (Colchester), Sara Pilkington (Durham), Ian Bowen and Leon Ashley Manners (Tees Valley), Tom Clabburn and Claire Prosser (Ealing), Debbie Rendle (Cornwall), James Nicholas (St Helens), Matthew Dewhirst (Cheshire), Paul Sheridan (Derbyshire), Harry Faulkner (Hertfordshire), Dale Tennent-Butler (Hertfordshire), Yasmin Caldera (Portsmouth) and Adam Lewis (Cheshire). A total of 589 young people were screened at six school screenings, which were held at Cheltenham School, Gloucestershire; New Hall School, Essex; Ashlyns School, Herfordshire; Hugh Christie Technology College (funded by the Football Fightback Fund), Kent; St Olave’s Grammar School, Kent; and Reading School, Berkshire. At three further private screenings 315 young people were screened. These were held at Reed Cricket Club, Hertfordshire; Old Reigatians RFC (funded by the Patrick Evans Foundation), Surrey; and Knutsford Methodist Church, Cheshire.

What happens at a screening? The basic test is an electrocardiogram (ECG) which is a simple non-invasive and painless test that examines the electrical activity within the heart. Small stickers are placed at strategic points on the chest, arms and legs. Flexible leads (called electrodes) that extend from the ECG machine are then attached to these stickers. The electrical rhythm of the heart is recorded and printed out. This part of the process only takes two to three minutes to perform. The ECG printout is then reviewed by a doctor in conjunction with a personal and family history questionnaire. If a more detailed image is needed (about 5–10% of individuals), an echocardiogram can be taken – this is similar to the ultrasound scan that is used for a pregnant woman to check the health of her baby. Soundwaves echo against various parts of the heart and they are recorded on a screen. This provides a detailed picture of the heart’s structure and how well it is functioning. This takes about 30 minutes to perform. The screening programme is under the aegis of Professor Sanjay Sharma.

The CRY National Screening Programme is supported by the CRY Research Fellowship Programme. In 2016, the following ringfenced funds made significant contributions to support CRY’s research team at St George’s Hospital. • The Nathan Butler Memorial Fund

• The Jannik Lam Memorial Fund

• The Rebecca Phillips Memorial Fund

• The Matthew Cragg Memorial Fund

• The Alan Lumley Memorial Fund

• The Josh Fell Memorial Fund

• The Andrew Macleod Memorial Fund

• The Hannah Turberville Memorial Fund

• The Stewart Howard Memorial Fund

• The Lewis Marsh Memorial Fund

• The Joe Kellogg Memorial Fund

• The David Moss Memorial Fund

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• The Northern Ireland Memorial Fund • The West Midlands ECG Memorial Fund

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CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology (CRY CCP) Report Professor Mary Sheppard, Consultant Cardiac Pathologist

Eleni Konstantinou, Laboratory Technician Khari Edwards, Laboratory Technician

The CRY pathology laboratory is a national sudden death laboratory with a national database on young sudden cardiac deaths. Both Eleni Konstantinou and Khari Edwards, our laboratory bioscientists, are now very experienced in handling the heart cases referred to us. We have developed highly specific procedures in accordance with the human tissue authority rules. We had 66 cases from September to December 2016 which is a decrease from 74 cases during the same period in 2015. There is an excellent turnaround time for issuing a report to the coroner with an average of 11 days in 2016. We also obtained consent to retain tissues for research in 50% of the cases referred to us, which is valuable for forming a biobank for research into the causes of sudden cardiac death in the future. We also collected genetic material in 30 cases.

Visitors We have established the unit as an international training centre for cardiac and forensic pathologists: • We collaborate with Professor Robert Anderson and cardiac anatomist Dr Bjarke Jensen from Amsterdam on cardiac anatomy. We will be collaborating on

research into congenital cardiac anomalies which can cause sudden cardiac death. • We are also collaborating with Dr Sherif Hosney and Dr Nidhi Sofat on inflammation in joints which can affect the cardiovascular system, increasing the risk of ischaemic heart disease. • Received visitors from histopathologist Professor Sebastian Lucas of St Thomas’ Hospital, who requests Professor Sheppard’s opinion on complex autopsy cases of cardiac disease. Invited Lectures/Meetings • Invited speaker on Irish medical achievements in the UK at the Embassy of Ireland, London, in November. • Invited speaker on the ethics of obtaining genetic material at autopsy at the Boucher Foundation, Geneva, in November. • Invited speaker at an Anglo-Israel meeting, Tel Aviv, in December. Awards Professor Sheppard nominated President of the Association for European Cardiovascular Pathology (AECVP) at their biannual meeting, Cologne, in October.

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Research News CRY International Medical Conference 2016 The CRY International Medical Conference takes place every year in London after the main British and European cardiology meetings in the summer, and narrows the focus to inherited arrhythmias, cardiomyopathies and other conditions causing young sudden cardiac death. The 11th CRY Conference – and the first to charge for attendance – took place on Friday 14 October 2016, with 88 medical professionals signed up for a day of presentations and case studies delivered by doctors at the frontier of the prevention of young sudden cardiac death. The meeting is organised by CRY Consultant Cardiologist Professor Sanjay Sharma and myheart Cardiologist Dr Michael Papadakis, who had continued to publish far-reaching papers alongside the CRY Research Fellows throughout 2016. Research presented at the CRY Conference often goes on to form the basis of the next ground-breaking studies from the CRY Research Group, and many of the CRY Fellows will hope to see their work make a big impact on our understanding of inherited cardiac conditions in 2017. Presenters included current and former CRY Fellows as well as two of their most prominent European colleagues; Professors Domenico Corrado and Mats Börjesson. St George’s Hospital consultant and inherited cardiac condition specialist Dr Maite Tome, consultant and former Real Madrid team physician Dr Luis Serratosa and CRY Chief Executive Dr Steven Cox chaired sessions and helped to field questions throughout the day.

Dr Michael Papadakis described the characteristics of left ventricular hypertrophy

Dr Papadakis welcomed the attendees and introduced former CRY Fellow Dr Sabiha Gati, who gave an overview of current guidelines for assessing the aortic root of athletes. A dilated, or widened, aortic root (where the main artery to supply the body with blood joins the heart) can indicate the potential for a dangerous rupture in the wall of the artery. Dr Gati explained the advice for recommendations she drew from the results of a CRY study comparing athletes, controls and patients diagnosed with Marfan syndrome – a genetic disorder which can weaken the aorta. Graduating CRY Fellow Dr Lynne Millar followed with her results on the effectiveness of echocardiography in the diagnosis of athletes with possible dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). DCM is the pathological enlargement of the left ventricle of the heart, affecting the heart’s ability to pump blood. Dr Millar concluded that exercise echocardiography was an inexpensive and practical tool for identifying DCM in athletes. Dr Abbas Zaidi, another former CRY Fellow, moved discussion to the right ventricle with an explanation of his 2015 guidelines to help physicians discriminate between arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) and athlete’s heart. An enlarged right ventricle and ECG anomalies called T wave inversions are both relatively common in athletes, and a feature of ARVC – which is one of the most common causes of sudden death in sport.

Professor Domenico Corrado highlighted features of arrhythmias on the ECG

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Research News on the usefulness of demographics including sex, race and body size in making a diagnosis, a focus of current CRY research. To close the session, Professor Domenico Corrado offered his unparalleled experience on interpreting the athlete’s ECG. Professor Corrado leads research on athletic screening and young sudden deaths in the Padova region of Italy and is a vocal advocate of the benefits of screening young athletes prior to clearance for competitive sport. He has attended the CRY Conference every year for a decade. After a break, CRY Research Fellow Dr Gherardo Finocchiaro outlined the problems of ascertaining the scale and causes of sudden death in sport, introducing his 2016 CRY research on the aetiology, or causes, of these deaths. He emphasised the importance of a specialist cardiac pathologist, in this case CRY’s Professor Mary

Professor Mary Sheppard illustrated the pathology of heart valve conditions

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Dr Abbas Zaidi defined the indicators of a diseased right ventricle in both the general population and athletic hearts

Sheppard, in identifying the cause of death. Amongst the most important findings was the prevalence of sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS). Professor Sheppard herself followed Dr Finocchiaro by beginning with a full explanation of UK coroners’ referral procedure after a young sudden death, with the family’s consent sought before sending the heart to the CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology (CRY CCP) and a remarkable case turnaround of two weeks. Professor Sheppard explained that with annual referrals to the CRY CCP in the hundreds, she now considers it to be a truly national service, and the central database an invaluable resource for the future. She continued with a presentation on valve disease, which is the cause of 3% of sudden cardiac deaths she receives. CRY Research Fellow Dr Aneil Malhotra presented on the adolescent athletes’ ECG, pointing out that ECG guidelines are based on studies of adults despite adolescents making up the biggest group of exercising individuals. In a large study of teenage footballers he found that contemporary guidelines were applicable to adolescent athletes; by incorporating a consideration of juvenile heart patterns into the CRY refined criteria, the false-positive rate falls well within an acceptable range for a screening programme.

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Research News Professor Mats Börjesson outlined detailed recommendations for responding to cardiac arrest on the field

CRY’s Dr Harshil Dhutia examined ECG screening costs in a crucial study, drawing attention to a 21% reduction in the cost of screening athletes due to the development of new ECG criteria. Dr Dhutia also highlighted the ineffectiveness of testing the small minority of cases that present through symptoms or family history, in comparison to the vast majority whose heart conditions are silent and undiagnosed. He also advocated primary prevention – screening – to be utilised in tandem with reactive measures such as the installation of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at sporting venues. On this topic, Swedish expert Professor Mats Börjesson outlined the practicalities of putting theory into practice when a cardiac arrest spontaneously occurs during a sporting event, establishing the crucial components of a medical action plan incorporating equipment, personnel and procedure so sporting organisations can protect athletes – and the spectators in the stands – from sudden cardiac events. In the penultimate presentation, CRY Consultant Cardiologist Professor Sanjay Sharma discussed whether exercise itself can be harmful. He stressed the vast benefits to the heart from moderate or even light exercise, and explained that there is no convincing evidence high-intensity exercise is harmful to the heart in the absence of a preexisting condition.

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Case studies on cardiomyopathy and structural disease followed lunch, with two cases of patients’ showing signs of potential heart muscle disorders from CRY Research Fellow Dr Keerthi Prakash, and a third from CRY Fellow Dr Stathis Papatheodorou. Dr Papatheodorou’s case of a 27-year-old woman with a clearly abnormal cardiac MRI highlighted the importance of taking a family medical history to spur thorough checks; the patients’ brother had died aged 16 from suspected myocarditis but the family were not tested for inherited cardiac disease at the time.

CRY’s Dr Bode Ensam and Dr Andrew D’Silva, as well as brand-new St George’s fellow Dr Chris Miles, tested the audience with difficult cases of suspected electrical heart disease. Dr Ensam memorably pointed to a medical release form throughout his presentation on a cyclist with borderline indicators of arrhythmia, repeatedly asking the audience: “Would you sign the release now? Or more tests?” Professor Sanjay Sharma closed another CRY Conference to loud applause by thanking the CRY staff and conference sponsors at the event. He added: “I know I learned a little bit. I hope you learned a lot.” For videos of all the presentations from the CRY Conference visit www.c-r-y.org.uk/cry-internationalconference

Professor Sanjay Sharma summarised existing evidence of the benefits and potential harms of intense exercise

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Great North Run 2016

Congratulations and a huge thank you to the 72 CRY runners who took part in the Great North Run for CRY on Sunday 11 September 2016. This was CRY’s biggest team yet! The atmosphere was brilliant, as it always is at the largest half marathon in the world. Kenyan Vinian Cheruiyot won the women’s race for the first time, while Mo Farah won the men’s for the third year in a row! It was so lovely to meet 49 CRY runners back at the charity marquee – we were very pleased to be able to congratulate so many of our participants in person. Colin Jackson, Olympic gold and silver medallist hurdler, interviewed CRY runners Richard Boyle, Thomas Wilson and James Peacock for the BBC. Once again, we would like to thank each and every one of our runners for their huge efforts in completing the half marathon and fundraising for CRY. They can all be extremely proud of their wonderful achievement. We look forward to welcoming new and past CRY runners next year, and hopefully seeing some of 2016’s runners taking part again!

CRY runners were: Becky Allatt Mollie Armstrong (In memory of Emily Dunn) Martin Attewell (In memory of Michael Yorston) Ros Barber (In memory of Alex Reid) Katie Bell (In memory of Stephen Donovan) Sarah Birch (In memory of James Phillips) Neil Boreham Richie Boyle (In memory of Sean Farrel) Bethany Bradbury (In memory of Amy Evans) Gabby Broadhurst (In memory of David Green) Rob Carr (In memory of Lee Turner) Chris Chamley (In memory of Alex Reid) Peter Chamley (In memory of Alex Reid) Amanda Cooke (In memory of Ian Watt) Lee Darling (In memory of Graham Harrison) Richard Dexter (In memory of Josh Fell)

The next Great North Run will take place on Sunday 10 September 2017. Please contact events@c-r-y.org.uk for further information.

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Great North Run 2016 Francesca Dunn (In memory of Emliy Dunn)

For our full gallery of images please visit www.flickr.com/photos/ cardiacriskintheyoung

Steph Egan (In memory of Allyn McCluskie) Kate Fagleman (In memory of Steph McLean) Stephen Flintoft (In memory of Paul Michael Scott (Mike Scott) Richard Gill (In memory of Chris Parr) Scott Gourlay (In memory of David Paul) Michael Gray Stephen Harrison (In memory of Graham David Harrison)

Rachelle Henderson (In memory of Steph Mclean) Laura Hill (In memory of Richard Hill)

Piers Moore (In memory of Graham Harrison)

Andrew Smith (In memory of Oliver Thompson)

Kevin Nicholas (In memory of James Michael Nicholas)

Elaine Spence (In memory of Robert Smith)

Lesley Nicholas (In memory of James Michael Nicholas)

Tracey Stimson

Dan Lewis (In memory of Laura Hunt) Eleanor Markendale

Charlotte Laycock (In memory of Madeline Siddall) Annie Ledingham

Paul Stubbington Jordan Thompson (In memory of Robert Daniel Smith)

Heather Pygall

Jessica Tombling

Heather Reid (In memory of Alex Reid)

Kerry Walshe (In memory of Jordan Burndred)

Shaun Richmond (In memory of Sean Farrel) Alyson Lancashire (In memory of Jonathan Morgan)

Rosie Stubbington

James Peacock (In memory of Graham Harrison)

Gemma Richardson (In memory of Alex Reid)

Alice Johnston (In memory of Stephanie McLean)

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Vikki Smith (In memory of Oliver Thompson)

John Reid (In memory of Alex Reid)

Barry Holcombe (In memory of Andrew Holcombe)

Richard Klitzke (In memory of Nicola Klitzke)

Alan Middlemast (In memory of Keith Middlemast)

Jenn Reid (In memory of Alex Reid)

Nicola Hill (In memory of Richard Hill)

Kerri Louise Klitzke (In memory of Nicola Klitzke)

Linda Smith (In memory of Robert Smith)

Jocelyn Payne (In memory of Robert Worboys)

John Headlam (In memory of Graham Harrison)

Chris Kirk

Aravon McCann (In memory of Aine McCann)

Julie Roberts (In memory of Craig Robert Sykes)

Lauren May (In memory of Alex Reid)

Joanne Royle (In memory of James Phillips)

Aisling McCann (In memory of Aine McCann)

Adam Sellers (In memory of Madeline Siddall)

Jim Welsh (In memory of Nicola Klitzke) Stacey Westbrook (In memory of Mr Basil Westbrook) Tony Wheatman Thomas Wilson (In memory of Graham Harrison) Dan Wilson (In memory of Fiona Russell) Megan Wynne (In memory of Emily Rose Dunn)

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CRY Durham Riverside Walk 2016 313 CRY supporters took part in the 7th annual CRY Durham Riverside Walk on Saturday 1 October 2016. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped to make the day so special. For the first time, permission had been obtained in 2016 for a new route which included Durham Cathedral and Castle, the River Wear, Durham Town Hall and Market Place – where CRY had a stand to help raise awareness in the historic city centre. As in previous years, Durham Walk gave families the opportunity to meet with friends and other family members as well as CRY staff and volunteers and take part in a scenic walk. The vast majority of walkers, some of whom have taken part every year, were walking in memory of a young family member, partner or friend. The walk was attended by CRY staff Rebecca Zouvani, Ben Robinson, Cara MacMillan and Nicola Taylor. Ben drove the CRY team and equipment/literature from Surrey to Durham via Harrogate (to pick up water donated by Harrogate Spring Water). We were very lucky with the weather. It started off crisp and dry and the sun quickly shone through and remained for most of the day. The walkers appreciated the hot drinks and bacon sandwiches that were laid on by Durham Amateur Rowing Club before the walk. Participants checked in, queued patiently for their sandwiches, picked up a balloon, and chatted amongst themselves whilst looking at the new CRY displays and taking a selfie using CRY’s new selfie frames.

After all the photos had been taken, the walkers (with wheelchairs, buggies, toddlers and dogs in tow) set off on the walk. Following the beautiful River Wear, walkers took in the magnificent views, passing through the city. They were able to pick up water en route, at the CRY stand in Durham Market Place, manned by Kenny and Maralyn Bowen. First aid cover was provided by North East Rescue and Medical Services (NERAMS) again this year. Each walker was welcomed back to the rowing club with a certificate, feedback form and a voucher for a free bag of Popchips, which were kindly donated. Durham Amateur Rowing Club once again opened the bar and generously provided delicious toasties for CRY staff, volunteers and the walkers on their return.

Thanks to our supporters, the event once again enjoyed a great deal of local press coverage before and after the event – including articles in the Northern Echo, Gazette and Durham Magazine. Just before 11am, once everyone had checked in, we assembled outside the rowing club. CRY Fundraising Manager Rebecca Zouvani thanked our volunteers before introducing Steve Percival, who read out some safety instructions, as well as the names of the young people in whose memory people were walking or volunteering. Jeff Morland said a few words of encouragement to the walkers before officially starting the walk.

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CRY Durham Riverside Walk 2016 We would love to see everyone again in 2017, and, with the new route, hope to see more new faces. We are hoping to hold the event on Saturday 7 October. If you would like to join the walk in 2017 please email events@c-r-y.org.uk and we will advise you when registration opens. We never forget that most of the walkers who take part in the Durham Walk do so for very personal reasons – and all of us at CRY appreciate the tremendous effort in taking part. To see the full gallery of images from 2016’s Durham Walk please visit our Flickr gallery at www.flickr.com/photos/ cardiacriskintheyoung

We really couldn’t run an event like this, so far away from the CRY office, without the help of our dedicated volunteers. Thank you. Steve Biglin; Kenny and Maralyn Bowen; David (Joe) Crow; Linda and Geoff Goodwin; Dick Henderson; Caroline Imrie; David Jewell; Aran Morland; Jeff Morland; Marianne Mortemore; Wendy Moss; Steve Percival; Janette Pollard; Ted and Emily Philo; Marilyn Robinson and Jean Spence; and Mark, Elliot, Graham and John from Durham Amateur Rowing Club. Special thanks, once again, must go to Jeff Morland and Steve Percival, the instigators of the walk, for helping to organise the event and making it all happen each year. We are also very grateful to various companies and organisations for their support of this event, including Durham University and Durham Markets Company.

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CRY Great Cake Bake 2016 We have received loads of great stories about about everyone’s cake bakes, and some lovely photos from the events. Thank you to everyone involved for the hard work that went into making each of them a success.

The fourth CRY Great Cake Bake took place on Friday 25 November 2016, as part of Raising Awareness Week. Money is still coming in but an amazing £29,014.65 has been raised so far. We are delighted to announce that over five years the national event has now raised over £110,000!

