Up for screenings and down the tube for @CRY_UK
Our first free screenings of the year took place on Wednesday, April 8, at Drayton Manor High School, W7, and more than 90 young people were screened – a great result when the target is 100 in a day.
Thanks again to all those who have fund-raised to enable the event to take place – the latest folk to do so are Sandra Courtney and Kelvin Walker, organisers of the Ealing Half Marathon, who, two days after the screenings, managed to visit all 270 – yes that really is 270 – London tube stations.
The Walk the Tube challenge began at 4:45am and ended late in the evening. It was led by Geoff Marshall, who previously held the Guinness World Record for navigating all the stations in the fastest time.
The pair raised funds for the Alzheimer’s Society, the Ealing Half Marathon’s headline charity for 2015, and also for CRY, walking in memory of Tom and of Andrew Carter. Andrew took part in the 2014 Ealing Half Marathon but the 33-year-old runner from Ealing collapsed near the end of the race following a cardiac arrest and died on October 1 last year.
Tom and Andrew were among the at least 12 young people aged 14-35 that die every week from undiagnosed heart conditions. We are hugely grateful to Sandra and Kelvin for raising not just funds but so much awareness of what CRY stands for.