Charity Details

Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)
Registered Charity Number: 1050845
Location Of Benefit: UK Nationwide
Address for donations: Unit 1140B The Axis Centre, Cleeve Road, Leatherhead, KT22 7RD

CRY is the UK charity supporting those affected by conditions that can cause young sudden cardiac death. CRY is dedicated to fund research, screening programmes, and fast track specialist services that reduce the impact of these conditions. Every week in the UK at least 12 apparently fit and healthy young people die of undiagnosed cardiac conditions. Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) aims to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD) by working with cardiologists and family doctors to establish good practice and appropriate screening facilities to promote and protect the cardiac health of our young. By supporting CRY you will help save young lives from these potentially fatal cardiac conditions. CRY has many ambitious projects to enable it to provide the support and research to help save young lives. Its programme of activities strives to prevent these tragedies through: - Our National Screening Programme - Funding medical research into young sudden cardiac death - Developing the CRY Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions and Sports Cardiology - Raising awareness of the risk of undetected cardiac conditions in young people CRY also supports young people diagnosed with life-threatening cardiac conditions through: - the myheart Network and those affected by young sudden cardiac death by: - Offering a fast-track expert cardiac pathology service through the CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology - Providing a Bereavement Support Service to help those who have suffered a loss - Providing information and literature free of charge

Grief-stricken mother who lost her super-fit 17-year-old son to undiagnosed heart condition says ALL teens should be given simple £35 heart test
Matthew Dewhirst, 17, died from an undiagnosed heart condition
Matthew Dewhirst was a much wanted and deeply loved son, who was conceived after nine gruelling IVF attempts. It’s been two years, four months, six days and a handful of hours since Matthew’s sudden death from an undiagnosed heart condition during rugby training at his school in Shropshire. He was just 17. Sue Dewhirst says: ‘If only I’d known about CRY I could have helped Matthew get specialist screening. 'Time doesn’t heal — you just get better at coping with the pain.’
Source: Mail Online - Caroline Scott 25 Nov 2014