£95 was presented to a member of Welbeing team Jenny Cole in memory of her son Jeremy who died from Cardiomyopathy at the age of 14.
Jenny and Nigel Cole have been working with CRY and the local community to improve the facilities needed for early diagnosis of heart abnormalities. Thanks to their fundraising efforts there are now many more ECG machines at District General Hospital, local doctors’ surgeries and the University of Brighton; plus more defibrillators to help resuscitate people at the scene of a cardiac arrest.
It is estimated that up to 12 adolescents a week die from heart attacks related to differing causes (Sudden Death Syndrome) and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is the most common of these.
Marketing Manager at Welbeing, Charlene Saunders, said:
"Everyone at Welbeing is immensely proud of Jenny and her husband Nigel. Having tragically lost their own son, they are now making a massive difference to the lives of others by raising crucial funds and awareness about the risks of heart conditions in the young.”
This isn’t the first time that Welbeing have worked with CRY, Jenny has been raising money for over ten years and in 2007/8 Alison Loveland, an Accounts Coordinator at Welbeing held a series of talks on flower arranging in aid of the cause. So far £65,000 has been raised, an incredible amount which is set to increase with more fundraising events planned.
CRYrecommends that screening is requested via your GP If there have been any young sudden deaths in the family, or if the young person is suffering from any unexplained symptoms of: Chest Pain (Exercise related), Breathlessness, Palpitations or Dizziness.
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