Due to the incredible year-on-year growth of the event, we have not been able to reproduce here all the brilliant (and often amusing) writeups we received, but for every photo and write-up from 2016’s Great Cake Bake please visit www.c-r-y.org.uk/ cry-great-cake-bake-2016 • AandA Motors raised £100 in

Every year we award donated prizes to the top fundraiser and the best cake design from the events held, as well as two deserving recipients in 2016 for their ingenuity. The prizes in 2016 were cookbooks kindly donated by celebrity chefs Mary Berry and John Torode.

memory of Jamie Loncaster.

• Mary Abraham raised £150 in

memory of Philip Abraham.

• Anna Aristodemou raised £137.14 with the help of Sophia Lagou at A Cut Above hair salon.

Top fundraiser

Runners-up were Deirdre and Nicky Harris, who raised £2,324.36 from their cake sale in memory of Alan Lumley; and Hilary Wagstaff, who raised £2,004.48 from her cake sale in memory of Ethan Jones. Extra awards • Angharad Evans and her team

of bakers for attempting the mannequin challenge!

• Narinder Mann who didn’t trust

her baking skills and so held a CRY curry sale instead!

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We had so many wonderful totals in 2016, that any of the top three would have won the previous year! However, Adrian and Amanda Topp again take first prize in 2016, raising £3,251.95 from their cake sale held in memory of Bethany Mycroft.

Best cake design

The cake designs were again extremely impressive in the write-ups this year. It was a hard decision, but a panel of CRY employees debated over their favourites and tallied the scores. The award went to the towering Christmas tree cake from Theresa Owen’s cake bake. The fairy lights were a nice touch! Runners-up were the red heartthemed cake from Deirdre and Nicky Harris’s cake bake, the butterfly cake from Adrian and Amanda Topp’s cake bake, and the chocolate cake from Graham and Jenny Loncaster’s cake bake.

• Kate Bome raised £836 at Great Totham Primary School, including through raffling a bear, in memory of Charlotte Adams.

• Megan Boswell raised £265.32

from her cake bake.

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CRY Great Cake Bake 2016 • Judy and Dennis Brookes raised £610 in memory of Greg Brookes.

• Sue Fisher raised £225 in memory of Philip Standing. • Tom and Judy Green raised

• Christine Caroll raised

£1,330 in memory of Adam Green.

£250 in memory of Olivia Woodward. • Caron Coates raised £225.50 in memory of Danielle Rowe.

• Nicky and Deirdre Harris raised £2,509.36 in memory of Alan Lumley.

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• Val Harris raised £600 in memory of Jemima Wilson.

Eleanor Cowmeadow raised £365 in memory of Daniella Aramo.

• Marion Hayman raised £407 in memory of Jon Hayman.

• Heather Coxon raised

£129.82 in memory of Andy Shaw.

• Penny Criddle raised £255

from her cake bake.

• The CRY office raised

£126.74 from their cake bake.

• Andy Dallimore raised £125

at Poole Grammar School in memory of Dylan Howells. • Ingrid Dalrymple raised £120 in memory of Freya Rose Dalrymple.

• Paula Hesmondhalgh raised £400 in memory of Matt Hesmondhalgh. • Fiona Hewitt

raised £60.50 in memory of Ryan Henry.

• Lindsay Deans raised £160.60 from her cake bake. • Claire Elford raised £90 in

memory of Gemma Quew.

• Angharad Evans raised £135.02 in memory of Morgan Evans.

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• Alison Howells raised £145.60 in memory of Ceri Palmer née Howells.

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CRY Great Cake Bake 2016 • Graham and Anne Hunter raised £605 in memory of Claire Reed. • Henrietta

Inman sold her cake and raised £25.

• Narinder Mann raised £580 in memory of Balinder Mann.

• Fakhra Janjua raised £67.64 in memory of Amjad Janjua.

• Jane Marucci raised £53.50 in memory of Adam Lynas.

• Liz Kerwood raised £45

• Ellery McGowan raised £701.29 in memory of James McGowan.

in memory of Jenny Kerwood.

• Mountbatten

• Janice Klizke along with her sisters Judith and Yvonne raised £334 in memory of Nicola Klitzke.

School raised £75.73 in memory of Philip Standing.

• Nottingham

Trent Tigers Cheerleading Team raised £193 in memory of Lily Webster.

• Paul Klitzke raised

• Theresa Owen raised £351 from her cake bake.

• Maria and Charlotte Leyland and Alan Machin raised £680.61 in memory of Joseph Leyland.

• Jade Pendreich raised £145.68 in memory of Jenni and David Paul.

£1,098 in memory of Nicola Klitzke.

• Graham, Jenny, and Ross Loncaster raised £1,700 in memory of Jamie Loncaster.

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• Kay Rawlinson raised £400 in memory of Craig Rawlinson.

• Peter and Sue Robinson raised £175 from the cake bake held at Peter’s office. • Zenia Selby raised £59.02 from her office cake bake.

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CRY Great Cake Bake 2016 • Natalie Sharp and colleagues raised £901 in memory of Katrina Christopher and Cheryl Christopher-Webber.

• Staffordshire

Police HQ raised £161.50 in memory of Joseph Leyland.

• Lynne Thomson held a cake bake in memory of Callum StapleHughes. • Mary Tomsett and family raised £1,047 from events in memory of Andrew Carter. • Sarah Shaw raised £605 from her cake bake.

• Adrian and Amanda Topp raised £3,251.95 in memory of Bethany Mycroft.

Runner up

• Janice Tuite raised £460 in memory of Ceri Palmer née Howells.

• Lesley Sheridan raised £210 in memory of Paul Sheridan.

• Jennifer Smiley raised £704 in memory of David Smiley.

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• Vistex raised £294 from their cake bake.

• Hilary Wagstaff raised £2,004.48 in memory of Ethan Jones. • Helen Walcott raised £203 with help from colleague Zoe Phipps. • Julia Yorston raised

£279.70 in memory of Michael Yorston.

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CRY Parliamentary Reception 2016

The 15th CRY Parliamentary Reception took place on 23 November 2016, where we announced our latest campaign urging MPs to pledge their support for a National Strategy for the Prevention of Young Sudden Cardiac Death. The bustling event is hosted each year by Sir Roger Gale MP (Conservative), Dr John Pugh MP (Liberal Democrat) and Kevan Jones MP (Labour), and 26 MPs attended. They were joined by current and former CRY Research Fellows, Patrons, Trustees, Representatives, Bereavement Supporters and myheart members from every region of the UK. The first speech on the night was given by Mims Davies, MP for Eastleigh, who announced to applause that she would be running the Virgin Money London Marathon for CRY in 2017 in memory of Claire Reed, the daughter of constituents Graham and Anne Hunter. CRY Patrons Vincent Regan and Jack Clifford both promised their own passionate commitment to raising awareness; Vincent has held fundraising events and made media appearances in memory of Josh Fell, and Jack is determined to spread the message in sport after the death of friend and former teammate Matthew Cragg.

Speakers Mims Davies MP (above), CRY Chief Executive Dr Steven Cox, Consultant Cardiologist Professor Sanjay Sharma, Patron Vincent Regan, Chairman Hugh Mulcahey and Patron Jack Clifford

CRY Chairman Hugh Mulcahey gave an oversight of CRY’s key aims and objectives, as well as previous health policy achievements, before introducing the national strategy which would be the political focus of the evening. CRY Chief Executive Dr Steven Cox went into detail on the initiative, explaining that the first step for any substantial policy change to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths is for the Government to accept that official incidence estimates are drastically inadequate. MPs’ recognition of the need for a more accurate assessment of how many families are affected is of vital importance to mobilising further support in Parliament for national prevention.

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CRY Parliamentary Reception 2016 In a powerful vindication of CRY’s expertise, Professor Sanjay Sharma used his speech to summarise the progress of CRY research in 2016. He gave examples of CRY findings published in leading medical journals which highlighted both the importance of the ECG and that screening should be for every young person, not just those participating in sport. Work with CRY Consultant Pathologist Professor Mary Sheppard had identified new entities responsible for young sudden cardiac death which need further investigation. However, Professor Sharma said that the biggest achievement was still awaiting publication – due to the work of current and former CRY Research Fellows on race and gender demographics, exercise training and ECG anomalies, CRY’s refined criteria was to be the “fundamental basis” for the new international guidelines for ECG interpretation in athletes, published in February 2017. For videos of all the speeches from the event please visit www.c-r-y.org.uk/ cry-parliamentary-reception-2016

CRY Patrons Bill Neely and Pat Jennings OBE KSG lent their support on the evening

Many of those MPs attending had their photos taken pledging to “help save young lives”. By the end of the evening the initiative had a fantastic amount of support. For the names of all the MPs who have now signed the pledge please visit www.c-r-y.org.uk/my-pledge myheart member Zenia Selby wrote this report from the evening: “The beating heart of British democracy was certainly an appropriate place for the CRY reception! And what a beautiful location. The imposing statue of Oliver Cromwell greeted me at security, paintings of significant moments in British history lined the corridors on the way to the reception. The room itself overlooked the Thames – it was so close you could have stepped out onto its gently lapping waters! “The whole event was at the same time enjoyable and very moving. The two CRY Patrons who gave speeches highlighted the pain of bereaved families and emphasised the importance of screening to help save lives in future, just like those we have lost. Vincent Regan gave a powerful reading of a lament written by Shakespeare for his son through the voice of one of his characters. I must say, it brought tears to my eyes.

CRY Consultant Cardiologist Professor Sanjay Sharma, myheart Cardiologist Dr Michael Papadakis, Dr Elijah Behr and CRY doctors

CRY Bereavement Supporters

“I was pleased and humbled to meet other myheart members whose heart conditions were still undiagnosed, or who would live with their conditions for the rest of their lives. I realised just how lucky I was to have had the option of a simple ablation. It motivated me to continue to support CRY so that in the future, others may have just as straightforward cures for their heart conditions. After all, once upon a time an ablation was a revolutionary operation, and with increased technology and research in cardiology, other, as yet impossible procedures will be able to save even more young lives.” myheart members with myheart Cardiologist Dr Michael Papadakis

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Our Fundraisers Regular Donors CRY received regular donations from the following supporters in 2016: David Allen • John Aitken • DJ Allen • L Anderson •

Alexandra Bach • R Bagguley • Leslie Baker • Matthew Bancroft • Amanda Barker • Mr C Barnes • Mark Bartlam • Denise Bates • Mrs A Bath • Edna Blanchard • C Booth • N Brackenridge • Anna Brewer • J Brinck-

Johnsen • Karen Byrne • Alex Catleugh • Richard Clark • S and J Clark • J Cook • Kevin Currie • Joyce Dale •

Tom Darby • Mark Davies • Rachel Davies • A Estridge • Mrs J Evans • A Fallon • Laura Fell • W Fletcher •

Rainee Gilroy • F Gomez • Carole Green • David Hall • Christopher Hammond • K Hemmings • Katie Howard • Kathryn Howorth • Margaret Howroyd • CA Hustwit • Fatima Ibrahimi • Alistair Jackson • David James •

Peter A James • PN Jarvis • D Kenyon • Jane Khanna • JP Krish • R Lovatt • Vanessa MacLeod • Edward

Magee • Donna Mayall • L McBrearty • Carmel Merrick • S Merrick • H Mestchian • AS Miller • Victoria Mizen • Angela Myers • R Nagra • Neal • David Nuttall •

Dr D Parham • W Perring • Hayley Pizzey • L Power • SA Rintoul • Doreen Roberts • C Rose • Julie Rust • Jeanette Simpson • Rob Simpson • William Simpson • Phil Sparrow • A Spurling • Lucy Stevens • G and C

Stewart • H and S Stimpson • Judie Street • M Styles • P Tayler-Jones • Sally Thorn • Nicola Turnbull • Dr Rejia Ullah • Steve Walters • B and CA Weeks • R Wheeler • JD Williamson

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Someone Special CRY received the following online donations from Virgin Money Giving Someone Special pages in 2016: • Sandy Bennett’s fundraising page in memory of Mick

Bennett raised £2,425.

• Mark Blease’s fundraising page in memory of Matthew

Blease raised £300.

• Lisa Bramwell’s fundraising page in memory of Dave

Bramwell raised £1,087.

• Michelle Bourne’s fundraising page in memory of

Harley Brandon raised £518.95.

• Nicola Burrows’ fundraising page in memory of Rhys

Coleman raised £805.

• Amy Cunningham’s fundraising page in memory of

Andrew Macleod raised £3,025.

• Sue Dewhirst’s fundraising page in memory of

Matthew Dewhirst raised £1,120.

• David Fraser’s fundraising page in memory of Matthew

Cragg raised £7,103.01.

• Jacqueline Goodchild’s fundraising page in memory of

William Barge raised £420.

• Stephen Hammond’s fundraising page in memory of

Ben Hammond raised £2,927.50.

• Nicola Hindmarch’s fundraising page in memory of Joe

Hindmarch raised £470.

• David Hughes’ fundraising page in memory of Daniel

Hughes raised £21,197.28.

• Carl Johnson’s fundraising page in memory of Lisa

Johnson raised £430.

• Kiera Kilgarriff’s fundraising page in memory of

Andrew Patterson raised £4,881.56.

• Oliver King’s fundraising page in memory of Miles Reid

raised £415.

• Graham Loncaster’s fundraising page in memory of

Jamie Loncaster raised £12,823.

• Ruth Lowe’s fundraising page in memory of Andrew

Parr raised £280.

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Our Fundraisers • Rebecca McKay’s fundraising page in memory of

• Simon Preston’s fundraising page in memory of

• Yvonne Moss’s fundraising page in memory of Luke

• Sean Reading’s fundraising page in memory of Ed

• Lorraine Nicholls’ fundraising page in memory of

• Kenny Seymour’s fundraising page in memory of

• Wendy Panton’s fundraising page in memory of Taylor

• Linda Smith’s fundraising page in memory of Robert

• Clare Perry’s fundraising page in memory of James

• Mary Stiller’s fundraising page in memory of David

• Loretta Pettifer’s fundraising page in memory of James

• Melanie Webster’s fundraising page in memory of Lily

Steven McKay raised £7,182.45. Moss raised £1,290.

Daniel Nicholls raised £846. Panton raised £1,365.

Colman raised £3,736. Pettifer raised £180.

Bethany-Shannon Preston raised £350. Reading raised £1,069.28.

Matthew Seymour raised £3,754.28. Daniel Smith raised £545. Stiller raised £110.

Webster raised £1,301.

Entries appear in the following section according to when CRY sends written receipt for funds raised. The following fundraising was receipted from September to December 2016.

In Memory of

In Memory of

Kate Hunter sent in a donation of £100.

Tracy Harris sent in a donation of £130.

Stuart

Rob Allen

In Memory of

Charlotte Adams

• Kate Bome sent in a total of £4,160, including: £3,660 raised through a charity dinner; and £500 from a ‘Remembering Charlotte’ event which included cocktails and canapés. • Birkett Long LLP sent in a total of £2,416.44, including £800 in respect of Asher Prior Bates Will storage deposits.

In Memory of

Rachel Allam

In Memory of

Steven Allseybrook

Sue Allseybrook sent in a total of £965.47, including: £100 from Framefast; £163.40 from the Canterbury Arms darts team; and £45.07 from a collection pot at Drinksworld off-licence.

In Memory of

Michael Andrews

Bob Andrews sent in a donation of £1,000.

Garry Allam sent in a donation of £125.

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Our Fundraisers In Memory of

In Memory of

John and Kirsty Connolly sent in a total of £508: £378 raised from taking part in the Chester Marathon; and £130 from a fun run.

Andrew Mulvey at Bishop’s Stortford Squash & Racketball Club sent in £230 raised through the annual Tom Elton Barratt Junior Squash Championships:

Luke Ashton

In Memory of

Simon Askew

Morrisons Foundation sent in a matched giving donation of £1,000 in respect of Sue and Richard’s cavy (guinea pig) show.

In Memory of

Stuart Attridge

Members of the Caterham Rotary Club took part in a half marathon and raised £1,000.

Tom Barratt

“The annual Tom Elton Barratt Junior Squash Championships took place at our club on Sunday 13 November 2016. The tournament is played in the memory of Tom, who was a member of the Bishop’s Stortford Squash & Racketball Club. Tom was always a great sportsman; very fit and active. He played many different sports but when he discovered squash it quickly became his favourite. “Andrew Reeve, the club manager at the time, took him under his wing and taught Tom how to channel his energy into a skilful game on court. Tom spent many happy hours at the club, playing matches and helping out – Andrew always put the youngsters to work! At the height of his game, Tom joined the Dragons tour and travelled to Zimbabwe to play. Among the team was his friend Martin Bodimeade (then no. 5) who subsequently played in and won this tournament. In July 1983, aged 19, Tom suddenly died from a heart attack caused by an undetected congenital heart defect. The following summer the first Tom Elton Barratt Tournament was played.”

In Memory of

Alan Bain

Mr AJ and Mrs LM Bonner sent in a donation of £120.

In Memory of

Andrew Baker

Steven Buczek sent in £750 raised through an annual golf match at Roundwood.

In Memory of

Lewis Barry and Daniel Bagshaw

Darrin Robinson took part in a Ride Ribble Valley Cycle and raised £1,300.

In Memory of

Mark Batson

Kate Batson took part in the Bosworth Half Marathon and raised £440.

In Memory of

In Memory of

Christine Bloomfield sent in £125 raised through a darts tournament and a raffle.

Elaine Marsh sent in £100 on behalf of Gaudio in lieu of sending Christmas cards.

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Our Fundraisers In Memory of

Matthew Beadle

• Suzanne Wright provided cakes and refreshments as part of the NGS scheme and raised £262.50. • Esmie and Jacqui at Kelsey Publishing Group sent in £210.80 raised through a collection box. • Jessica Hill sent in £2,118.60 raised through the Bam Bam summer circus and through Jon O’Brien taking part in the Hells Run.

In Memory of

Gareth Beckett

Sally Walker sent in £156 raised through a raffle held at Welwyn Tennis Club.

In Memory of

Jordan Birchall

Jason Birchall organised the Team Jordan v Team Beacon football match and raised £640.

In Memory of

Amy Black

Mayor and Mayoress Neil and Linda Black sent in a donation of £1,803.82.

In Memory of

Steven Blair

• Susan Blair sent in a total of £400, including £240 raised through a collection pot in Largs. • Moira Hodge sent in £603.14 donated in lieu of gifts to celebrate her 50th birthday.

In Memory of

Anthony Bentley

Jackie, Leo, Joy, Andrew, Sylvia and Brian sent in a donation of £150.

In Memory of

Graeme Blenkinsop

Lesley Bryant sent in a donation of £100.

In Memory of

Philip Bergman

Jenny Bergman sent in £1,340 raised from the Philly B Cup football tournament.

In Memory of

Lesley Boden

In Memory of

Steven Bicker

Glen Bicker sent in £300 raised at a charity cricket match played at Goodnestone Park.

Caity Scott took part in the Palace Half Marathon and raised £1,389.69.

In Memory of

Matthew Bond

In Memory of

Maxwell Biles

North Dorset RFC sent in a total of £880 raised through their sevens tournament.

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• John Potts and Kim Bloomfield at Duff and Phelps sent in £570 raised at the 4th annual Matt Bond Memorial Cricket Match.

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Our Fundraisers In Memory of

Jack Boulton

• June Boulton sent in £250 raised at a beer and cider festival held at the Bird in Hand, Saltford. • Russell Millward took part in a Venice to Rome cycle challenge and raised £1,270.

• Matt Wilson took part in the Yorkshire Marathon and raised £150. “The marathon (my first ever) was great… an early, beautiful but brisk start to Sunday 9 October. I caught up with my old school friends and after dropping off bags we made our way to the start line. “We found the four-hour pacer runner and for about 20 miles managed to stay a comfortable distance ahead of him.

