We’re had many donations over the past three months via Justgiving and it’s time to say “thank you”.
We are grateful for the generosity and support of (in chronological order of donation):
Sonja and Richard
Tony and Kathleen
Lucy and Gileas
Much appreciated and helps us to plan our 2015 Ealing screenings with CRY.
Tom’s Fund has sponsored free @CRY_UK heart screenings for young people every year since 2009.
In that time more than 1,000 young people have been screened, around 800 of them in and around Ealing. Although the majority will walk away reassured, others will need medical intervention.
It currently costs the Fund £3,500 in sponsorship to host a free screening day for 100 people.
Year on year, friends, family and supporters, generally local people, have supported us with fund-raising and donations.
That effort has enabled Tom’s Fund to raise more than £80,000 since 2008. It’s on its way to its target of raising £100,000 by November 27, 2014, what would have been the end of Tom’s 21st birthday year.
If there are any Ealing businesses or organisations that would like to partner us and help to support future screenings we’d be glad to hear from you at email@example.com or via the message form here.
You can read more about Tom’s Fund on this site or on the Tom Clabburn Memorial Fund’s Cardiac Risk in the Young page here.
We have screenings organised for November 2014 and April 2015 in Ealing. We expect that, as usual, they will be oversubscribed.
Nationally, 12 young people a week aged 14-35 die of undiagnosed heart conditions. Tom was one of them. He was 14.
Screening works. It can save lives. Please help if you can.
to Jonathan, Bev, Ron and Lorraine, Alison, Sonja and Richard #12aweek
Unbowed under-cover: from left to right, Claire with helpers Rob Sanders, Jo Tucker, Martin Hale, Andy Howells, Elin Hale, Chris Tucker and Sue Howells.
With six months to go in Tom’s Fund’s attempt to raise £100,000 to provide more free heart screenings for young people, we are closing in on our target.
After all the brilliant recent support, we are now into the ‘teens’ and need around £19,000 to make the £100k that we’d love to mark the year during which Tom would have been 21.
For my part, rain failed to dampen our spirits – as we used to write in my old newspaper days – when we held our most recent book sale.
With the help of a gazebo belonging to Rob and Caro Sanders and lots of volunteers we managed to raise £870 at the event outside Munsons cafe in South Ealing.
A generous donation from Munsons took us over the £80,000 mark – all of which will go towards CRY’s heart screenings and research.
So hugest thanks once again to Mario and the baristas, customers and helpers who made it such a successful day.
Many thanks to Charlotte and to Vicky for their donations.