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Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in 2014, Donations

Thanks for the @CRY_UK donations


Tom's CRY poster

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.

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Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in 2014, Awareness, CRY screenings, Donations

Partners needed to support heart screenings for young people in Ealing


CRY postcard campaign

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 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.

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Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in 2014, Awareness, Book sale, Claire Prosser, Donations

Coffee and £19,000 to go …

CRY CP book sale May 2014

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.


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