• June Boulton sent in a total of £1,366.65: £954.50 raised through the annual Jack Boulton golf competition, including £800 from Strawberry Field; and £412.15 from Marcus Woodward’s charity golf day. “The annual Jack Boulton golf competition (15 October 2016) held at Saltford Golf Club saw 28 teams competing. The winning team was made up of Pat Adams, John Nicholls, Ryan Sainsbury and Rhys Morgan with a run away total of 109 points. “Rhys is pictured with Dave Boulton accepting the trophy on behalf of the team. “There was £154.50 raised on the day and Strawberry Field Catering Company based in Bath also gave a donation of £1,000 on the day, £200 going towards prizes and £800 going to CRY, meaning a total of £954.50 was paid to CRY.”

“Between 21–23 miles cramp kicked in, but with some gritted determination and the thought of my two friends who suffered with heart issues, I managed to run through it. “At 23 miles my friend started to struggle with cramp and the pace, so we agreed that I would continue on at my own pace. I was desperate to break four hours and with the pacer breathing down my neck I tried to speed up. “My legs didn’t respond at first, but for the last mile or so I was able to pull away and finished in 3hrs 55mins so I was over the moon. “The support along the route was amazing and the emotion at the end was exhilarating, albeit a poignant moment for me knowing that one friend would have been watching me from above (on what would have been his 41st birthday) and my other friend would have been starting his Medtronics Global Heroes Marathon in Minnesota after suffering a major cardiac arrest just over three years ago. All in all, an amazing day.”

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“In addition, Marcus Woodward holds an annual golf competition at Saltford Golf Club, each year designating one or more charities. On 23 October 2016 he raised £412.15 for CRY.”

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Our Fundraisers In Memory of

Neil Bradbury

Amy Windle sent in a total of £5,327.70: a football match and fun day raised £5,021.12; collection pots in B&M Stores raised £51.58; a limited edition painting raffle raised £155; and the sale of wish bracelets raised £100: “Chasetown Football Club hosted a charity football match and family fun day on Sunday 7 August 2016 in memory of Neil Bradbury, who died suddenly of an undiagnosed heart condition at the age of 35. The fundraising event, organised by Neil’s younger brothers Marc and Adam Bradbury, with the help of Neil’s long-term girlfriend Amy Windle and other family and friends, saw the Lamb & Flag football team take on the Trafalgar Inn football team. “The tense match ended 4-4 so went down to penalties, in which the Lamb & Flag won 3-2. A minute’s silence was held before the start of the game. “Other fundraising activities that took place on the day included a raffle, face-painting, a bouncy castle, a BBQ and a cake sale. A signed Southampton football shirt and ball signed by the 2015/16 squad was also up for grabs via an auction and raised £120 on the day. The items were generously sent in by the England manager, Sam Allardyce.”

In Memory of

Dave Bramwell

Lisa Bramwell sent in a donation of £100.

In Memory of

Harley Brandon

Peter Bourne took part in the Great Newham 10K and raised £233.

In Memory of

Alex Brinck-Johnsen

J Brinck-Johnsen sent in a total of £200.

In Memory of

Ben Broadbent

Steve Craven and the AAK Team took part in a coast-tocoast bike ride and raised £1,547.50.

In Memory of

Alex Brown

• Taz Smith took part in a charity boxing challenge and raised £967.34.

“Local artist Matthew Sayers of Matt Sayers Art sent in a limited edition print of his painting aptly titled ‘Heart of the City’ to be raffled. The painting depicts fans attending a game at the home of Wolverhampton Wanderers. Raffle tickets were available at his latest exhibition throughout June at Cannock Library. The raffle was drawn on 30 June 2016 and raised £155 for CRY.” “Thank you and congratulations to Mrs Rachel and Anna Lockett who tied the knot on August 6. ‘Remembering Neil’ wish bracelets, made by Neil’s partner Amy, were ordered by the couple to use as wedding favours on the day and a £100 donation was made.”

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“Tarryn-Ann Smith, also known by her friends as Taz, signed up for an intense eight-week training course in preparation for the fight night at Dunstall Park Race Course, Wolverhampton, on Sunday 22 November 2015. She describes herself on her JustGiving page as a bit of a ‘scaredy cat and a wimp!’ Taz doesn’t like anything confrontational, let alone fights – so this was a real challenge for her. “Taz was yet another person touched by Alex. Taz’s longterm boyfriend was one of Alex’s best friends. A friend that Dan Hill describes as one of his brothers. Taz only had the pleasure of meeting Alex on a handful of occasions but took an instant liking to him. ‘He made me laugh and I got along with him like I had known him for ages. He told me lots of funny stories that he had shared with Dan and his other friends throughout the years.’

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Our Fundraisers “Taz was so nervous on the days leading up to the fight and being the competitor who sold the most tickets, she had over 40 of her family and friends there to watch! Taz gave it her all and most of her family were sure she had won. However, she lost by one point. 30-29. She took many blows to her face and body and she sure gave a few back.

In Memory of

Stephen Browne

Jim and Rosie McCarthy sent in a donation of £125.

In Memory of

Leanne Brownhill

Emma Davies at Premier Medical sent in £186.06 raised by the medical records team:

“Taz is so pleased she took part in the fight and was brave enough to really step out of her comfort zone! Even when Taz had stepped out of the ring, she was walking around shaking the charity pot for more donations. I found it really emotional when at the end, extra trophies were given out and Taz had won a trophy for raising the most money for charity out of all the competitors; the CRY charity in memory of my brother, Alex.” Rachel Dingle.

“During Halloween we set up a few different events across our three offices in Ludlow, Durham and Stockport, raising money in memory of Leanne. The events included a cake sale, the best-decorated department, a quiz and a ‘guess the name of the witch’ competition. Leanne was a Ludlow girl and was known by many people in the Ludlow office, and it was great to have the opportunity to raise money for such a great charity.”

In Memory of

Alex Buckler

Rosalind Buckler raised £150 through a raffle at The Ballands Bowmen GNAS archery shoot at Pear Ash Farm: “The Ballands Bowmen Archery Club once again held their shoot at our farm and the raffle was in aid of CRY. About 70 archers took part from all parts of the country, Scotland, Isle of Man, Essex, Wales, the south and south west and everywhere in-between. It was a very successful day and everyone went home happy with the course and the day they had.” • Sam Middleton Senior and Junior took part in the London to Brighton Cycle and raised £220. • Gemma Hawker took part in the London to Brighton Cycle and raised £195. • Emma McGowan took part in the Wolf Run and raised £205.

In Memory of

David Brown

Laura Miles took part in a skydive and raised £186.

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In Memory of

Jamie Bucknell

Jodie Sheriff took part in a family fun day and raised £529.50.

In Memory of

Jordan Bullock

Tuscany Bullock took part in the Great South Run and raised £324. “After losing my brother Jordan on 29 July 2014, aged 22, to sudden adult death

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Our Fundraisers syndrome, my dad has completed many events in his honour. After watching my dad complete the run last year in his memory I was inspired to give it a go myself to help raise funds to try and prevent other families from going through this unimaginable pain. “Jordan’s passing was unexpected and a very traumatic experience which no-one saw coming as he was such a happy, healthy and energetic young man who loved life. “My experience was amazing, the crowd really supports you the whole way round keeping you motivated! Having my dad there to run beside me and my mum on the side lines helped me through. We completed the event in 1:30:31, which is a new personal best, and running for Jordan made me push myself to the limit so I was very pleased with the result.”

• Maria Oaks sent in £430 raised by dance group Future Stars. “A dance group called Future Stars, which Jordan’s little sister attends, did a show and donated all the ticket sales to CRY. A fantastic total of £430 was raised.” Nicola Burndred. • Margaret Bowyer sent in £285 raised from the sale of Christmas trees, cakes and gifts.

In Memory of

Peter Bumstead

Samiul Hussain raised £610 through taking part in the Brighton Marathon 2016.

In Memory of

Nathan Butler

In Memory of

Jordan Burndred

• Biddulph Rotary Club sent in a donation of £2,479. • Nicola Burndred sent in a total of £998.53. • Janine Davies sent in £405.76 raised through a Halloween haunted house charity fundraiser.

• Angela Butler sent in £500 raised through the North Staffordshire Phoenix 15 Cricket League competition. • Alan Clarke sent in £1,653.50 raised through a charity golf tournament. • Angela Butler sent in £5,000 raised through the Nathan Butler Cricket Tournament. • Taylormade Construction sent in a donation of £500. • Carl Smith organised a white collar boxing event and raised £525. • B&M Retail sent in £20,000 raised through their carrier bag levy. “As part of our carrier bag levy, each area manager was asked to choose a local charity they thought would make a real difference in the local community with some additional funding.” • Peter Levi sent in £500 raised through a Market Drayton Victoria Bowling Club event.

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Michael Cadman

Mari-Ellena Corvi sent in a donation of £110.39 raised from the sale of carrier bags at Corvi’s Seaview Café.

“Pictured are colleagues from B&Q at the Cleveland retail park store helping raise funds for the James Campbell fund; with help from staff and customers donating the books for our in-store book sale.”

In Memory of

Yasmin Caldera

• Matthew Cross sent in a donation of £100. • Julia Alsop took part in the Rome Marathon and raised £1,155.

In Memory of

Andrew Callender

Team “Godzilla”; Marie Callender, Sandra Callender, Harold Callender, Harry Callender, Sarah Booth, Leon Callender, Poppy Booth, Natalie Williams, Sophie Nixon, Alexander Schudel, Emma Pocklington, Connor Robinson, Colin Grant and Leanne Robinson, took part in the CRY Durham Riverside Walk 2016 and raised a total of £307.

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Alistair Calvert

Bethany Ellis sent in a donation of £265.

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Alex Camilleri

• Melanie Cadman hosted an afternoon tea garden party for family and friends of Slimming World, Linthorpe, and raised £160.

In Memory of

Adele Cashman

Anna Williams took part in the Edinburgh Marathon and raised £2,552.54.

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Graham Cataldo Davies

• Julie Pugh sent in £100 in respect of her sons being screened. • Suzanne Cataldo sent in £420 raised at a screening.

Timothy Miller sent in a donation of £800.

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Guy Champney

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James Campbell

• Emily Steel gave up chocolate for a month and raised £260. • Debi Baker sent in £195 raised from the sale of books at B&Q Cleveland.

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Matilda Van Opstal organised a cake sale in her primary school, St Winefrides’s in Neston, and raised £100.

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Anthony Child

• Angie and Jack Child sent in £1,700 raised at a line dance organised by Kim Ray and including a

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Our Fundraisers performance by Natalie Thurlow: “We had our annual line dance charity social on 20 August 2016. Once again we had a brilliant crowd to support the event.

that could not make it on the day sent cheques) to donate to CRY in memory of our dear daughter who passed away suddenly in her sleep on 3 October 2011 aged 28 years. Cassie was seemingly very healthy and fit, lived life to the full and was beautiful both inside and out. She is missed and in our thoughts every day by ourselves, her elder brothers Paul and Matthew, family and friends.”

In Memory of

David Cochrane

• Ray Newton at Lodge Hopetoun St John sent in £1,493 raised through a sponsored walk.

“Their generosity and enthusiasm for the CRY cause helped to raise the sum of £1,700 on the night. The sum raised was a combination of money on the night and very kind donations from people who could not be there on the night.”

• Janet Hughes took part in a sponsored walk and raised £110.

In Memory of

Nicholas Collins

Brenda and Martin Collins sent in £250 in respect of Martin’s 70th birthday.

In Memory of

James Colman

Mr and Mrs Colman sent donations of £910 received in lieu of floral tributes for their son. • Duncan Mutton sent in £4,692.50 raised through various fundraising activities at Dunstable Downs Golf Club. • Lucy Greenbank sent in a donation of £189.58 raised from donations taken on Jack Child’s last day working for Frontier Agriculture.

In Memory of

Cassie Clay

Yvonne Clay sent in a total of £755 raised in celebration of her 50th wedding anniversary: “My husband and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary on June 18 and instead of gifts we asked family and friends attending the celebration (some

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Stephen Connor

• Frank McMahon sent in £250 raised by Whittle Cricket Club and White Coppice Cricket Club. • Steven Moore took part in the Blackpool 10-miler and raised £167.87.

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Jenny Conway

Dave Kenyon sent in a total of £100.

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Matthew Cooper

Alistair Macfarlane sent in a donation of £300.

In Memory of

Glenn Cornwall

Rhys Cornwall took part in the Velothon – Wales and raised £783.

In Memory of

Matthew Cragg

• Kathryn Bartram sent in £8,996 raised at the May Ball held at Reed’s School: “Our May Ball is held each year and has historically raised funds for the Reed’s School Foundation which provides educational opportunities and pastoral support to children who have suffered from family breakdown. This is the first year that we have had a joint charity at the event and it was wonderful that it was CRY, as this is a cause that is very close to our hearts at the school.”

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• Tormead Parents’ Association sent in £2,603 raised in respect of a ball.

Trevor and Frances Cousens opened their house and garden to the public and raised £4,150.

• Andrew Strange sent in £400 raised through the “Rockin’ The House” event.

Louise Cousens

In Memory of

Bruce Cousins

• Jackie Cousins sent in a total of £853.20, including: £251.50 from a raffle at Bruce’s annual get-together; and a total of £256.50 from market stalls.

• Peter Matthews took part in the 100-mile East Anglian cycling sportive and raised £940. • Martin Hodgson took part in the Blenheim Half Marathon and raised £140. • Chris Manning raised a total of £2,270 through taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 2016. • Tim Fawcett raised a total of £1,930.99 through taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 2016. • Mr and Mrs Medram sent in a donation of £3,500. • Paul and Debbie Cragg sent in a total of £13,370 raised from their “Mattfest” party.

• Jackie and Alan Cousins sent in £363 raised at a glam rock night featuring Andy McGowan.

“It was an incredible eve at the Medicine Garden with over 450 people there – between the rainy days either side we were blessed with sunshine. It was so popular they all want to do it again.” Debbie Cragg • Tiffin School sent in £310 raised through a Year 7s quiz night. • PJ Shepherd sent in £285 raised through an autumn fair.

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Ben Crean

Jennie Crean sent in £285 raised by Cushions Plus.

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Richard Credland

• Sandra Credland took part in the Swaledale Marathon and raised £886. • Victoria Credland took part in “The Big Swim” event and raised £2,597.61. “At 7am on Wednesday 9 March I dived into Papplewick’s pool to begin my nine-hour swim in memory of my brother Richard, who died in his sleep at just 29 years old. I had previously completed a seven-hour swim in 2012 and an eight-hour swim and cycle challenge in 2014. So to up the ante, nine was the magic number! “The first four hours flew by with many boys (I teach at a prep school in Ascot) popping on to the poolside to cheer me on in between their lessons and at break time. I also had my own class swim with me for 40mins during their PE lesson. Throughout the next three hours, I was also lucky to have friends, staff and various parents who had volunteered to swim with me in half-hour shifts, all making the time pass quicker.

“I had a ‘supplies box’ at the end of my lane with a variety of drinks and small snacks to keep me going. It was the 8th hour when I suddenly hit a wall, with my shoulders feeling lead-like. Thankfully, this only lasted 20 minutes, and after having a quiet word with myself and planning a holiday to spur me on, I was finally in to my last hour. The pool gradually filled up with all the school and with 5 minutes to go, the cheering was incredible. I was given a minute countdown by the boys and staff, and then it was over… 540 minutes – nine hours of swimming. Finished.

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Adam Cunliffe

Ed Reeves took part in a Mount Snowdon climb and raised £2,003.43: “In February 2015, we lost our best friend Adam Cunliffe, due to a sudden unexplained heart problem. So in June, on the weekend after what would have been his 21st birthday, we decided to raise money and awareness for CRY in his memory. “We decided to climb Snowdon dressed as characters from Lord of the Rings, as Adam loved to spend time in north Wales and his favourite film was Lord of the Rings. Despite a weather warning, seven of us met on the Friday night in Llanberis to plan our ascent in a local pub.

“Up at six, dressed as an elf, dwarf, men, hobbits and a wizard, we began our ascent, after a quick stop at the local Subway that is. Luckily we completely missed the rain and got to the top in three and a half hours. Along the way we received many compliments on our costumes and stopped to pose for photographs and speak about the charity. “We cannot thank everyone enough who sent in donations and supported us. We would recommend doing something similar to anyone thinking about raising money for charity. We were shocked by the generosity and support of people and felt good afterwards raising money for such a good cause.”

“The following day, I couldn’t lift my arms above my head, but that lasted just 24 hours. I had a few days’ rest but had a quick swim before school on Monday – a 45-minute training session was a breeze in comparison!”

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Our Fundraisers In Memory of

Stuart Cutler

David and Natalie Cutler sent in £250 raised from the Drumpellier pro-am golf event.

In Memory of

In Memory of

Freya Dalrymple

• Tara Simpson sent in a donation of £490.67. • Ingrid Dalrymple sent in a matched giving donation of £1,263 in respect of Fiona Fletts 24-hour row in Orkney.

Adam Dabell

John Dabell sent in £600 raised through the Adam Dabell Memorial Football Match: “On the evening of Thursday 13 October, East Grinstead Town FC hosted, once again, the annual Adam Dabell Memorial Football Match between Imberhorne and Sackville schools, to celebrate the life of Adam Dabell. In front of a large crowd of our town’s wonderful young people, Imberhorne retained the cup and trophy for a fourth successive year by beating Sackville 4-2. “This was the 13th match in memory of Adam and Imberhorne now lead 8-5 in the overall head-to-head. Thanks, as always, to Richard Tramontin and EGTFC for their kind support of this annual memorial event in memory of Adam, my son; and also to Steve Hill, the West Sussex Sports Coordinator, whose idea the match originally was. I spoke briefly to declare the event another huge success and asked that everyone dig deep in support of CRY. It is now 12 years since the death of Adam to an undiagnosed heart condition. “Many good friends and family members, including Adam’s 95-year-old grandmother and several key town councillors, attended the evening. Councillors included Rex Whittaker, the leader of the town council, and our town mayor, Bob Mainstone, who attended for the entire evening, had photos taken with both teams and presented the cup, trophy and medals at the end. Contributions on the night, plus later donations, raised £600 for CRY.”

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Ben Daniels

• Paul Daniels sent in £334.64 raised at a screening event. • Thomas Franks-Moore sent in a donation of £685. • HSBC’s GLCM Team sent in a donation of £135.

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Neil Darby

Heather Darby sent in £2,300 raised at a charity ball.

In Memory of

Anand Dave

Mrs Roberts sent in a donation of £100 on behalf of Anand’s family and neighbours.

In Memory of

Matthew Dewhirst

• The Red Shift Radio Big Day Out raised £1,800. • Sue and Chris Dewhirst sent in a total of £1,723.78: £830 from a screening in November; £176.78 from the Brine Leas bucket collection; £225 from the sale of Christmas cards; £180 from the OSKA Open Day; and £312 from a Tough Mudder.

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• Samuel Dapling took part in the Leeds Half Marathon and raised £142.

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money we have raised since losing Adam and how many people have been screened from his memorial fund.

Justin Luchford raised £2,079.91 through taking part in the Brighton Marathon 2016.

“After dinner, Adam’s sister Sian gave a short speech about her involvement with CRY and introduced our speaker Paul Cowling, who is a member of the myheart Network. Paul told his story in a very positive and entertaining way – very hard to do when talking about something so serious.

Junior Dian

In Memory of

Aaron James Dixon

• Gary Dixon sent in £1,000 from United Utilities. • Deborah Dixon sent in a total of £1,673.04: £124.17 from a collection at a car wash; £34.67 from a collection at United Utilities; £518.66 collected during the two-day screening event held at The Grange School; £893 raised through a collection at Cuddington Football Club; and £102.54 from a staff collection at Prima Doors.

“This was followed by an auction where people bid very generously for various items. We also had a raffle where there were over 100 different prizes – all sent in by individuals or companies. All then took to the dance floor until 1am.

• Gary Dixon sent in £311.30 raised at a bag-packing event at Marks & Spencers in Northwich. • The JD Foundation sent in a donation of £3,095. • Weaver Vale Housing Trust sent in £738.74 raised through various fundraising events including a 12-hour spinathon and raffle.

