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CRY's History

 

It is remarkable that we are able to celebrate such massive developments from such humble beginnings. Thanks to the incredible commitment of our supporters whose call for change has been heard in the corridors of power, we can finally afford to be hopeful. 

 

We can now trust to a future that offers unprecedented grounds for optimism about reducing the toll of suffering through young sudden cardiac death.  There will also be increased recognition that our tragedies can no longer be dismissed as rare conditions that only affect one in a million people.

                          Alison Cox MBE, CRY Chief Executive

 

A timeline of significant events in CRY's history

2010 was CRY's 15th Anniversary Year

 

2014

(April 13th)

110 CRY runners take part in the 2014 London Marathon, including CRY Patron Bill Neely

2014

(March 11th)

CRY Patron Pixie Lott pays surprise visits to two schools that have been affected by young sudden cardiac death

2014

(February 14th)

CRY's new 'A Partner's Grief' booklet is launched on Valentine's Day

2014

(January)

Income Protection providers Unum choose CRY as their charity of the year, with plans for extensive fundraising and other types of support

   

2013

(December 9th)

Over 500 people attended a Dickensian themed carol concert at St John’s Smiths Square to help mark CRY’s 18th anniversary

2013

(December)

For the first time, CRY Chief Executive Alison Cox MBE records a Christmas message to supporters

2013

(November 28th)

Two-time Olympic rowing gold medallist Tom James is announced as a new CRY Patron

2013

(November 27th)

CRY's new myheart booklet is launched at the 2013 CRY Parliamentary Reception

2013

(October 8th)

McColl's Retail Group launch a nationwide Halloween campaign to raise funds and awareness for CRY

2013

(August 16th)

CRY supporter Paul Clabburn appears on ITV’s "This Morning" to raise awareness of CRY’s booklet, 'A Father’s Grief'

2013

(August 4th)

27 CRY cyclists took part in the first ever Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 - including CRY Patron Matt Wells, who was the first to arrive at the meet-and-greet point despite suffering four punctures

2013

(July 25th)

CRY welcomes the long awaited overhaul of the coroners' service in England and Wales

2013

(July 7th)

CRY launch a new, short animation video demonstrating the impact of losing a young person to sudden cardiac death

2013

(July 7th)

More than 1200 people took part in the 7th annual CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk

2013

(July 1st)

Zoom Media announce their charity partnership with CRY

2013

(June 17th)

Squash Professional Alison Waters is announced as a new CRY Patron

2013

(June 16th)

CRY's new 'A Father's Grief' booklet is launched on Father's Day

2013

(May 9th)

CRY's '12 a week' postcard campaign continues with the launch of the new West postcard

2013

(April 30th)

New CRY research published in 'Circulation' highlights the importance of expertise when conducting cardiac screening, because of the potential for black athletes to be misdiagnosed with conditions that could cause YSCD

2013

(April 21st)

119 CRY runners take part in the 2013 London Marathon, including CRY Patron Bill Neely

2013

(March 28th)

CRY responds to a new report from the National Audit of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome; welcoming some important issues that are highlighted, but also advising that there are limitations to the data behind the report

2013

(March 25th)

The BBC science programme "Bang Goes The Theory" looks at young sudden cardiac death, including a feature on CRY's cardiac screening service

2013

(March 5th)

CRY responds to the Government's announcement of it's strategy for tackling mortality and cardiovascular diseases

2013

(February 1st)

CRY releases a statement about the potential dangers posed by some drugs / medications (including commonly-used remedies) - particularly when used by people with known (or suspected) heart conditions

2013

(January)

Four Pillars Hotels announce they will be supporting CRY as their charity of the year for 2013

   

2012

(December 12th)

Jason McCartney MP becomes the 100th member of the Cardiac Risk in the Young All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG)

2012

(November 28th)

CRY's new 'Sibling Grief' booklet is launched at the CRY Parliamentary Reception

2012

(November 28th)

CRY's annual Parliamentary Reception is held in the Terrace Marquee at Westminster.  Over 40 MPs attend the event and the Guest of Honour is Olympic Gold Medallist Andrew Triggs-Hodge MBE

2012

(November 11th)

