Teacher Caroline Bischoff, centre, with the CRY team, left to right Lorna Carby, Peter Lewis, Sue Brown, Ralph Knox, Dr Alexandros Steriotis, Helen Budding and Kate Dougal.
A fully booked day of screenings sponsored by Tom and Claire’s Fund is underway at Drayton Manor High School, Drayton Bridge Road, W7. As ever, it could not have happened without all of you who have fund-raised.
Tom was a student at Drayton Manor and the idea of holding the event at the school came from one of his teacher’s, Caroline Bischoff, who has also raised awareness of CRY among pupils.
Paul Clabburn said: “We’re very grateful to Caroline for coming up with the idea and we’d like to thank Liz Stephenson and Guy Heyhoe from Drayton Manor for working with CRY in planning the event. We’re also grateful to Sir Pritpal Singh, head teacher, for allowing the premises to be used.
“It was lovely to be able to catch-up with the CRY screening team, some of whom we have worked with many times before. It’s fantastic that those being screened have the benefit of being tested by such a highly experienced and motivated team.”
We’re holding our next free heart screenings for young people aged 14-35 in Ealing on November 9 – and it’s because of the fund-raising efforts of people such as Faith Howells that we are able to do so.
Family friend Faith will be pushing herself to run further than ever before in this Sunday’s Ealing half-marathon.
Faith said: “I have never attempted a half-marathon and so this will be my biggest challenge so far. CRY is important to me because my close friend Tom died unexpectedly from an undiagnosed heart condition when he was 14.
“CRY are incredible both at raising awareness of conditions like Tom’s and increasing opportunities for 14-35 year olds to identify cardiac irregularities through their free screenings.
“I saw first-hand the benefits of these screenings when a minor irregularity in my sister was detected and checked out.”
Faith continued: “I discovered my love for running when I was 17 and have kept it up over my three years at university. Any money raised for Tom’s Fund will help towards screening in west London so donations large or small would go towards this incredibly important cause and spur me on to reach my personal best!”
You can support Faith here.
NB: The Ealing November 9 screenings are now fully booked. We plan to hold further free screenings in Spring and Autumn 2015. Follow this site on Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In or by email for updates.
Sue Howells, Claire Prosser and Chris Pearson brave the rain.
Claire’s pop-up book sale raised a further £168 for CRY on Saturday – despite the torrential rain.
“I was surprised but really pleased by how much we raised,” said Claire. “I’m also very grateful to all those who bought books and especially to Sue and Chris for helping.”
The money adds to the £870 raised by Claire’s main book sale in May – which also had to contend with wet weather – and means that the two events have raised a grand total of £1038.
The sales take place outside Munson’s Coffee, St Mary’s Road. Ealing. All unsold books are donated to Oxfam in Ealing so nothing goes to waste.
A sale of new and nearly new books at much reduced prices will be held tomorrow in aid of Tom’s Fund in South Ealing.
Come rain or shine, the annual Spring sale will be held by Claire in aid of Tom’s Fund outside Munson’s Cafe at 73 St Mary’s Rd, London W5, from 10am-3pm.
So top up your summer holiday reading while supporting Cardiac Risk in the Young.
All the money raised goes to fund the local free heart-screenings for young people run by CRY. This year’s Ealing screenings are scheduled for November.
CRY are selling a range of charity Christmas cards again this year.
If you live in Ealing you can get them from Ealing Charity Christmas Card Shop which is open until 19/12/2013.
It’s at the YMCA, 25 St Mary’s Road, Ealing, W5 5RF and opening times are Monday to Saturday 10.00-17.00, Sunday 1st, 8th & 15th December 12.30-16.30.
The cards are also available online and at other locations in the UK – see http://www.c-r-y.org.uk/christmas_cards_charity.htm for full details.
Online bookings for Sunday’s event have now closed.
If you want to take one of the remaining slots, please contact Val at CRY: 01737 363 222.