In Memory of

Martin Doig

Jan Doig took part in the London to Brighton Trek and raised £845.24.

“The highlight of the evening was realising that we had now raised over £100,000 for CRY – something we could never have done without the very generous support of everyone. The evening itself raised £7,200.”

In Memory of

Emily Rose Dunn

In Memory of

Adam Donnelly

• Anna Ruth sent in £133.20 raised through various fundraising activities. • Vera Adams sent in a donation of £100. • Julie Donnelly sent in £7,200 raised at the Adam Donnelly Memorial Ball: “On 17 September 2016, we held the 6th Adam Donnelly Memorial Ball at The Thistle Hotel, Brands Hatch. Over 160 people attended the evening, enjoying a three-course meal. Our master of ceremonies Colin Bryant kept the evening on plan and updated everyone on how much

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• Caroline McAlindon took part in the Manchester Run and raised £2,900. • Frankie Dunn took part in the Great Manchester Run and raised £1,040. • Molly Armstrong took part in the Mad March Hare event and raised £518.26. “My name is Molly and on the 5 of March I completed the Mad March Hare. This is a 10K run with 30 obstacles including lakes to swim across, tire walls and lots of hay bales to leap over!

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Our Fundraisers “I was determined to complete this course for my amazing friend Emily who passed away due to an unknown heart condition last year. I am so proud to say that I have raised just over £700 for CRY and Emily. CRY is an amazing charity and I am also glad to say I will be running the Great North Run in September again for them and Emily.” • Gordon Dunn sent in a total of £4,700, including £500 awarded in respect of the Congleton Town Mayor’s chosen charities.

for CRY in memory of my fiancé, Gary Edwards, who passed away unexpectedly on his stag do in Poland six weeks before our wedding in July 2015. “I have to admit my training didn’t go quite go to plan in the run up to the half marathon, however the amount of sponsors I received kept me going throughout the run. I am really pleased and proud to have raised nearly £1,000. I ran the half marathon with my sister Laura and friends, Allie, Helene and Sara.”

• Natasha Forrest-Dunn took part in a skydive and raised £360. • Joseph Hayes raised a total of £651 through taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 2016.

In Memory of

Rebecca Duxbury

Lindsey and Paul Chapman sent in £700 raised from Olde England Kiosk’s Halloween Weekend.

“My best friend Allie (left), me (middle) and my sister Laura (right)”

In Memory of

Caitlin Dyer

Carrie Dyer raised £1,301.51 through her JustGiving page.

In Memory of

Annie Edwards

Cormick Grogan took part in the Brentwood Half Marathon and raised £550.

• Hilary Edwards sent in £1,051.81 raised through a memorial football match.

In Memory of

Joe Edwards

Haydn Davies sent in £500 sent in in lieu of wedding gifts.

In Memory of

Timothy Charles Edwards

In Memory of

Gary Edwards

• Terry and Hilary Edwards sent in £682 on behalf on Skanska. • Hilary Edwards sent in £150 raised at a football match. • Sarah Moore took part in the Bristol Half Marathon and raised £680. “I wanted to run the Bristol Half Marathon to raise money

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Janet Kendall raised £770 through taking part in the Windsor Half Marathon 2016.

In Memory of

Rolf Eilers

• Fiona, Gemma and Becky Minish sent in a donation of £100. • John Butler at World Courier Management sent in a donation of £250.

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Milad Elias Elsoueidi

Helen Jane Elsoueidi sent in £722.61 received in lieu of floral tributes for her husband.

In Memory of

• Andy Sherratt sent in a donation of £400. “Chris (Rory’s dad) being presented with a cheque for £400 to credit to Rory’s Foundation at CRY from neighbour and friend Andy Sherratt. Chris gave Andy garage space for a period of about six months and Andy very kindly responded with this most generous donation for which we are very grateful.” Anne Embling.

Rory Embling

• Chris Embling sent in £102 raised through a Nu Skin party. “Here is a photo of the ladies who attended a Nu Skin party hosted by Rory’s sister Francesca. The Nu Skin representative on the evening was Victoria Cotton.”

• Chris Embling sent in £100 raised through the sale of eggs.

• Chris and Sarah Mctigue sent in a donation of £100. • Chris Embling sent in £234.80 raised through an afternoon with Francesca’s petting zoo.

“Chris, Rory’s dad, with his hens Brandy and Bardot, who are 2 of 13 chickens who have now raised their first £100 for Rory’s Foundation at CRY by the selling of their eggs. Thank you to all family, friends and neighbours who have supported us.” Anne Embling.

In Memory of

Sebastian English

• Wynne Owens sent in a donation of £200. • Chris Embling sent in a donation of £829 raised through a Party in the Park at Rory’s Return. • Chris Embling sent in £230.50 raised through a musical evening at Rory’s Return with singer Joseph O’Brien.

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• Mark Davies sent in a total of £100.

In Memory of

Morgan Evans

• Angharad Evans sent in a total of £4,442.99: a memorial rugby match raised £400; the sale of CRY bands on a memorial walk raised £290; and a Halloween ball raised £3,752.99.

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Our Fundraisers • Carolyn Cornfield sent in £1,101.64 received in lieu of presents for her 60th birthday.

• Rich Fell was presented with a cheque for £250 from Beverley Building Society.

• Janette Gardner sent in £100 on behalf of Aviemore Community Café.

In Memory of

Harry Faulkner

• Andy Little sent in a total of £3,413.50 raised through the Emery Little Charity Golf Day. • Julian Craxton sent in a total of £380 raised through the Radlett Junior Squash Tournament. • Emily Lovett sent in £150 received on behalf of “The Final Fling” organisation set up for the end of year prom at Berkhamsted School.

• Richard Dexter raised a total of £657 in the Great North Run 2016.

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Josh Fell

• Rich and Donna Fell sent in £100 raised by five local primary school children who raised the money through a “lifestyle challenge”. • Rich and Donna Fell sent in £405 raised from the sale of a motorbike won by Diane at a Hornsea bike event. • CRY Patron Vincent Regan and his wife Amelia sent in £1,099.26 raised at the Suzuki violin concert at the East Riding Theatre.

Therese Field

• Tara Field sent in £516 raised through a “Best of British” show in memory of Therese. • Martin Saggers sent in £400 raised through a charity golf day.

In Memory of

Jenny Finney

James Finney took part in 10 running events in 2015 and raised £715: “In 2005, at the age of 18 years old, my sister died of an undiagnosed heart condition. Last year saw the 10-year anniversary since her death so I, along with members of my family, decided to set ourselves a challenge. “At the beginning of 2015, it was decided we would complete 10 running events, mainly 10K runs, to mark the 10 years and raise money for CRY at the same time. “I am pleased to announce that the 10th running event was

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Our Fundraisers completed on October 25 and we raised a total of £715. I would like to thank the following for supporting me on my year-long challenge: my wife, son and daughter – Helen Finney, Reuben Finney and Niamh Finney – they supported me at every event rain or shine and Helen completed one of the 10 events herself; my brother, Jack Finney, for running with me in 8 out of the 10 events; my father, Simon Finney, for running with me in 2 out of the 10 events; my sister in law, Helen Groves, for running with me in 2 out of the 10 events; my mother-in-law, Jackie Graham, for completing the London Bridges Walk. Thank you also to CRY for your support, the numerous emails wishing me luck and the T-shirts, pens and bands that you sent for everyone who participated, it was much appreciated.”

We had great fun completing the run, and we hope that the money raised goes somewhat to helping other families involved with the charities as much as it helped ours.”

In Memory of

Michael Fisher

Stephen Fisher sent in a donation of £5,005 raised from the Botanic Inn football competition and raffle.

In Memory of

Thomas Fleetwood

Vincent Broughton took part in the Tough Mudder London West and raised £403.

In Memory of

Amy Flynn

Louise Rowlands took part in the Liverpool Half Marathon and raised £450.

In Memory of

Jacki Fisher

Ashley Newton and 12 family members and friends took part in the JCB Mud Run in June and raised £444.70: “On 18 June 2016, myself and 12 other members of my family completed the JCB Mud Run in memory of my auntie, Jacki Fisher, who was also a mum, wife, sister, daughter and friend. We raised money for three significant charities close to our hearts. Altogether we managed to raise £1,334.12; therefore each of our charities will receive an equal amount of £444.70.

In Memory of

Alan Foster

Mrs S Foster sent donations of £220 received in lieu of floral tributes for her husband.

In Memory of

Fabienne Frichot

James Vaughan sent in a donation of £100.

In Memory of

Francis Garcia

Francisco Saez sent in £250 on behalf of all the members of the local Unite the Union branch at Francis’s workplace.

Back Row: Lyndon Majer, Wayne Fisher, Ashley Newton. Middle row: Kerry Garside, Alix Fisher, Kerry Woodward, Matt Howard, Lisa Mellor, Teagan Mellor, Jamie Coburn. Front Row: Harry Harrison, Megan Fisher, Leanne Newton

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Jaimie Gault

Margaret and James Gault sent in a total of £240: £100 in lieu of Christmas cards; and £140 from Friends & Farmers.

In Memory of

Salena German

Jackie German sent in a total of £371 raised from collection boxes in her brother’s shop.

In Memory of

In Memory of

Hugh Grant

Joanne Reihill took part in the Belfast Marathon and raised £3,309.06, including £800 from a tea party.

In Memory of

Jordan Grant

• Denise Kennedy sent in £103.34 from the sports department at Cardinal Newman College. • Lisa and John Grant sent in £147.94 raised at a screening.

Alexander Goodman

Rosemary Goodman sent in £1,000 raised through an open house Christmas event: “This was from an open house Christmas event on November 18. We included homemade cakes, handicrafts, preserves, cards, and also a raffle. I also gave a talk about CRY to the Wigsha and Dadby Inner Wheel group on November 16 and received a cheque of £50. The rest was made up of donations.”

In Memory of

David Green

Team David took part in the Bognor 10K 2016 and raised £1,250: “For the sixth year Team David ran the Bognor 10K in memory of David Green. Young and old alike raised money and awareness for CRY. “The day was yet again a great success; the weather was perfect, all runners completed the course. David’s dad made his famous curry for the barbecue afterwards which went down extremely well.”

In Memory of

James Green

Jean Ramage sent in a donation of £100.

In Memory of

Henry Grootveldt

In Memory of

Ashley Goodwin

Mrs Grootveldt sent donations of £293 received in lieu of floral tributes for her husband, for the Football Fightback Fund.

Linda Goodwin sent in £310 raised through eBay and a car boot sale.

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Matthew Hadfield

Andy Hunt raised a total of £2,890 through taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 2016.

Hancock Memorial Ride. • Jen Adams held a ladies’ pottery painting evening and raised £156. • Fraser Blain took part in the Outlaw Ironman Distance Triathlon and raised £557.50.

In Memory of

In Memory of

Steve Haffenden

Thomas Hardman

Rachel Pedley sent in £1,500 received in lieu of gifts at her wedding.

• Scott Hardy took part in the TH96 Run and raised £421.65. •

In Memory of

Cathy Hall and Sylvia Morrissette

Jackie Day sent in a donation of £100.

In Memory of

Joseph Halliwell

Gemma O’Connor took part in the TH96 Run and raised £318.

• Richard and Margaret Hardman sent in £430 from Greenfield Cricket Club. • Glenn Kershaw sent in £568 raised through the Pennine Cricket League. • Henry and Peter took part in the Leeds Half Marathon and raised £628.10.

• Gill Bowden sent in a donation of £500. • DD Williamson UK took part in the Be Gung-Ho Manchester and raised £155.

In Memory of

In Memory of

David Hargrave

Hannah Hargrave raised £2,726 through her JustGiving page.

Shamil Hamid

The Kuwait English School sent in £2,574.90 raised though various fundraising activities.

In Memory of

Graham Harrison

Pam Woodcock sent in £280 raised in celebration of her 60th birthday.

In Memory of

Kyle Hancock

Debbie and Ian Hancock sent in £1,400 raised through various donations and fundraising events.

In Memory of

In Memory of

David Harry

Mark Harry sent in £320 from Burke Lodge raised during a ladies’ weekend.

Mark Hancock

• Angela Hancock sent in £850 raised through the Mark

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Jonathan Hayman

Marion Hayman sent in £100 raised through Mike and Bridie Morton going sober for October.

In Memory of

Rachel Heather and Walter “Wally” Tebby

Paul Heather sent donations of £675 received in lieu of floral tributes for his father, Wally.

In Memory of

Kallista Lily-Ann Heavey

Debby Heavey sent in £237.50 in lieu of gifts for her 50th birthday.

In Memory of

Dean Henderson

Team “Deano”; Nichola Dixon, Natalia Whittle, Mark Boak, Andy Whittle, Layla Wilkinson, Lucy Wilkinson, Lily Whittle, Naomi Dixon, Lee Dixon, Josh Dixon and Lewis Dixon, took part in the CRY Durham Riverside Walk 2016 and raised £210.

In Memory of

Joe Herrington

Brad Herrington sent in a donation of £500.

In Memory of

Ben Herriott

• Mark Mitchell took part in the Great Manchester Run and raised £210.

• Sarah and Spencer Seymour Smith took part in the Great Manchester Run and raised £500.

In Memory of

Matthew Hesmondhalgh

• Samantha Richmond sent in £347 raised through a cycle run. • John and Betty Singleton sent in £1,450 raised in celebration of their golden wedding anniversary: “Being aware of Matthew’s tragic passing at such a young age, and knowing first hand of the screenings being done in our local community in his memory, it seemed appropriate to offer our support. “As a mother of three sons and six grandchildren something like this happening certainly makes you think about things. “We recently celebrated our golden wedding anniversary and decided to invite donations to CRY in lieu of gifts. “Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of family and friends we are pleased to be able to forward £1,450 towards your good work.” • Zoe Catterall sent in £1,234.84 raised through a casino night. • Barry and Paula Hesmondhalgh sent in a donation of £452.80. • Paula Hesmondhalgh sent in £3,230 raised from the Azcend summer ball and auction. “The photo shows the CRY Babies presentation at the ball, highlighting little stories of the ups and downs of their wonderful fundraising activities in memory of Matt.”

• Samantha Herriott took part in the Great Manchester Run and raised £455.

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Matthew Hesmondhalgh and David Quinney

Barry and Paula Hesmondhalgh sent in £375 raised through a market stall.

In Memory of

Joe Hindmarch

Michael Hindmarch sent in £300 raised from the sale of a CD recorded in memory of Joe.

In Memory of

Andrew Hirst

Catherine Hirst took part in the Yorkshire 10K and raised £431:

In Memory of

Oliver Hewitt

Nick Preston held a 50th birthday garden party and raised £315.

“On Monday 24 August, life took a very unexpected turn when my younger brother, Drew, died suddenly. He had been a healthy 23-yearold lad who had recently lost a fair amount of weight and who loved to go on long bike rides 3/4 times a week. After Drew died I’d decided to get more active and started the ‘Couch to 5K’ app. “This then progressed into further distances and I decided to sign up for the Yorkshire 10K series and somehow, I managed to complete these.”

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In Memory of

Nicola and Laura Hill raised £2,215 through taking part in the Great North Run 2016.

Barry Holcombe took part in the London 2 Brighton Run and raised £2,326.

Richard Hill

In Memory of

Laura Hillier

Tony and Joan Hillier sent in a total of £1,028.50 raised at the Blisworth Canal Festival.

In Memory of

Benjamin Hilton-Woosey

Jane Hilton-Woosey held a cake sale at her workplace, the Co-op, and raised £355.

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Andrew Holcombe

“After suffering an injury at the Blackpool Marathon I hadn’t run for five weeks prior to the London 2 Brighton 100K event. I had been told by every person I spoke to not to run, however the problem was that I raised too much money to give up without trying. End result was I’m glad I did as what a fantastic event. “The organisers were superb as rest stops were an Aladdin’s cave of food and drink. There were doctors on hand which due to blister issues on feet (less said the better as still recovering after foot infection) was useful. I can’t recommend this event highly enough.

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Our Fundraisers “Well signposted, great rest stops with hot food, good course with some good sights, lovely countryside and unfortunately some enormous hills. “You can walk the course on a two day event or do 50% as a team; not everyone is as daft as me! Met some great people along the way and will keep in touch with them. 63 miles was by far the longest I ever have run and will ever run but as a once in a lifetime challenge I recommend it. “My finishing time was 15 hours 20 minutes and I even turned down a glass of bubbly at the finish. I will always support the CRY charity on behalf of my brother Andrew Holcombe and am already signed up for the Great North Run 2016 and Yorkshire Marathon among other events.”

In Memory of

Charlie Holden

• Matthew Crawford, Stu and Darren took part in the Salford Triathlon and raised £1,229. “A few funny stories on the day. For example, the lad on the right, Stu, finished dead last out of 187 male sprint triathletes who finished – at least he completed it and it was for a good cause. The lad in the middle, Darren, was doing the bike part of the triathlon through Salford Quays when a guy came out of work on an old bike in front of him. Hilariously, Daz couldn’t catch this noncompetitor up.” • Sophie Carey sent in £520 raised through the Tough Mudder North West. “The guys were all amazing (John, Paul, Peter, Sam and Adam), they have raised £520 and completed the course in true ChazManian Devil style!”

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• Llwyn Celyn Holiday Home Park sent in £2,177.70 in respect of various fundraising activities.

In Memory of

Dale Holder

• Jackie Padley sent in £1,045 raised through a netball tournament: “Myself and Lesley-Ann Nixon arranged this tournament after heartache happened to her nephew, Dean, who lost a very close friend and is still coming to terms with it. Dale Holder was a young man who was fit and healthy, played sport and did the normal things young people do. He went to bed and never woke up. “CRY is there to support the families and as Dean found it really hard to come to terms with it, we felt it was a very worthwhile cause. We would like to thank everyone who took part all the volunteers, and everyone who sent in prizes including Nine Bar, SAFC and many more.”

• Team “Smile Now, Cry Later”; Tony Holder, Anthony Holder Jnr, Lesley Holder, Michelle Tinby, Tony Gene Holder, Dylan Tinby, Lewis Butler, Andrew Butler, Andrew Butler, Sharon Butler, Maria Wanless, Madeline Shipley, Kane Parkin, Susan Hall, Robert Hall, Anne Pickering, Stephen Lawson, Deborah Mckinnon, Deborah Brown, Michael Convery, Ryan Convery, William Mills, William Mills, Martin Smith, Angela Smith, Michael Smith, Nichola Dixon-Ayre, Robert Ayre, Grace Dixon, Jorden Conlin, Lorraine Cole, Ellie Brownless, Kristy Brownless, Josh Brownless, Dean Taggart, Robert Harrison, Adam Potts, Peter Mackintosh, Janine Mackintosh, Luke Mackintosh, Leighton Stephonson, Robert Vipond, Mark Cook, Paul Field and Kevin Collier, took part in the CRY Durham Riverside Walk 2016 and raised a total of £13,520.

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Our Fundraisers In Memory of

Damian Hole

Phyllis Hole sent in £400 raised at a fun day held at Verlands Stores of Pencoed.

In Memory of

Professor John Howard

Dr L Howard sent donations of £1,245.70 received in lieu of floral tributes for her husband.

In Memory of

Daniel Hughes

• Nathan Stubbs, Cathal Cruise, Trevor Mountford, Martin Pettitt and Gareth Latham took part in the Cheshire Sprint Marathon and raised £1,101.82. “We all completed Cheshire Sprint Triathlon on Sunday. It was a big challenge for all of us but we did it and for such a great cause too. I personally had lots of comments on my T-shirt, the word is definitely spreading.”

In Memory of

Stewart Howard

• Jane Howard sent in a total of £300: £108 from a yard sale; and £192 through screening donations. • Mr and Mrs Knight sent a donation of £100. From left to right: Cathal Cruise, Trevor Mountford, Nathan Stubbs, Martin Pettitt and Gareth Latham

In Memory of

Dylan Howells

Andy Dallimore sent in a total of £337.65 on behalf of the students of Poole Grammar School sixth form tutor group.

