Record turn-out for Andrew’s Memorial Mile raises more than £1,000 for @CRY_UK
More than 110 runners took part in The Andrew Carter Memorial Mile in Lammas Park, Ealing, on Saturday, September 5 – and raised more than £1,000 for Tom and Claire’s Fund and CRY.
Andrew took part in the 2014 Ealing Half Marathon, collapsing shortly before the end following a cardiac arrest. He passed away the following Wednesday.
Andrew’s parents, Colin and Joyce, both attended the memorial mile. After thanking all those who had organised and supported the event, Colin told runners at the start of the race: “We would like to endorse our whole hearted support for CRY. We strongly believe in both research into sudden death syndrome amongst young people and that the screening of people taking part in races is a positive move.”
He added: “We believe that if the donations in his memory help to save one young life, it would be a fitting tribute to Andrew.”
The race was organised by Ealing Half Marathon organisors Sandra Courtney and Kelvin Walker who said: “What a fantastic turn out. Over 110 runners and lots of cheering spectators and our amazing volunteers. It’s by far our largest charity mile to date.
“Thanks to everyone who came along and your amazing generosity and a special thanks to Colin and Joyce for being there with us today along with Andrew’s friends and AIB colleagues.”
Paul Clabburn said: “We are extremely grateful to Colin and Joyce for donating the money raised to the Fund. It represents a major contribution towards our next free CRY screenings in Ealing in November – full details of how to book will appear on this site nearer the time.”