Thank you 75,000 times!
Tom’s Fund has raised more than £75,000 since we began fund-raising in 2008, according to the latest accounts from CRY.
So that’s a whole heap of “thank yous” to everyone who’s run, climbed, sung, hiked, baked or supported us in any way over the years.
The result of your efforts is that since 2009 Tom’s Fund has been able to sponsor the free screenings of more than 1,000 young people aged between 14-35. We’ve already held a day of screenings this year and there are more to come.
It also means that we’re edging closer to our aim of raising £100,000 by the end of 2014 to mark what would have been Tom’s 21st. If we can achieve that, it will guarantee screenings in future years. If you’d like to help, whether as an individual, company or oganisation, please get in touch with us here.
CRY have carried out many tens of thousands of screenings. They say that 1 in 300 young people screened will be found to suffer from a potentially life-threatening condition. A further 1 in 100 will be shown to have a condition that is less serious but which could cause a problem later in life.
Screening can make a difference.