• David and Steven Hughes sent in a total of £1,390.40. • Joshua Tagg took part in the X-Runner event and raised £145.

In Memory of

• Gavin Fletcher sent in £1,600 raised through walkers from Rolls-Royce taking part in the 40-mile Keswick to Barrow walk.

James Welch took part in the Swim the Serpentine event and raised £200.

• Simon Gilmore sent in £4,500 from Unite the Union, Derby Rolls Royce.

In Memory of

• David Hughes sent in a total of £150: £100 from Bignall End Cricket Club; and £50 from Audley Male Voice Choir.

Dylan Howells and Chris Crowley

Paul Hubbard

Jackie Hill at Wincanton sent in a donation of £140.

In Memory of

Mark Hudson

Karin Rouse sent in £1,071.24 raised through a charity day.

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• Mark Bartlam sent in a total of £120.

In Memory of

Matthew Hughes

Frances Griffiths sent in a donation of £100 in memory of her grandson.

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Our Fundraisers In Memory of

Charlie Ibrahimi

• Helen and Sam took part in the Ironman 70.3, Norway and Exmoor, and raised £240. • Fatima Ibrahimi sent in a total of £100

In Memory of

Camilla Jane Irvine

Hattie I’Anson raised a total of £1,245.88 through taking part in the Brighton Marathon 2016.

In Memory of

Nadeesha Jayawardena

• St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School held a cake sale and raised £210.

In Memory of

Reece Jeffrey

• Lisa Jeffrey sent in £352.27 raised at a screening event. • Paul Cook sent in £1,017 raised at a charity golf day at Sinfin Golf Club. • Jess Hassall took part in a “pink collar boxing match” and raised £470.

In Memory of

Lucy Jessop

Jordan Graham raised a total of £295 through taking part in the Vitality London 10,000 2016.

In Memory of

Damien Jewell

David Jewell and Lorna Bickle took part in the CRY Durham Riverside Walk 2016 and raised a total of £1,250.

In Memory of

• Jayantha Jayawardena sent in a donation of £348.74 raised through various fundraising held at Tesco, Lea Valley: “On September 24 we had a fundraising event at Tesco Lea Valley in memory of our son Nadeesha Jayawardena. All of the staff were dressed in red and were wearing red heart badges to signify their support of CRY. “Managers Mark and Alex, dressed up as minions (from the film Despicable Me). They provided a lot of entertainment for the children, and even some adults, that were visiting the store on the day. Also Laura, the personnel manager, and Sue Michael provided face-painting for the kids to show their support. We are eternally grateful to all the staff at Tesco Lea Valley for helping us organise this event. We hope we were successful in raising more awareness of sudden deaths that occur in the young.”

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James and Leon Johnsen

Team “Dancing for Charity”; Margaret Wilson, Michael Wilson, Alice Smith, Jane O’Farrell, Terry O’Farrell, Linda Pyne, Ian Jack, Anna Barry, Vincent Barry, Jill Wickramaratna, Lavantha Wickramaratna and Anita Hammond, took part in the CRY Durham Riverside Walk 2016 and raised £470.

In Memory of

Ethan Jones

Keith Weston sent in a total of £890 raised through talks, including: Twickenham Trefoil Guild, £60; Wilmara Club, £50; Pinner Probus, £60; Banstead Probus, £60; Esher Probus, £60; and Gates Green WI, £60.

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Our Fundraisers In Memory of

Lee Jordan

Roger Jordan sent in £200 received in lieu of gifts to celebrate his 60th birthday.

In Memory of

Jannik Lam

• Michael Lyons sent in a donation of £150. • Sarab Amin took part in the Robin Hood Marathon and raised £215.

In Memory of

Nathan Joseph and Philip Malyon

Ross and Sarah Ward raised a total of £1,144.95 through taking part in the Brighton Marathon 2016.

In Memory of

Matthew Kamis

Trina and Albert Kamis sent in £165 raised through a car boot sale.

In Memory of

Joseph Kellogg

Ingenus UK sent in a matched giving donation of £500 in respect of Thom Kelloggs’ JJK Darts Tournament.

In Memory of

Jenny Kerwood

Martin and Elizabeth Kerwood sent in £100 from Billericay Catholic Pre-school raised through a quiz night.

• Matt Bond took part in a Watford to Nottingham sponsored ride and raised £1,003.59. • Puja Patel took part in a “3,000 reps in the gym” challenge and raised £458.89. • Grace McLaughlin took part in the Hackney Half Marathon and raised £340.

In Memory of

Adam Lambert

David O’Connor raised a total of £645 through taking part in the Windsor Half Marathon 2016.

In Memory of

Robert Lancaster

• Sally Hounsham sent in a donation of £100. • Margaret Lancaster sent in £260 raised through a shooting syndicate.

In Memory of

Michael Land

In Memory of

Graeme Kilpatrick

Julie-Ann Hamill and Graham Parkinson sent in a donation of £1,040.50.

In Memory of

Judith Krish

Felicity Good sent in a donation of £100 in memory of her niece.

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• Dave Deaves sent in £200 raised by Dewsbury Ambulance Charities. • Dave Hughes sent in a donation of £100.

In Memory of

Robby Lebita

• Sharon King sent in a donation of £392. • Vaultex UK sent in total matched giving donations of £3,732.43 in respect of their Make a Difference month.

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Our Fundraisers In Memory of

• Maria Leyland sent donations of £914 received in lieu of floral tributes for her son.

• Pete Ledgard sent in £715 raised through Andrea, Lee, Tom Beddall and Chrissie Salt’s participation in the London to Brighton Cycle Ride.

• Maria and Ian Leyland sent in £948 raised through a Christmas raffle.

Kris Ledgard

• Deanna Bailey took part in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2016 and sent in a further £130 in respect of the previous year’s fundraising page, making a total raised of £1,882.20.

• Charlotte Leyland sent in £300 raised from the sale of wristbands.

In Memory of

David Livesey

In Memory of

Miriam Lee

• Brooke Weston Academy sent in £1,436 raised through a non-uniform day. • St Columba’s Church sent in a donation of £400.

In Memory of

Joseph Leyland

• St Giles’ Catholic Primary School held a non-uniform day and raised £261.66. “On Friday 21 October 2016, St Giles RC Primary School, Cheadle, held a non-uniform day in order to raise money for Joe’s memorial fund and to raise awareness of CRY to parents. A total of £261.66 was raised by the school, so thank you!” Charlotte Leyland.

Rae Livesey sent in £285.37 raised through coffee mornings in memory of her son.

In Memory of

Jamie Loncaster

• Liz Lees sent in a donation of £200. • Caroline Nicholls took part in a triathlon and raised £430. • Rich Foster and the Ugly Ducklings took part in cycling the Way of the Roses to Swanland and sent in a further £5,330. • Graham Loncaster sent in £413.55 raised through various activities including the Total Warrior and the Ugly Duckling events. • Sarah Warneck took part in a sponsored walk and raised £600. “The walk went really well despite the poor weather, I think it rained for about 60% of the walk so lots of wet feet and blisters! Our team of walkers managed to walk the full 11.5 miles in just under 4.5 hours, which we are told is pretty good going for non-hikers.”

• St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School held a coffee morning and raised £500.

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Our Fundraisers • Lee Newsham at PDR Construction sent in £7,525 raised through a charity cycle ride from Berlin to Copenhagen. “The company I worked for between 1997 and 2007 (PDR Construction) completed another leg of their Tour of Europe in September 2016. This year they rode from Berlin to Copenhagen! “On the day I popped in to collect the cheque I was told that The Dransfield Foundation (Sheffield) and PDR Construction had worked together to top up the total for CRY & Jamie’s Fund to a massive £10,000. Some of this £10,000 will have already filtered through to CRY by way of the VMG page. “Needless to say I was overwhelmed and we ended up with four grown men over 40 with tears in their eyes in the boardroom at PDR Construction! We are humbled at the generosity of those around us and I’m sure stories like this make your work at CRY all the more worthwhile.” Graham Loncaster.

In Memory of

Mike Looker

Sarah Looker sent in a total of £830 received in lieu of gifts at Vera’s 80th birthday celebrations.

In Memory of

Russell Lucas

Stan Pyle took part in a bike ride from Plymouth Hoe to Westward Ho and raised £1,630.

In Memory of

Martyn Luckett

• Brenda Luckett sent in £4,150 raised through their last annual motorcyle trials school: “This was our 24th and the last one that we were going to do. Martyn was a keen motorcycle trials rider and was always involved until 11 years ago when he passed away suddenly. One photo is Charlotte, myself and John getting the cheque, Charlotte did a presentation chat as well. The second picture is of myself presenting the Martyn Luckett Memorial Trophy to Tom Hooper, we held a memorial trial on August 24 in Martyn’s memory.” Brenda Luckett.

• Harry Elliott took part in the Hull Marathon and raised £436. • Samantha Hillerby sent in £220 raised from the launch party of her new salon. • Libby Barnes took part in the Great Manchester Run and raised £826.50. • Pat and Jane Wride sent £576.62 raised through a Christmas fayre. • Mr Hunter sent in a donation of £100.

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• Brenda Luckett sent in a total of £228.46: £200 from The West of England Motor Cycle Club; and £28.46 from a collection pot at Kerry’s butcher shop. • Robbie Savill sent in £300 received in lieu of gifts to celebrate his 50th birthday. • Brenda Luckett sent in £658.05 raised through a beetle drive event.

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Our Fundraisers “As part of our ongoing fundraising to make people aware of CRY, on Friday 25 November we held a beetle drive at Morwenstow Community Centre. This was supported by 76 people from ages 5 to 80. There was a lot of laughter as people created their beetle, and after six games we had a short interval for tea and cake plus putting a name to the snowman, how many pennies in a jar, and the raffle. We commenced for a further six games where people frantically threw dice to make up their winning beetle, making it a fun evening for all. “In all we raised a staggering £635.13. This has been sent in to the Martyn Luckett Memorial Fund; parents Brenda and John work tirelessly raising money each year to fund screening for young people between the ages of 14 and 35. “Brad Olde was 20 when he had a cardiac arrest in 2015, a fit young man with no previous symptoms collapsed one day and sustained a hypoxic brain injury which resulted in a life-changing condition. Although progressing well his aim is to make people aware of how important screening is as only 1 in 10 people survive a cardiac arrest. Thanking Bridgemans, Gilbert & Vanstone of Kilkhampton, and all the many other people who sent in raffle prizes, cakes and supported this event.” Sharon Olde.

In Memory of

Alan Lumley

• Adam and Gemma Campbell sent in £250 in lieu of gifts to celebrate their wedding. • Helen Whatmough sent in £1,084 raised through DLA Piper colleagues taking part in the Great Manchester Run. • Helen Watmough sent in £1,500 on behalf of DLA Piper UK.

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• Jenny Lumley sent in £290 raised through a memorial touch rugby tournament at Barnard Castle School.

“On Sunday 11 September 2016, Barnard Castle School held an Old Barnardians’ Day, which brought together students, past and present, to compete in a variety of sporting events. The rugby sevens tournament was played in memory of Alan, and eight teams competed for The Lumley Cup. “Alan’s sister, Julia, put together a team of friends and family – Al’s Gals. The team was made up of people that had never even touched a rugby ball, never mind played the game. However, as the tournament was in memory of Alan, everyone gave it their best. Other teams were made up of Alan’s old school friends and rugby teammates. “Al’s Gals came fifth out of the eight teams (a miracle!). The cup was won by the Barnard Castle Rugby Club team. Refreshments were sold on the day with proceeds being sent in to CRY. The total amount raised was £290. Barnard Castle School holds dear memories for Alan’s family with many a weekend spent standing on the touchline watching him play numerous rugby matches. We hope that The Lumley Cup will continue as an annual event. The school has kindly nominated CRY as its charity of the year for 2017, so we look forward to supporting them with many more fundraising events in the future.” • Nicky Harris sent in a donation of £14,612.18.

In Memory of

Aaron Lundy

Garry McGrotty took part in the Belfast City Marathon and raised £545.

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Our Fundraisers In Memory of

Sean Luty

Vicky sent in £341.27 raised from two collection pots at Tesco Express, Baildon.

In Memory of

Andrew Macleod

• The Stornoway & District Round Table sent in £250 raised at the Lewis Carnival. • Donald Smith cycled through the Island chain of the Outer Hebrides, beginning at the most northerly point of the Isle of Lewis and proceeding southwards through the Isles of Harris, Berneray, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, Eriskay, Barra and finishing at the southern end of Vatersay. • Murdo Macleod sent in a total of £644: Mr and Mrs DJ Whiteman £150; Macrae’s Garage, £100; and Mary Murray, £90; £160 from Donald Smith; £30 from Kathleen Macleod; £87.28 from a collection tin left at “Public Service point” and £26.72 from a collection tin at Engebret. • Murdo Macleod sent in a total of £6,850: Sandra Mackay raised £250 from the sale of calendars; and Neil Macarthur sent in £6,600 raised through the Hebridean Cycle Challenge. “One cheque is from the account of the Lewis and Harris Youth Clubs Association and represents a portion of the monies raised from this year’s Hebridean Cycle Challenge, which took place on Saturday 18 June. The second cheque is from our own joint account for the value of £250 representing a cash donation from a family friend, Ms Sandra Mackay, who combines her love of hill walking with her gift for photography to create beautiful calendars for sale, with all proceeds going to a local good cause. This year, her choice is the Andrew Macleod Memorial fund in CRY.”

• A team of riders took part in the Hebridean Cycle Challenge and raised £1,300. • Kenneth Mackenzie at the Royal Hotel in Stornoway sent in a donation of £1,980. • Murdo and Dolina Macleod sent in £153.10 raised at a screening event. • Donald Macdonald sent in a donation of £1,700 raised from Lewis and Harris Accordion and Fiddle Club.

In Memory of

Jack Maddams

Rachael Courtney, Natalie Fisher, Kirsty Grimes and Steph Roberts took part in a 100km trek and raised £2,226.25.

In Memory of

Jonny Malpas

Andrew Lewis took part in a fun run and raised £225.

In Memory of

Nathan Malyon

Darren Ward took part in the London to Paris Cycle Ride and raised £235.

In Memory of

Marie Manhire-Clark

James Manhire sent in a total of £11,647.46 raised through his Virgin Money Giving Someone Special page.

In Memory of

Peter Manlove

• Jill Marchant sent in a total of £200 received in lieu of gifts to celebrate her diamond wedding anniversary. • Gillian Boothroyd sent in £100 raised in the celebration of Peter’s grandparents’ diamond wedding anniversary.

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Our Fundraisers In Memory of

Karl Mansfield

Alistair and Debra, landlord and landlady of The Horton Arms in Royton, hosted a charity three-course dinner with entertainment and raised £480.

In Memory of

Lewis Marsh

Gill Weston sent in a total of £5,930 raised as follows: £630 from Waitrose; and £5,300 from Sandhurst Town Boys & Girls Football Club.

In Memory of

John Marshall

• Maureen Marshall sent in £2,000 on behalf of Southport Hesketh Round Table.

In Memory of

Pete McAvoy

• Peter McAvoy sent in a total of £1,657.98, including: £327.94 raised at a screening event; £620.04 from Herkimer College, USA; £100 from Anne McAvoy’s Zumba classes; and £610 from a football tournament and retirement collection. • Wanda, Richard, Nick and Kate Wilson raised a total of £1,850 through taking part in the Vitality London 10,000 2016.

In Memory of

Kieran McDade

Scott McCloy took part in the Great Scottish Run and raised £1,350.

• Michael Vella sent in £370 raised through a charity night. • Maureen Marshall sent in £250 raised from collection boxes at Edge Hill University. • Michael Vella sent in £865 raised at a Skem Athletic event.

In Memory of

Dean Mason

• Jack Mason took part in the Daiathlonn event and raised £505.

£750.

• The Camrose Vintage Working Committee held their annual show and raised

• Gwenfair Mason sent in £300 raised through a bucket collection whilst walking with the Narbeth Carnival procession. • Daniel Mason sent in £1,595 raised through Dean’s Digger Drive event.

In Memory of

Claire Mayger

Alan Mayger raised £330 through taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 2016.

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In Memory of

Greg McFarlane

• Andrew Kerr took part in the Neil McCover Memorial Half Marathon and raised £295. • Cameron Hobbs took part in a 24-hour gameathon and raised £325.

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Our Fundraisers In Memory of

James McGowan

• Carol Kemm sent in a donation of £100. • Graham Kemp sent in a donation of £100. • Mark and Julia Blatchly sent in £100 in respect of the 5 Swims for a 5 Star Son event. • Nicola Bonner sent in £100 in respect of the 5 Swims for a 5 Star Son event. • Renato Prieto sent in £100 in respect of the 5 Swims for a 5 Star Son event. • Christine Goodair and Susanna Riviere took part in the Kings Cormorants Cycle and raised £445. “On Sunday 4 September, Christine Goodair and Susanna Riviere rode the London (Richmond) to Windsor Bike Ride, organised by Bike Events. We were pleased to be able to support the CRY fund in memory of James, the son of one of our swimming friends, Ellery McGowan. “Apart from one shower of rain the weather remained cool and comfortable, and the route was mainly on minor roads, through villages and by the Thames, so it came as a bit of a surprise to have three rather steep hills in the last third of the ride! Despite that we got to Windsor, including refreshment stops, in three and a half hours, and raised over £400.” Christine.

In Memory of

Steven McKay

• Rebecca McKay took part in the Women’s 10K Race Series and raised £637. • Sarah Clarke took part in a trialthlon and raised £1,421.95. • Naomi Butterfield took part in the Sheffield 10K and raised £365.

In Memory of

Stephanie McLean

Rachelle Henderson raised a total of £1,911.10 with Kate Fagleman and Alice Johnston through taking part in the Great North Run 2016.

In Memory of

Ellie McKittrick

Ashley Wright took part in the Tri Liverpool event and raised £1,190.

In Memory of

Elizabeth McMillan

Kevin McMillan sent donations of £656.35 received in lieu of floral tributes for his wife.

In Memory of

Simon McNamara

Xafinity Consulting organised a charity day and raised £375.

In Memory of • Miguel Ortiz sent in £100 received from a Cormorant Club member. • Annie Hardie sent in a donation of £200.

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Ronald Meddings Stan Meddings sent donations of £174.50 received in lieu of floral tributes for his brother.

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Our Fundraisers In Memory of

Josh Merrick

• Kay Wilson sent in £100 in lieu of sending Christmas cards. • Jenny Merrick took part in the Great Manchester Run and raised £200.

In Memory of

George Morgan

Jasmine Sommers sent in £550 raised through a charity event celebrating the UWE Team Entrepreneurship’s graduation, in memory of fellow graduate George.

In Memory of In Memory of

Richard Merriman

• Mary Taylor held a raffle and raised £640. • Marion Brehm took part in a Nordic walk and raised £100. • Zoe Green took part in the Chester Half Marathon and raised £514.50. • Paul and Nicola Merriman sent in a total of £1,386 raised through a quiz night. “On November 26, CRY Raising Awareness Week, our family got together and did a quiz night. Thanks to: our sister-in-law Janet Merriman who got the ball rolling; Paul Biswell for giving us the venue, doing a fantastic job of setting it all up for us at Astley Cooper School, Hemel Hempstead; also thanks to our quiz master Trudie. Wouldn’t have been able to do this without them all. It was a great success! We also did a raffle on the night – we raised an amazing £1,300. It was a brilliant night, over a hundred people turned up to support our event for CRY in memory of our son Richard. We want to thank everyone for their kind generosity and massive support in helping us raise the money for a fantastic cause! “Also, my friend Mandy Taylor raised £50 on a coach trip she organised, to take her work social club to an Earl’s Court Christmas show, they all had a great time. Another friend of mine, Sharon Charles, has also raised some money £36 at her work place Arriva bus with the CRY charity box I gave her.”

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Jonathan Morgan

Sue Ainsworth took part in a dry January challenge and raised £571.

In Memory of

Levon Morland

• Jim Henderson took part in the Kelfest event and raised £571.23. • Jeff Morland sent in £103 donated by Elsie Morley and Greta Brown.

In Memory of

Nicholas Morris

Elizabeth Morris held a biennial golf day which included a raffle, auction and prizegiving and raised £1,760. “£1,760 was raised at our biennial golf day on Saturday 3 September 2016 in memory of our late son and brother who died on 13 August 2000 from viral myocarditis aged just 17 years. 38 golfers took part in the day and friends and families joined them later for prizegiving, a raffle and an auction.”

Will Morris (left), Nicholas’s younger brother, organised and ran the whole day.

Winner of the Nicholas Morris Memorial Trophy, Nick Fulford (right), with other participants from the day.

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Our Fundraisers In Memory of

Owen Morris

• Jane Williams took part in the Edinburgh Marathon and raised £882.20. • Judith Miller sent in £5,000 raised through Owen’s Ride and a BBQ.

In Memory of

David Moss

• Sophie Adshead sent in a donation of £285. • Nicola Egan sent in a donation of £250. • Dawn Moss sent in a total of £2,660: Rourke’s Cycles raised £1,000; Biddulph Fish Bar raised £1,560; and collection boxes raised £100. • Sainsbury’s Biddulph sent in £1,577 raised in respect of carrier bag donations.

Jean Murray

Sharon White sent donations of £239.99 received in lieu of floral tributes for her mother.

In Memory of

In Memory of

Bethany Mycroft

Paige Moth

Emma Moth sent in a donation of £440.

In Memory of

Andrew Murch • Elah Cohen sent in £1,000 raised through an evening at The Watermill. • Live Active Leisure sent in a donation of £500. • Alastair Cruickshank sent in a donation of £1,000. • Michael Jamieson sent in £500 on behalf of the Rotary Club of Perth St John’s raised as the result of a concert, organised by Eileen Waterston and club members, which featured a number of local musicians. • Eric Slorance took part in the Highland Perthshire Marathon and raised £1,000.

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In Memory of

Amanda and Adrian Topp sent in a total of £11,800: £914 from a charity night at The Dusty Miller; £133 from a bottle tombola, plant sale and a draw for a chocolate bouquet at the Bolsover Gala; £207 from a community fun day held by The Edge; £170 from a collection at Heritage High School’s school play; £270 from an event at Brighouse Bay Golf Club; £6,066 from a Hawaiian-themed BBQ; and £1,036 from the Clowne Gala at Heritage High School. “On July 10, ‘The Edge’ housing development in Clowne held a community fun day. We were one of the few nonresidents invited to attend. Again we held a plant sale, a bottle tombola and a draw for a chocolate bouquet. We raised £207.

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Our Fundraisers “On July 23, we held a Hawaiian-themed BBQ. We charged £5 entry per person. This included all food. Approximately 200 people attended during the afternoon. We also had a number of activities for kids including giant sumo wrestling and inflatable gladiator jousting. A total of £6,066 was raised from these activities, the bar and general collection pots.

• R Nagra sent in a total of £200. • Resham and Dalbag Nagra held a screening and collected £794.22 in donations. • Resham Nagra sent in £1,288 raised through the “Swim4Dips” event: “On 20 February 2016, myself, Sundiljit, Baljinder and Jaya did a swimathon (Swim4Dips) to mark Pradeep’s 34th birthday. We swam 34 lengths (8,500 metres) in total.”

In Memory of

Juma Ngqobongwana

Lizo Ngqobongwana took part in the Great Manchester Run and raised £925. “And most recently, we had a stall at the Clowne Gala held at Heritage High School on September 10. We held a raffle, bottle tombola, plant sale and a draw for a chocolate bouquet. Despite it having rained most of the day, we still raised £1,036.”

In Memory of

Pardeep Nagra

• Resham Nagra sent in a total of £385: £360 from a dinner and dance; and a £25 screening donation. •

Adam Towler took part in a Scottish coast to coast event and raised £155.

In Memory of

Scott Nicol

Stuart Nicol sent in £150 raised through the sale of teddy bears by his wife.

In Memory of

Barry Nivett

Jenny Boag raised £135 through taking part in the Vitality London 10,000 2016.

In Memory of

Peter Norman

• Arun Singh took part in a skydive and raised £833.

Maureen Fletcher sent in a donation of £100.

• April Wiles took part in a skydive and raised £395.

In Memory of

• Claire Lomas at Newcross Hospital sent in a donation of £1,715 raised through a Broadway show.

Toby Northcote-Green

Onneke and Jasper took part in a cycle to Holland and raised £1,194.48.

• Sarah Fuller held a coffee morning and raised £100.

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Our Fundraisers In Memory of

one of our screenings which is a success story in itself.” Ann Coles.

Kate Schiavi took part in a “Walk with Joy” event and raised £434.47.

“17 people took part including myself and my mum, it was a great evening. Everyone that took part enjoyed the night, we also held a raffle which was supported by the Heartfelt members. Thank you Sasha and Harry from The Lord Nelson for their hospitality and the ladies from the Heartfelt Group for their hard work with the raffle on the night including Ruth, Dot, Myra, Elisa and Laura. Also, a great big thank you to Karen Sterling and her team from B.L.A.Z.E. Firewalking for putting on a truly inspiring evening.” Chris Smith.

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Simon Overy

Judy Overy took part in a tandem parachute jump with her grandson Harry Croft and raised £798.86: “My grandson and I did our skydive on August 12. We were in The Lowestoft Journal for two weeks, plus on both Radio Suffolk and Essex where CRY was well-promoted. The event was with UK Skydiving at Ellough Airfield in Suffolk, near Beccles. The team there are really great, the dive was brilliant and I would recommend it as really fun way to raise funds.”

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Christopher Parr

• Phil Nicholas sent in £118.55 raised through a golf society day at The Traveller’s Rest pub in Leek, Staffordshire. £325.

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Simon Pangborn

Dan Tardiff took part in the Tough Mudder London West and raised £1,230.

• Dianne Parr sent in total donations of

• Elliot Fowler took part in the Fairfield Horseshoe Walk and raised £900. • Leek Cricket Club sent in a donation of £750.

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Kevin Paterson

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Andrew Parr

Julie and Chris Smith and Ann Coles took part in a firewalk and raised £1,805: “Our fundraising firewalk was held on September 10 and was organised by Julie Smith, who is part of our Heartfelt group here in Preston. Julie’s son Chris was picked up at

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• Damian Beard took part in the Euro Three City Challenge and raised £2,181. • Rob Masterson took part in the London to Brussels Cycle and raised £140. • Team “Super Kev”; Patricia Toft, William Bartley, Kathryn Cowen, Peter Cowen, Beth Cowen, Adam Reilly, Sheila Slater, Joseph Slater, Aimee Slater, Julie Braid, Terence Lewis, Charlotte Lewis and Keira Lewis, took part in the CRY Durham Riverside Walk 2016 and raised £100.

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Andrew Patterson

• Kiera Kilgarriff sent in £500 from her employer, Millennium Care UK/GHS Care. • Laura Jaglowski took part in the York 10K and raised £705.

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James Patrick Patterson

• Mrs Gaut sent in a donation of £100. • Kelvin Wilson sent in £2,680 raised through a charity golf day.

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James Phillips

• Emily Sinclair sent in £120 donated in lieu of wedding favours: “James will forever be in our thoughts, especially at weddings and big celebrations when I know he’s joking and boogieing around on the dance floor in spirit. We chose to donate money to CRY instead of giving favours at our wedding. This is for you James – cheers!” • Kate Edmond took part in the 70.3 Iron Man Triathlon and raised £1,327.65. • Paul Barnes raised £400 through taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 2016.

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Jenni and David Paul

• Greg Smith took part in the Edinburgh Night Cycle and raised £700.92. • David Metcalfe sent in £250 from Volunteer Scotland donated in lieu of a leaving gift after his spell as chairman. • Andy Crinson, Gordon Paul, Gary Queen and Glenn Webber raised a total of £3,996.75 through taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100.

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Gary Pope

Rob Broadley raised a total of £697 through taking part in the Brighton Marathon 2016.

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Alan Porter

Helen Porter sent in a donation of £100.

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Jennifer Pearce and Patricia Creppy

Sandra Pearce sent donations of £150 received in lieu of floral tributes for her mother, Patricia, in memory of her daughter, Jennifer.

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Shannon Powell

Northwood College sent in £759 raised by their Head Girl team through organising a Halloween Carnival.

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Adam Pearmine

Karen Pearmine sent in £730 raised by the North Hampshire Quilters’ Club.

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James Pettifer

Nicholas Walsh sent in a total of £8,863.06 raised in respect of the Shamrock Fair.

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Robert Poysor

Diane Tolley sent in a total of £1,900, including: £50 from a car boot sale; £50 from a retiring collection from Bewley Methodist Church; screening donations amounting to £700; £100 from Robert’s aunt; and £848 raised through a pub quiz held at The Horn and Trumpet, Bewdley.

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Gemma Quew

Martin Baldwin took part in the Isle of Wight Randonee and raised £137.50.

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Gemma Quew and Shane Ashwin

Audrey Ashwin sent donations of £333.43 received in lieu of floral tributes for her husband, Shane.

• The Physiotherapy Association (SURA) at Nottingham University took part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and sent in £1,404.21. “I am a third-year physiotherapy student at the University of Nottingham, I was the main organiser of the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge for CRY for the Alex Reid Memorial Fund. This was completed on 30 April 2016 when a cohort of physios and lecturers all completed the challenge in under 12 hours! We all found this a significant challenge with a range of abilities but such a great achievement. Our overall total raised was £1,404.70 which exceeded our expectations so we were extremely happy! I thought I would share some photos with you of what a fantastic few days we had.” Sophie Marsden.

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Olivia Raby

Abby Ellams took part in the Three Peaks Challenge and raised £425.

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Matthew Readings

Gavin Readings took part in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2016 and sent in an additional £385.50, making a total raised of £1,335.50.

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James Redington

Bobby Hellard raised a total of £325 through taking part in the Windsor Half Marathon 2016.

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Claire Reed

Nick Holmes took part in the Bath Half Marathon and raised £497.50.

• Natasha Douglas and Tim Douglas raised a total of £2,057 through taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 2016.

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Miles Reid

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Alex Reid

• Helen Thorneloe sent in £125 raised through a coast to coast walk.

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Emma Bertschin took part in the Great Birmingham Half Marathon and raised £280

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Thomas Reid

Jonny Cooper took part in the Leeds Half Marathon and raised £449.74: “After months of training and losing two stone in weight, I felt nervous about running the race in a good time. I’d set myself a target of beating my previous time of 1:56:56 from the 2012 Leeds Half Marathon and that anything more was a bonus! I was struck down with a bout of man flu in the days running up to the race which didn’t help, but I still felt confident on the morning. Aside from having a stitch for about two miles in the middle of the race (very painful!) I ran as best and as fast as I could on what was a very warm day in Leeds. My initial success was overtaking a man dressed as a minion somewhere near Meanwood. “As the miles clocked down, my legs began to tire and the heat put a lot of strain on not just me but everyone running. Thankfully, the support was magnificent and just what was needed to push everyone on – from people handing out oranges, water and jelly babies to those dragging their hose pipes out to cool people down, it showed what a fabulous city Leeds is, full of generous and wonderful people. The last half mile is simply a blur but crossing the finish line was an amazing feeling and not something I’ll be forgetting in a hurry. Finding out shortly after I’d beaten my previous best time was the icing on the top of a fantastic day. With over £400 raised for CRY, the day was a phenomenal (and hot!) success.”

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Scott Rennie

Stevie Rennie sent in £150 raised through the Great Comberton Wine Club evening.

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Susan Rhatigan née Wilson

Mr Baker sent donations of £642.40 received in lieu of floral tributes for his partner.

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Alex Roberts

James Mills took part in the Cambridge Half Marathon and raised £600.

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Les Roberts

Geraint Roberts took part in the Great North Run and the Cardiff Half Marathon 2011 and raised £235.

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Evan Robertson

• Daniel Golding sent in £200 sent in by The Bearded Bears and Vera Lones. • Endre Hanak took part in the Tough Mudder London West and raised £670.

Debbie Rendle

• Sylvia Pezzack held a raising awareness day and raised £292. • Sylvia Pezzack sent in £280.50 raised at a screening day at Camborne College.

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Christopher Rennard

Joe Garmston took part in the Leeds Half Marathon and raised £300.

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Sian Roger

• Carl Muldoon raised £1,400 through taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 2016. • Helen Harris raised £560 through taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 2016. • Andrew and Sarah Siveter raised a total of £2,573.20 through taking part in the Brighton Marathon 2016.

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Deborah Rogers sent in £110.15 raised from a collection pot.

Jenna Brace sent in £165 raised through a pet dog show.

Stephen Rogers

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Liam Ross

Adam Scregg took part in the Radio City Scouse 5K and raised £355.

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Stuart Ross

Danielle Neill held a school reunion including a dinner and a raffle and raised £540.

Wendy Scourfield

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Matthew Seymour

• Martin Gray took part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival and raised £1,450. • Stephen and Graham took part in the Great Scottish Run and raised £2,163.10.

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Peter Sharpe

Richard Sharpe took part in the Belfast Marathon and raised £5,000.

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Adam Rowbottom

CRY Representative Ulrike Rowbottom gave a talk to the Soroptimist Society and received a donation of £100.

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Margaret Sargent

Mrs Vallet sent donations of £360 received in lieu of floral tributes for her mother.

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Kevin Sayer

Mrs Forder sent in £650 raised through the annual Kev Sayer XI vs Matt Green XI football match.

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Andy Shearer

Drew and Sally Shearer sent in £1,000 raised through the MissusHippy country covers album launch night: “Following two years of very hard work and tremendous fun, we finally had our MissusHippy country covers album launch on Friday 2 September 2016. MissusHippy are a country duo comprising of Drew Shearer and Gail Collins. We decided there was no better cause than CRY to dedicate all monies raised in memory of Andy Shearer (Drew and Sally’s son who passed away in his sleep in March 2002). There were over 100 family and friends in attendance as well as members of the public who had never heard of CRY before and there were a few bereaved parents who came along to provide support to MissusHippy and the charity.

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Mair Schmeinck

Alison Schmeinck sent in a donation of £1,000.

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Our Fundraisers “It was a very happy night with loads of laughs and ‘some great music’ of course! The buffet was a rousing success and there were more raffle prizes than there were people. By the end of the night after a fantastic rendition of “Purple Rain” and a mass takeover of the stage – we raised a phenomenal £1,000 which we are very proud of.

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Ben Simpson

Joe and Rob Simpson sent in a total of £1,665 raised through an annual golf tournament.

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Aashi Sinha

Ellisha Lindo at Forest School in Snaresbrook sent in a total of £1,184.60: various fundraising events including a cookie sale, cake sale, charity dinner and a busking event raised £629.88; and the annual Fusion Show raised £554.72: “This was not MissusHippy’s first charity gig for CRY and hopefully it will not be the last. It is a fantastic platform to raise awareness. Each CD has dedications printed on them and hopefully this will encourage the purchasers to find out more about CRY, and you never know, they may very well go on to raise some money themselves.”

“The pupils wanted to donate the money to CRY in memory of Aashi Sinha, a student from Forest who died suddenly in May 2013. For many years Aashi had been an important part of the Fusion team, as a dancer and friend.” Kate Spencer Ellis, Head of English.

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Paul Short

Frank and Collette sent in a donation of £100.

Nicholas Sketchley

• Jo Sketchley raised £618 through taking part in the Windsor Half Marrathon 2016. • Claire Fahy raised £350 through taking part in the Windsor Half Marathon 2016.

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In Memory of

David James sent in a total of £100.

• Katie Donnelly sent in £330 raised through a tennis tournament organised by Denise Gwatkin at The Wimbledon Club.

Joshua Shotton

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Madeline Siddall

• The Eckington Women’s Fellowship sent in a donation of £249. • Gill Parker sent in a donation of £842.34 raised through “Eckington’s Got Talent”. • Adam Sellers raised a total of £577 with Charlotte Laycock in the Great North Run 2016.

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Ben Skinner

• Mandy Skinner sent in a total of £100 on behalf on Mr and Mrs Cooper and Tony Prince.

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Jason Small and Ricky Stevens

Lillian Driver sent in £420 raised through a headshave.

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Alex Smith

Jenny and Geoffrey Smith took part in the CRY Durham Riverside Walk 2016 and raised £635.

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Ben Smith

Gary and Christine Smith sent in a total of £375.32 raised from their customers.

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Rob Smith

Sonia Norris took part in a sponsored walk at Wansfell Lake District and raised £1,498.

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Lee Stables

Sharen Stables sent in a donation of £175.

We were very sorry to learn that Sharen died in February 2017 following a short illness. Sharen first contacted CRY in 2004 and was CRY Representative for Cumbria for a number of years. We are very grateful for all the support she gave CRY – raising funds, raising awareness and hosting local screening events.

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David Staff

Rebecca Simms sent in a donation of £559.40 raised through Darwen Dashers Running Club’s annual fell race.

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Robert Daniel Smith

• Linda Smith sent in a total of £1,010.20: £665 from two coffee mornings; £120 from David Barber and friends; £39.50 from Anna and Dean’s engagement; and a donation of £65.20. • Linda Smith, Jordan Thompson and Elaine Spence raised a total of £887 through taking part in the Great North Run 2016. • Linda Smith, Robert Smith, Josh Smith, Helen Bowes, Andre James, Elaine Spence, Jordan Thompson, Shannon Thompson, Debbie Johnston, Debbie Humberstone, Margaret Layton, Lisa Benton, Joanne Brown, Sophie Brown, Samantha Brown, Kirsty Lister, Nicola Iley, Rachael Snowdon, Kay Finch, Colin Finch, Lily Finch, Sam Cadman, Chris Butler, Julie Snowball, Gopi Snowball, Bailey Snowball, Keeley Harris, Myla Portaluri, Donna Harle, Erin Harle, Morgan Harle, Summer Harle, Marie Coates, Fiona Fortune, Barbara Fortune, Emma Willis, Esme Willis and Pheobe Willis took part in the CRY Durham Riverside Walk 2016 and raised £238.

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Michael Soames

Emily Soames took part in the Bath Half Marathon and raised £2,970.

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Matthew Stagliano

Lisa Johnson sent in a donation of £100.

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Callum Staple-Hughes

• James Clarke sent in a donation of £200 on behalf of First Class Travel. • Angie Staple sent in a donation of £1,350.58.

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Harry Starrett

Claire Gibson sent in £185 raised through an eight-mile walk at the Belfast Marathon.

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Ben Steele

Lady FOHF took part in the “Finance Twitter World Cup Competition” and raised £534.01.

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Adrian Sterndale

Victoria Thompson sent in a donation of £100.

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Alaina Taylor

Carl Taylor sent in £200 from family to commemorate Alaina’s birthday.

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Andrew Stevens

Gill Kennerly held a Caribbean lunch to mark the 10th anniversay of Andrew’s death and raised £1,085.

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Vicki Taylor

Iain Taylor took part in the Leeds to Liverpool Canal Bike Challenge and raised £728.50.

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Natalie Stewart

• G and C Stewart sent in a total of £120. • “The Stewart Family”; Cliff Stewart, Gwen Stewart, Chloe Stewart, Alexa Stewart, Nathan Blunt and Millie Stewart Blunt took part in the CRY Durham Riverside Walk 2016 and raised £250.

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Louise Teeder

Lizzy Teeder and Kate Brooks took part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and raised £1,046.35.

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Dale Tennent-Butler

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Vicky Stockton

Julie Stockton took part in a trek to Machu Picchu and raised £2,645.

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Patrick Swinson

Mrs P Waring, Patrick’s great aunt, sent in £100 on what would have been his 21st birthday on October 27.

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Angela Tennent-Butler sent in £250 raised from the sale of wristbands. “I have recently become a member of Inspired Kings Langley (two months ago). It is a really friendly and results-driven business and I have felt very welcome. When I told them about what happened to Dale they said they were keen to help raise awareness of sudden arrhythmic death in young people, and myself and my friends are keen to get a defibrillator (AED) for the building. We are hoping to raise the funds to get an outside unit that can be accessed not only if required by gym members, but also by local residents. So with this in mind we arranged the ‘boot camp’ to raise awareness for CRY. We raised £250 for Dale’s memorial fund from the sale of the wristbands that CRY sent me for the event – the remainder of the funds raised will be purchasing an AED for the gym.”

Craig Sykes

• Donna Hawley took part in a Tough Mudder and raised £415. • Matthew Bradbury took part in a Tough Mudder and raised £570. • Julie Roberts raised £510 through taking part in the Great North Run 2016.

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Our Fundraisers In Memory of

Ryan Terry

Gail Clarkson and Dave Hankey of the Royal Borough Band organised a barn dance and raised £420.

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Jack Thomas

• Stacey Price took part in the Caerphilly 10K and raised £677.50. “Very pleased with the support I’ve had from family and friends and hope my small contribution goes a little way to helping you and your wonderful people in the work you do. I would love to say I enjoyed the run (even if it was only 10K) but pulled a calf muscle at 7K so last 3K were not fun... but you know what, it was worth it!” • Cary Golding at Stately Albion raised £2,091.67 through contacting suppliers.

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Oliver Thompson

Cliftonville Primary School sent in £765.89 raised through a non-uniform day and a sponsored walk.

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Shirley Thompson

Bruce Thompson sent donations of £150 received in lieu of floral tributes for his wife.

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Allan Thorpe

Caroline Thorpe took part in the Monmouth Half Marathon and raised £1,040.01.

• Carl Thomas sent in further £1,582.15 raised by the employees of Stately Albion who took part in a 35-mile boat event.

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• Chris Thurlow took part in a skydive and raised £917.50.

BGC sent in £28,818.82 following CRY’s nomination by RP Martin to be one of the charities to benefit from the BGC Charity Day 2015.

• Alastair Simpson took part in a skydive and raised £1,400.

Jack Thompson

Scott and Mike Thurlow

• CRY volunteer Mike McNamara accepted a donation of £250 from the Rotary Club of Grantham Kesteven.

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Joe Tiplady

Beth McConnell raised £1,125 through taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 2016.

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Scott Torrens

Ysgol Morgan Llwyd School took part in the Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon and raised £385.

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Luke Towers

Students and staff at Gordon’s School raised £1,276.45 through a fundraising evening.

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Isabelle “Issy” Tudisca

• Dawn Le May took part in the Brighton Half Marathon and raised £735. • Paul Mills, Katie, Andrea, Della and Leo took part in the South Coast Challenge and raised £3,143.20.

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Tony Vann

• Alvin and Jill Barnett sent donations of £100 received in lieu of floral tributes for Tony. • Edna Mielstrup sent donations of £120 received in lieu of floral tributes for Tony.

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Chloe Waddell

• Peter Brady sent in a donation of £240 on behalf of Timperley Methodist Church Holiday Club. • Sarah Roberts sent in £605 raised by team “Razzle Dazzle” through her National Citizen Service Project. • Heather Lawson took part in the Yorkshire Half Marathon and raised £303.

• Della Tudisca and 20 of her friends took part in the Warrior Adrenaline Race and raised £2,071.06.

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Richard Waight

David Forster sent in £100 in respect of the 2016 Charity Gold Day.

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Garth Walker

• Abby and Ellie Mann raised £555 through taking part in the Vitality London 10,000 2016.

Kathryn Walker sent donations of £1,113 received in lieu of floral tributes for her husband.

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Thomas Wall

Christopher Wall sent in £4,124.65, including a £1,889 donation from Liquidnet raised through taking part in the Venice Cycle Extravaganza.

In Memory of • Kieran Bristow raised £195 when taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 2016.

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Neil Ward

• Elaine Ward sent in £400.60 raised at the Chatsworth screening day.

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Our Fundraisers • Elaine Ward sent in £620 raised through a musical evening in Coal Aston Village Hall.

• Kelly McBride took part in the Derby 10K and raised £110.

• Sainsbury’s, Dronfield, chose CRY as their nominated charity and raised £6,357, including £1,577 in respect of carrier bag donations.

• George Macbeth took part in the Derby 10K and raised £407.

• Elaine Ward sent in a total of £4,577: a talk and personal donation at Old Brampton Women’s Institute raised £40; a joint talk with Ian and Elaine at Hope Valley Rotary Club raised £105; Derbyshire Federation of Women’s Institutes donated £17; a perfume party raised £115; a talk at Whittington Moor Methodist Church raised £50; £2,250 from Barlow Red Barros; £1,500 from the May Hearnshaw Charitable Trust; £400 from Barlow Thespains; and £100 from the Friends of Dronfield Station.

• Sonia McBride took part in the Derby 10K and raised £110. • Charlotte Tomlinson took part in the Derby 10K and raised £270. • Grace Thornhill took part in the Derby 10K and raised £240. • Ravinder Limbert took part in the Derby 10K and raised £205.

• Elaine Ward sent in £1,000 from the Dicky Tickers Heart Support Group in Clay Cross.

• Allison Richards took part in the Derby 10K and raised £407.

• Elaine Ward sent donations of £100 received in lieu of floral tributes for her mother.

• Jessika Limbert raised £1,375 through taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 2016.

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• Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust sent in a matched giving donation of £350 in respect of Stephen Briggs taking part in the Derby 10K.

Peter Waring

• Santander Foundation sent in a matched giving donation of £500 in respect of Neil Bloor taking part in the Castle Ultra Marathon. • Santander Foundation sent in a matched giving donation of £190.46 in respect of Charlotte Wilson’s dress-down day.

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George Watson

• Littleover Community School took part in the Derby 10K and raised £968.14. • Michelle Russell took part in the Derby 10K and raised £608. • Nathan Ward took part in the Derby 10K and raised £955. • Danielle Turton took part in the Derby 10K and raised £165. • Damien McParland took part in the Derby 10K and raised £150.

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• Avis Budget Group sent in a matched giving donation of £250 in respect of Marie Watson’s fundraising.

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Lily Webster

• Melanie Webster sent in a total of £1,143: £843 in respect of sponsorship for climbing the O2; and £300 raised at a screening day. • Kat Sturgeon took part in a climb up the O2 and raised £190. • Claire Thompson took part in a climb up the O2 and raised £110.

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Sally Wells

Matt Gregory took part in the Liverpool Marathon and raised £322.50.

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Joyce Whalley

Chris Whalley sent donations of £355.80 received in lieu of floral tributes for his mother.

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Christopher Wheatley

“Attached are some pictures from during and after the run. We did it as a corporate event in which nine colleagues from work took part. Five of us ran the half marathon and three the mini marathon. We all enjoyed the day. Many thanks for your support and keep up the great work you are all doing at CRY.”

Ann French sent in a donation of £100.

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David White

Team “He-Man”; Lisa Steel, Harold White, Dawn Hudspith, Danielle Hudspith, Ian Hudspith, Ross Cullen, Harry Steel, Grace Cullen, took part in the CRY Durham Riverside Walk 2016 and raised £475. • Emma Allwood took part in the Endurer Dash 10K and raised £310:

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Neil Wickers

Brian Taylor organised a bonfire and raised £1,902.

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Joseph Williams

Wendy Williams sent in £500 on behalf of the staff and children of Laleham Church Playgroup.

“I’ve never taken part in anything like this before so I always knew it would be hard, but I didn’t realise just how hard it would be! I immediately regretted the small amount of running I had done prior to the race. I go to the gym five to six times per week and do mainly cardio classes, but this was a different ball game. The only thing getting me through was remembering what I was running for – CRY! “I ran the race in memory of my partner’s best friend, Craig Wilson. Craig sadly passed away in September 2012 and his friends have been fundraising for CRY in his memory ever since. I’m overwhelmed with the response from everyone and it just goes to show what a lovely bloke Craig was as everyone is always willing to go the extra mile for him.”

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Craig Wilson

• Terry Cresswell took part in the Robin Hood Half Marathon and sent in a total of £765: “I completed the run in 2hr 10min 55sec. I will have to admit I found it really hard, but the support we received from supporters, friends and family help get me through. Whilst on the run, I received a tap on the back from another runner who was also running for CRY, passing on encouragement and saying what a great cause we were both running for.

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Our Fundraisers In Memory of

Lee Wilson

• CRY Representative Jenny Thomas accepted a donation of £4,000 raised by the Dae School of Dance. • Carole Wilson sent in £900 raised through a charity cricket day. “The day started at 10am but the English summer weather decided to get involved with the day and we had to stop for an hour for the rain to move on past. We started again and the weather started to brighten. The games went to plan and the final started 25 minutes later then planned which wasn’t too bad. The final was played between Ryan’s Renegades and Plymouth College. Ryan’s Renegades ran out winners in the end.

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Jemima Wilson

• Andrew and Penny Wilson sent in £10,000 in memory of their daughter. • James Wilson sent in a donation of £100. • Paul Cockburn sent in a donation of £100. • Tara Davies sent in a donation of £100. • Geraldine Firth sent in a donation of £100. • Natalie Proctor sent in a donation of £100. • Mary Stow and Ann Styles sent in a donation of £250. • Jane Wilson sent in a donation of £100. • Kerry Davies sent in a donation of £100. • Valerie Wilson sent in a donation of £100.

“On the day we had a cake stall for which people from the cricket club sent in cakes which were sold. We had teas and coffees on sale all day long as well. The food for the day was sent in by club members and local companies. A big thank you was made to Ivor Dewdney pasties who sent in over 100 pasties free of charge. The match balls were also sent in free of charge by Wombat Cricket. The cricket club bar was also open and the cricket club sent in some of the profits to the charity. Once all the money was collected we ended up raising £900 which I thought was great. “In the pictures is one of us handing over the cheque to Steve Wilson who sadly lost a son a few years back. In the photo from left to right is: Dave Loynes (Plympton CC Treasurer), Marlene Walter (one of the five ladies that did all the cooking, etc. on the day), myself (organiser), Steve Wilson, Bev Walter (scorer) and Wayne Wilson (Steve’s son). Not in the photo but who helped on the day were: Carole Wilson (Steve’s wife) Sam Wilson (Steve’s son), Kelly Walter, Nicky Dawe, Jess Hefford and Tracey Bailey. It was such a good day and we raised some good money for a great cause.” Andy Walter.

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• Anne and David Hertzell sent in a donation of £200. • Sylvia Peile sent in a donation of £300. • Paul Chedgy sent in a donation of £100. • Paul and Sue Dallimoore sent in a donation of £100. • Paul Monk sent in a donation of £100.

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Kay Wilson

Mick Davis took part in a coast-to-coast challenge and raised £1,228. “The second half of the walk was just as hard as the first, we had the Pennines then the Cleveland hills to get over. Despite all the leg pain and energy drain we enjoyed it and felt a great sense of accomplishment when we got to the end.”

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Lee Wilson

Sam Wilson took part in the “Five in Five Challenge” and raised £1,120.02.

In Memory of

Jozef Wiszowaty

Nick Wiszowaty sent in £500 invested following a ski race in Val d’Isère 30 years ago.

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James Wood

Gill Horn sent in £300 raised by Broxbourne Tennis Club at their annual tennis fun day: “We had a lovely day and the event was very well supported. It has become a permanent and very popular activity in the club’s social calendar and I’m honoured that they wish to keep James’s memory alive and also to help raise awareness of CRY at the same time. Sadly the years roll by and the parents of the families now attending were only children themselves at the time but they continue to give me support and strength. The winning family this year was the Lo Brutto family with Christian playing his first year with dad Vince.”

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Olivia Woodward

Mr and Mrs S Woodward sent donations of £697.90 received in lieu of floral tributes for their daughter.

In Memory of

Robert Worboys

• Liam Pratt took part in a Tough Mudder and raised £220. • Oliver Barron sent in a total of £32,092 raised through employees and clients of Cushman & Wakefield participating in The Rob Worboys Arran Challenge. “The company’s Scottish staff, along with clients, took part in The Rob Worboys Arran Challenge on Thursday 25 August, cycling 57 miles round the entire island of Arran then climbing 874m to the peak of Goat Fell, the highest point on the island. Normally a two-day adventure, teams took from six and a half hours to nine hours to complete the challenge. The winning team from Maclay Murray & Spens took home a special Rob Worboys Challenge Quaich. “Rob, who passed away in January, was a keen sportsman and played American football for East Kilbride Pirates, taking part in trials for the GB team. Oliver Barron, who worked alongside Rob in Cushman’s Edinburgh office and helped organise the event, said: ‘To say that Rob was outgoing is a massive understatement and in his memory only a suitably ridiculous challenge would do. Rob was very active and played American football to a high level and he would have loved to have taken part in the Arran Challenge. It was a terrific day and we are so touched that so many people took part and sent in money in Rob’s memory. He was a very special person and is greatly missed by everyone at Cushman & Wakefield.’ “Ian Worboys, Rob’s father, said: ‘I know that Rob would be truly thrilled at what has been done in his name and

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Our Fundraisers that so many other lives will be saved by his premature death.’ Donations are still flooding in to the fund and Cushman & Wakefield has pledged to match pound-forpound the final total raised. “David Davidson, Chair of Scotland, Partner Capital Markets Group at Cushman & Wakefield, said: ‘Every penny raised has the potential to make a huge impact on young people’s lives, and those lives affected by sudden bereavement. Rob was a fantastic young man with an incredibly bright future ahead of him and packed more into his short years than many people do in a lifetime. I would like to thank everyone who helped organise the event and those that gave up their spare time to take part in the challenge. It was a wonderful day and a great tribute to Rob.’”

In Memory of

Michael Yorston

• Adam Ford sent in a donation of £440. “Michael’s friend Adam organised the planting of a tree in Michael’s memory at Queen Margaret University where he studied. After the tree was paid for there was £440 left in the fund which was sent in to CRY. The family would like to thank Adam and all who contributed from the bottom of their hearts.” Julia Yorston. • Julia Yorston sent in £232 raised through Anne and Annette taking part in the Pedal for Scotland event: “Anne and Annette cycled from Glasgow to Edinburgh and sent in money to CRY in memory of Michael. Thanks girls, we look forward to hearing about your next cycling adventure.”

• David Ritchie at Pincent Mason sent in £198.64 raised in respect of sponsorship for the staff of of Cushman & Wakefield completing the Arran Challenge. • Jocelyn Payne raised £1,059.20 through taking part in the Great North Run 2016.

In Memory of

Julian Wort

Lawrence Evans sent in £133 raised through a boxing match.

• Holly Buchanan sent in £340 raised at a ceilidh.

In Memory of

“A ceilidh was held by Queen Margaret University Snow Sports Society in memory of Michael. Thanks to all who organised, attended and sent in. It was a great night.” Julia Yorston.

Sam Wright

• Gemma Pallant-Fitton took part in the Tough Mudder Half Midlands and raised £110. • Sophie Grimadell took part in a Tough Mudder and raised a total of £470.

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• Diana, Brian, Jasmine and Rory took part in the Thames Bridges Trek and raised £829.

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General Fundraising • Joe, Phillip and Adryan took part in the “Lads Cycle Round Iceland” event and raised £1,437.20.

• Bolton School Boys’ Division took part in a sponsored walk and raised £500.

• Don, Paul and the three Myres boys took part in the Welsh Coast to Coast and raised £1,055.

• Emily Booth took part in the Color Vibe and raised £300, including a matched giving donation of £150.

• Richard Ainsley took part in the CRY Durham Riverside Walk 2016 and raised £310.14. • Mark Aldridge sent in £140 raised through Anglo European College’s Christmas Jumper Day. • Natasha Alladin-Johnston sent in a donation of £100.

• Neil Boreham raised a total of £260 through taking part in the Great North Run 2016. • David Bott raised £175 through his JustGiving page. • BNY Mellon sent in a match fund donation of £172.50 in respect of Richard Massey’s fundraising efforts.

• Ashford C of E Primary School held a school disco and raised £258.80.

• Boots sent in a matched fund donation of £500 in respect of Tanith Galer taking part in the Ealing Half Marathon.

• Athlete Matters physiotherapists raised £444.50 through the Manchester Half Marathon.

• Broughton Young Farmers sent in £800 following a car/shed push through the Lake District.

• Emmeline Atkinson took part in the Milton Keynes Half Marathon and raised £385.

• Karen Burt sent in a donation of £200.

• Natasha Austin took part in the Mind, Heart ‘n’ Soul Triathlon and raised £315. • Avon House School took part in a Great British Bake Off and raised £415. “I am a primary school teacher and house leader. My year six house captain asked if we could fundraise for CRY as she knows about your charity and it means a lot to her. Of course I was more than happy to oblige. She told me that she wanted to combine her love of baking with fundraising so it was decided that we would hold a Great British Bake Off-inspired competition at school. Today 97 different bakes were brought into school and assessed by our very own guest judges. After more than three hours of tasting and looking at all the bakes, winners were announced and prizes awarded. The day culminated in a huge cake sale where all bakes were sold off.” Sara Taggart. • Ballycarry Presbyterian Church held a performance of the musical Joseph by some of the congregation and raised £800. • Andrew Barrowcliffe took part in the Barcelona Ironman and raised £545. • Simon Barton sent in £100 raised through a lottery competition. • Jeremy Bean sent in a donation of £200. • Emma Beaney took part in the Stratford Half Marathon and raised £141.92. • Peter Blake sent in a donation of £236.50.

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• Jayne Carruthers raised £321 through taking part in the Windsor Half Marathon 2016. • Isabella Castle took part in the Big Heart Bike Ride Africa and raised a total of £1,042. • Bex Charman took part in the Isle of Wight Challenge and raised £395.19. • Linda Clark sent in £100 following her daughters’ screening. • S and J Clark sent in a total of £200. • COFRA sent in a donation of £880.51. • Abbie Cowie raised a total of £925.04 through her raising awareness week activities. • Lara Coleman sent in £189.78 raised through collection pots at a family fun day in The Neeld, Chippenham. • The Copthorne Ladies’ Club sent in a donation of £100. • Sue Cox took part in the Henley-on-Thames fun triathlon and raised £1,033. • Keith Crichton sent in £321.30 raised through the Premier Prediction 2016. • Lorna Dane at Dane Partnership sent in a donation of £250. • Jonathan Dark sent in £778.50 raised through David Tabor’s Movember.

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General Fundraising • Derby College (1Bols) team raised £266.54 through working as part of the National Citizen Service. • CRY Representative Sue Dewhirst accepted a donation of £1,000 from Dorrington Young Farmers’ Club.

I would raise a few pounds for CRY when I do the Tough Mudder. So I got a team together and we were called ‘CRY BABIES’. We had a fantastic day and completed the course of 11.1 miles with 25 gruelling obstacles, such as: Arctic Enema, Mud Mile, King Of The Swingers, Cage Crawl, Electroshock, Hero Walls and Birth Canal. We worked really well as a team helping each other over, under and through the obstacles and hopefully raised a few quid for a great cause in the process.”

• Sam Downs raised £320 through taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 2016. • Rob and Anita Dubery sent in £100 in recognition of their son’s screening. • Rob Dunbar took part in the Bracknell Half Marathon and raised £420. • Rev’d Dr Adam Dunning sent in £750.50 raised through Cheltenham College’s fundraising activities. • Durham University sent in a donation of £130. • Lucinda Thompson sent in a donation of £113.50 on behalf of Durham University Students’ Union. • Lisa Dyson sent £525 raised at a horse show. • Andrew Edwards took part in the Gawthorpe World Coal-Carrying Championships and raised £965.

• Dr Sabiha Gati raised £626 through taking part in the Vitality London 10,000 2016 • GDC Group Limited sent in a donation of £473.61. • Genesis Associates UK sent in a donation of £125.40. • John Gleaves presented a donation of £10,046.40 to CRY Director of Screening Azra Loncarevic-Srmic raised through his year as club captain at Mannings Heath Golf Club: “It was a pleasure to find out more about the CRY Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions and Sports Cardiology. It was very interesting to hear about the work carried out by the staff in this very busy centre and to have a quick chat with one of the cardiac physiologists, Zeph (who took the photos!).”

• Pauline and James Edwards sent in £370 donated in lieu of gifts to celebrate their golden wedding anniversay. • Dom Elmore took part in the Liverpool Half Marathon and raised £120. • Fifitapuku Faletau took part in the Narberth Nobbler 10km run and raised £121. • Katie Fitzpatrick took part in the Color Vibe run and raised £155. • Phyllis Gaskin took part in the Tough Mudder Midlands and raised £150: “I went to a ladies fundraising night last year for CRY with a few friends. This was a charity I knew very little about, but after the evening, knew a great deal more. I do a lot of challenges throughout the year and said on that night that

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• Mark Griffin sent in £105 raised through a quiz night. • Andy Gritton raised a total of £1,050 through taking part in the Ride London-Surrey 100 2016.

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General Fundraising • Mrs J Hart sent total donations of £779.80 received in lieu of floral tributes for her husband.

Colourthon and raised £150.

• Victoria Hart took part in the Spartan Race and raised £625.

• The John Cowan Foundation sent in £500 in respect of Niki Harty and Claire Baker taking part in a base camp trek.

• Katie Harvey took part in the Cotswold 24 Relay and raised £835.

• Liam Kerr-Gray sent in £185.08 raised from collection boxes.

“We all managed three laps each of the 5.5 mile course and covered 16.5 miles each. Between the 16 of us we covered 275 miles and always had two people on the course all the time! The night shifts were tough but well worth it!”

• Kildarton Parish Church held a breakfast morning and raised £650. • Justin King sent in £250 from Gatwick Airport in respect of a charity pub crawl. • Jamie Kinloch took part in the Tough Mudder London West and raised £500. • Lakeland sent in £693.17 raised through various fundraising activities. • Mark Lawrence took part in the North London Half Marathon and raised £436.67.

• Barclays sent in £1,152.50 in respect of Fay Hayward and Sam Gilfillan taking part in the Bear Grylls Survival Race.

• Graeme Lawton took part in a Manchester to Blackpool Cycle and raised £397.50.

• Heritage High School took part in various fundraising activities and raised £800.

• Aileen Ledger took part in the Paris Marathon and raised £1,003.54.

• Amee Welsh sent in £556.38 on behalf of HMRC Tax Credit Office in Waterview Park.

• Beth Lewis took part in SUNC’s “5 Challenges in 5 Days” and raised £500.

• Raeanne Hobden took part in the Portland Valentine’s Cycling Challenge and raised £395.

• M&S London sent in £2,972.79 raised through carrier bag packing.

• Richard Hood sent in £1,165 raised from Westbury Celtic Football Club football tournaments.

• Peter Levi sent in £482 raised at the Market Drayton Victora Bowling Club.

• Gareth Hughes took part in the Wilmslow Half Marathon and raised £330.

• Neville Marsh sent in £200 raised through choosing CRY as the charity to benefit from his year as club captain for the men’s section of Millfield Golf Club.

• Fatema Ibrahimi sent in a donation of £100. • Mark Jackson took part in the Bath Half Marathon and raised £740. • Paul Jackson at Advanced Demolition sent in a donation of £250. • Roger Jackson at the Bolton Arena sent in a donation of £1,182 from Middlebrook Leisure Centre’s charity day. • Flavia Jones sent in a total of £510.60 including: £113 from a raffle; £39.55 from the sale of sweets; £104 from Mrs Lonlon; £170 from the Esslesiastical Insurance Office, £35 from a collection pot; and £105 from Club Match raised through Gloucester Swimming Club’s fundraising activities. • Sarah and Jill Jones took part in the Southend

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• Adam Marsland took part in the Leicester Half Marathon and raised £200. • Iain McArthur raised a total of £545 through taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 2016. • Anne McGowan sent in £100 raised through a PartyLite charity evening. • H Mestchian sent in a total of £400. • MWH UK Limited sent in a matched fund donation of £220. • Christopher Myhill took part in the Cardiff Half Marathon and raised £160. • Mytham Primary School sent in £506.57 raised through their “Close to our Hearts” event.

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General Fundraising “My son’s 28-year-old teacher Liam Spires is a heart attack survivor, and as he received life-saving care he is keen to raise funds for CRY. My son Michael’s school, Mytham Primary School, are hosting events to support CRY this week and my run was an ideal way of kicking off the week and joining in.

• Mark Oliver took part in the ‘Merican Challenge and raised £645. • Dr and Mrs Parham sent in a donation of £200. • Pfizer UK sent in £498.23 matched giving in respect of dress-down Fridays. • Sheryl Phillips took part in an Adrenaline Rush event and raised £251.

“Incredibly, at the age of 46 I actually won the race yesterday, the first race I have won since taking up competitive running about seven or eight years ago. I think running for a cause can give added motivation to succeed, be that simply finishing the event, achieving your best time, or even in trying to win. I told my son Michael 12 weeks ago that I would try and win the race and things went well enough on the day for me to be able to keep my promise. I am now going to train for the Manchester Marathon which is next April, and will sort out a CRY fundraising project along with the school.” Seamus Walker.

• Margaret Mortlock sent a matched giving donation of £510.80 from Pfizer UK in respect of their fun day.

• David North took part in the Liverpool Half Marathon and raised £290.

• Pauline Preston took part in the Dracula Three Peaks Challenge and raised £100.

• North East Scotland College Childcare Group sent in a donation of £244.

• Matthew Pride took part in the Welsh 3000s and raised £691.18.

• Rachel O’Hara took part in the Hackney Half Marathon and raised £895.

• Heather Pygall raised a total of £1,440 through taking part in the Great North Run 2016.

“I am not a particularly sporty person, but decided that the Hackney Half would be a great opportunity to raise money for a worthy cause and to increase my fitness/challenge myself. I was incredibly nervous before but nearly 13,000 people turned up to run and the atmosphere was fantastic. It was so heart-warming to see how many people were running for charities – I actually welled up when running alongside people in fancy dress costumes on a boiling hot day!

• Rainey Endowed School sent in £500 raised through rugby fundraising efforts.

“I’d heard rumours that the Hackney Half garners the biggest crowd of any local run and it certainly seemed like it! The support was incredible and super encouraging, and all the runners help each other along. Overall I’m chuffed I completed it and really pleased that I’ve raised money for CRY. People have been very generous and my brother (whose friend sadly died from an underlying heart condition when they were at university) is very appreciative.”

• Physiofit sent in £500 raised through completing a 5K run/walk in Alderley Edge, Cheshire. • PricewaterhouseCoopers sent in £435 raised through a raffle. • The Rotary Club of Shipston-on-Stour sent in a donation of £250.

• RBS Global Finance Services held a team fundraiser and raised £125. • Matt Richmond took part in a charity football match and raised £196. • Carol Roberts took part in the Isle of Wight Challenge and raised £398.11. • David Rolfe sent in a donation of £100. • Debbie Ross raised £361.50 through taking part in the Brighton Marathon 2016 • Rotaract Club of Arbroath organised a ceilidh and raised £450. • SJ Moore sent in £200 raised by the Audley Ladies’ Choir at their summer concert. • Sainsbury’s finance and business team sent in £101.43 raised through a cake sale. • The Sainsbury’s Finance Team took part in the Box Hill Cycle and raised £460. • Scumbag College II sent in £160 raised from the

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General Fundraising winnings of a quiz.

£400 collected by students at a recent fundraising event.

• CRY Consultant Cardiologist Professor Sanjay Sharma raised £3,315.59 through taking part in the Vitality London 10,000 2016.

• St Margaret’s Church, Putney, sent in a donation of £500.

• Sheffield High School sent in a donation of £370.69.

• Gill Stenton sent in £100 in respect of her son’s screening at Stowmarket.

• Gwen Shields took part in the Speyside Kiltwalk and raised £379.50.

• Anthony Stafford sent in £350 on behalf of Tuesday Charity Darts League.

• Emily Smith took part in the Great South Run and raised £540.

• Peter Sumner sent in £200 raised by Astrid Stealey through taking part in the Ealing Half Marathon:

• Sara and David Smith took part in the Silverstone Half Marathon and raised £600.

“Three years ago my little sister collapsed, suffering a cardiac arrest at the age of only 23. She was rushed to St George’s Hospital and spent several days in an induced coma whilst we all anxiously waited to understand if and how she would recover. Thankfully she woke up and slowly over the next few weeks her mental and physical capacity returned. A lot of investigations followed and the doctors discovered she was suffering from a genetic arrhythmia, and subsequently she had an ICD fitted to help manage her condition. Since then she has made a brilliant recovery and we are so thankful. As it was a genetic condition several family members were tested and I was diagnosed with the same issue and following advice also had an ICD fitted.

• The Sirius Academy North sent in £462.40 raised through various fundraising activities. • Sopra Steria Ltd sent in a donation of £100. • CRY volunteer Martin Collins sent in £423 from South Eastern Regional College raised during their fun walk: “Last Thursday, I attended a presentation at South East Regional College Lisburn. I had a chance to talk to a group of students for about 10 minutes on the work of CRY and then to be presented with the cheque. The sponsored walk done by the students last year had raise sufficient monies to get a whole group of the sports science students screened. Of that group of students most were fine, but five had follow-up tests and were then cleared. They hope to raise more funds in the coming year and apparently have managed to get the principal of the college interested in getting as many first-year students as possible screened.”

• Mrs M Atkinson sent in £125 on behalf of members and friends of Southwick Community Centre. • Marie Spires sent in £1,190.74 raised at a quiz night. • Sinthu Sridharan organised a charity raffle and raised £110. • St Dominic Primary School sent in £823 raised from the school’s year of fundraising. • St James’s Catholic High School sent in

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It was for this reason I wanted to run a half marathon to acknowledge the three year anniversary of my sister’s arrest and raise awareness and funding for CRY.So I signed up for the Ealing Half Marathon several months ago and suddenly I woke up and it was Sunday 25 September – race day! Feeling a bit nervous, but keen to give it my best shot, I lined up with the other 6,999 runners at the starting line. The weather was kind and the atmosphere was amazing – it was great to see so many supporters lining the route to cheer everyone on. It was quite a hilly course (something I had avoided in my training!) but I kept up a steady pace as best I could. At mile 2 and mile 12 I spotted a supporter in a CRY T-shirt which was a great morale boost. The last couple of miles were a struggle but it was well worth pushing through and crossing the finishing line which was an absolutely amazing feeling (despite the achy legs)! After collecting my medal I met up with friends and family for a well-earned Sunday lunch!” • Janice Swankie sent in £100 donated in lieu of gifts to celebrate her husband’s birthday. • CRY Patron Roger Taylor MBE sent in £757.19 raised at an “Evening with Roger Taylor”.

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Fundraising Events 2017 Please contact the fundraising team on 01737 363222 or email events@c-r-y.org.uk if you are interested in any of the following events. For more information and a full list of events visit www.c-r-y.org.uk/category/upcomingcryevents All participants in mass-participation events who contact the CRY fundraising team (whether they have their own place or a CRY charity place) will receive a welcome pack containing sponsor forms, information, helpful tips and either a T-shirt or vest (depending on the type of event).

2017 Superhero Run May 14

Superhero Run is your chance to become a real-life superhero as you pull on your cape and join the CRY fundraising team as we descend on Regent’s Park. You can fly around the beautiful 5K route or choose to zoom around twice for the 10K challenge, whatever distance your superpowers can take you. CRY has places for this event so if you would like to register or find out more please contact us.

Vitality London 10,000 May 29

Starting and finishing in St James’s Park, runners will enjoy the sights of the city and pass some of London’s most iconic landmarks, including Nelson’s Column, St Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. CRY welcomes any “own place” runners who would like to join the CRY team.

Torbay Half Marathon June 25

The Torbay Half Marathon route is a traffic-free two-lap race which starts and finishes on Paignton seafront, taking in the stunning coastal views across Torbay. CRY has a limited number of places available for this event and also welcomes any “own place” runners who would like to join the CRY team.

CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk July 9

Join us on the 11th CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk to raise awareness and funds. The walk’s 10km (6-mile) route will start at Potters Fields Park and finish

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at Hays Galleria, near London Bridge. To register please visit our website. Online registration closes on July 2, however you can register on the day for £15.

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and 46 July 30

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 starts at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and Surrey’s stunning countryside to finish at The Mall, Westminster. The 46-mile course follows the same route for the first 27 miles, before a two-mile cut through to link up with the last 17 miles of the Ride 100. CRY has places for these events and also welcomes any “own place” cyclists.

South Coast Challenge August 27–28

Simplyhealth Great North Run September 10

The Great North Run is firmly established as the world’s greatest half marathon! CRY has a limited number of charity places available for the Great North Run and also welcomes any “own place” runners.

CRY Durham Walk October 7

The 8km (5-mile) route is suitable for all and follows the River Wear before entering the beautiful city of Durham, passing the medieval cathedral. Please get in touch to register your interest and we will advise you when online registration opens.

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon October 8

This 100km challenge crosses some of England’s finest scenery: up Beachy Head and along the South Downs Way to a Brighton midpoint; Devil’s Dyke and stunning views lie ahead before reaching historic Arundel. CRY has places for this event so if you would like to register or find out more please contact us.

The half marathon takes place each October, starting and finishing at the stunning Hyde Park. CRY welcomes any “own place” runners who would like to join the CRY team.

Highland Perthshire Marathon and Half Marathon

Please visit www.c-r-y.org.uk/charityfundraising-challenge-events for further details.

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The Highland Perthshire Marathon and Half Marathon run-or-cycle event has built up a reputation for being superbly organised, great value and friendly. 2017 will be the fifth year of this great event with many people returning year after year. The course is a 13-mile loop which takes you through some stunning highland scenery. CRY has places for this event so if you would like to register or find out more please contact us.

Parachute Jumps Assorted dates

2018 Virgin Money London Marathon April (Date TBC)

CRY has a limited number of places available for the London Marathon 2018 and welcomes anyone who has been successful in the 2018 public ballot who would like to run for CRY.

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CRY Update 71 September to December 2016 Our Fundraisers By fundraising for CRY you will be helping to: • subsidise CRY’s national cardiac screening programme • fund CRY’s bereavement support programme to provide counselling and support to affected families • support research into young sudden cardiac death (YSCD) • develop the myheart Network to support young people living with cardiac conditions • provide all CRY literature and information free of charge • develop the CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology (CRY CCP), and the CRY Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions and Sports Cardiology

The involvement of our fundraisers has been crucial to helping CRY raise awareness about YSCD. Whether you are carrying out your own activity or taking part in an organised event such as the London Marathon or the Great North Run, remember that CRY will always support your effort with posters, sponsor forms and other resources. If you would like to join our fundraisers, CRY also offers a range of fundraising challenge events, including parachute jumps, white water rafting and a selection of trekking and cycling events.

For further information please call the CRY office on 01737 363222 or visit www.c-r-y.org.uk/donations All your help is greatly appreciated.

Visit www.c-r-y.org.uk/charityfundraising-challenge-events for more information or contact the CRY office for a fundraising ideas pack.

Our Patrons The urgency of CRY’s mission and the quality of our work has compelled many high-profile personalities to give their time to become CRY Patrons. For more information visit www.c-r-y.org.uk/about-us/patrons

Sir Ian Botham OBE

Honorary President of CRY “It is not just athletes who are at risk of these heart disorders – it can happen to anyone. The problem has been swept under the carpet for too long and there have been too many excuses. I am a parent and a grandparent and I want to know that my kids and grandkids will be screened as a matter of course. It’s the only way we can prevent these sudden deaths occurring.”

Current Patrons of CRY: Rob Andrew MBE • John Barrowman MBE • Jeremy Bates • Ben Brown • Clive Clarke • Jack Clifford • James Cracknell OBE • Nick Easter • Jonny Evans • Baroness Ilora Finlay • Simon Halliday • Kathryn Harries • Michael Hoey • John Inverdale • Tom James MBE • Pat Jennings OBE KSG • Rob Key • Gary Longwell • Pixie Lott • Emily Maitlis • Graeme McDowell MBE • Professor William McKenna • Lee Mears • Bill Neely • Lawrence Okoye • Phil Packer MBE • Sir Steve Redgrave CBE • Vincent Regan • Joe Root • Andy Scott • Roger Taylor MBE • Professor Gaetano Thiene • Gregor Townsend MBE • Andrew Triggs-Hodge MBE • Andrew Trimble • David Walliams • Alison Waters • Matt Wells • Ray Wilkins MBE • Sir Clive Woodward OBE

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There are many different ways you can donate to CRY. Online and cheque donations are the most popular methods, and we also accept credit/debit card donations over the phone.

Our Mailings 1. CRY Update magazine Postal mailing of CRY’s regular (three issues a year) news and events magazine. Includes reports from the CRY CEO and Founder; supporters’ fundraising; articles about screening, myheart, research, pathology, raising awareness initiatives, massparticipation fundraising events; and much more.

2. CRY enewsletter Monthly email newsletter; 3 emails per year with links to the online version of the Update magazine; plus occasional emails about major CRY events and initiatives. If you would like to subscribe to – or unsubscribe from – either of these mailing lists, please let us know: • Complete the online form; www.c-r-y.org.uk/contact-form • Call the CRY office; 01737 363222 • Email the CRY office; cry@c-r-y.org.uk

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Registered Charity No. 1050845

Our Mission When Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) was founded in 1995 it was the first organisation to draw attention to the range of conditions that can cause young sudden cardiac death (YSCD). Every week in the UK at least 12 apparently fit and healthy young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. These conditions include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and other diseases of the heart muscle, as well as electrical heart disorders which can lead to sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS). CRY aims to reduce the frequency of YSCD through raising awareness

amongst the general public and medical community, providing expert cardiac pathology, improving early diagnosis through screening, supporting young people diagnosed and funding research. 1 in 300 young people CRY tests will have a potentially lifethreatening heart condition. CRY believes cardiac screening should be available to all young people aged between 14 and 35. CRY also works to guide and support families and close friends affected by YSCD. We provide information to explain what the coroner does, bereavement support, help with NHS referrals and advice on the procedures that usually follow a YSCD.

In 80% of cases of young sudden cardiac death there are no prior symptoms of a heart defect. CRY publishes a range of medical information written by leading cardiologists that is easy to understand and made available to the public free of charge. For detailed information about cardiac conditions and CRY’s range of literature visit www.c-r-y.org.uk/ medical-information

CRY is grateful for grants or donations from trusts and foundations. We would like to thank the following for the generous support they have given us: The Bailey Will Trust • Borrows Charitable Trust • Cecil Rosen Foundation • The Christopher H R Reeves Charitable Trust • CMS Cameron McKenna Foundation • The Davey Foundation • E C Graham’s Charitable Settlement • The Edith Murphy Foundation • The Freemasons’ Grand Charity • G C Gibson Charitable Trust • G M Morrison Charitable Trust • James Tudor Foundation • The Lynn Foundation • Mazars Charitable Trust • Munro Charitable Trust • Pannett Charitable Trust • Pharsalia Charitable Trust • The Rachel & David Barnett Charitable Trust • Thomas Cook Children’s Charity • Tudor Foundation Inc • UKH Foundation • Vernon N Ely Charitable Trust • The Whitehead Monckton Charitable Foundation • Willie and Mable Morris Charitable Trust

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Tel: 01737 363222 Fax: 01737 363444 Email: cry@c-r-y.org.uk

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CRY Update Magazine - Issue 71  

CRY’s update magazine with news and information about the charity and our supporters. Some pages have not been reproduced in this edition du...

CRY Update Magazine - Issue 71  

CRY’s update magazine with news and information about the charity and our supporters. Some pages have not been reproduced in this edition du...