CRY welcomes the 'scrutiny panel' set to investigate failings in the Teesside Coroners Service

2012

(October 9th)

Welsh Rugby Union club Cardiff Blues confirm CRY as their nominated charity for the 2012/13 season

2012

(October 8th)

Tony Gateley, brother of Boyzone singer Stephen Gateley, releases his debut single "He's Still Around".  The single is a tribute to Stephen, with 10% of profits from sales being donated to CRY

2012

(October 6th)

152 people (plus dogs!) take part in the 3rd CRY Durham Riverside Walk

2012

(August 29th)

CRY myheart member Tony Eames takes part in the Paralympic Games Torch Relay

2012

(August 4th)

CRY Patron Andrew Triggs-Hodge wins a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics in the men's coxless four rowing.  Patrons Matt Wells (rowing) and Lawrence Okoye (discus) also reach the finals of their events

2012

(July 15th)

940 people take part in the 2012 CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk

2012

(July 3rd - 8th)

CRY chosen as one of the lead exhibitors at the 2012 Summer Science Exhibition at The Royal Society in London

2012

(July 3rd)

Lawrence Okoye - Olympic athlete and GB discus record holder - is announced as a new Patron of CRY

2012

(May 28th - 30th)

CRY chosen as the charity to fundraise at the 2012 British Cardiovascular Society Annual Conference

2012

(May 3rd)

CRY is announced as the official charity of the 2012 FA Cup Final

2012

(May 2nd)

Bereaved families from across Wales attend an event at the National Assembly to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death in the young

2012

(May - July)

Several CRY supporters take part in the Olympic Torch Relay

2012

(May)

Feature on CRY's screening programme is included in ITV Sport's official guide to Euro 2012

2012

(April 22nd)

117 CRY runners take part in the 2012 London Marathon, including CRY Patrons Bill Neely and Simon Halliday

2012

(April 20th)

CRY's '12 a week' postcard campaign continues with the launch of the new South West postcard

2012

(March 30th)

CRY launches an e-petition urging the government to immediately and comprehensively review their policy on cardiac screening in young people

2012

(March 18th)

CRY release a statement following the sudden collapse of Bolton’s Fabrice Muamba during a match against Tottenham on Saturday 17th March

2012

(March)

CRY Research Fellow, Dr Abbas Zaidi, is interviewed about his editorial article 'Exercise-induced arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy: fact or fallacy?' which was published in the European Heart Journal in December 2011

2012

(February 27th)

Robert and Susan Hinchliffe present CRY Research Fellows Dr Hari Raju and Dr Michael Papadakis with the first ever “Pete Hinchliffe Travel Award for Medics”

2012

(February)

CRY Research Fellow, Dr Saqib Ghani, is interviewed about his article ‘Pre-participation cardiovascular screening in athletes: when and how?’ which was published in the journal ‘Cardiovascular Medicine’ in January 2012

2012

(January 27th)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff and Rob Key are announced as new Patrons of CRY

2012

(January)

CRY's new medical information booklet is released

   

2011

(December)

Calor Gas Ltd's partnership with CRY concludes, with the company having raised over £100,000 for CRY in memory of Scott Rennie

2011

(December 15th)

Over 500 people attended the Carols for CRY concert in the beautiful Guards Chapel in Wellington Barracks.  CRY Patrons Pixie Lott and Kathryn Harries sang at the event

2011

(December 1st)

CRY's '12 a week' postcard campaign continues with the launch of the new Scotland postcard

2011

(November 23rd)

Secretary of State Ken Clarke makes a u-turn over the decision to axe the position of Chief Coroner for England and Wales - the position will now be established as part of the Public Bodies Bill.  CRY was one of several charities that campaigned strongly to oppose the government's earlier decision to scrap the post.

2011

(October 17th)

CRY supporters Kenny and Maralyn Bowen are featured in an episode of Channel 5's "Celebrity Wish List" programme

2011

(October 12th)

CRY's annual Parliamentary Reception is held in the Terrace Marquee at Westminster.  Over 40 MPs attend the event and the Guest of Honour is GB Athlete Lawrence Okoye

2011

(October 8th)

144 people take part in the second ever CRY Durham Walk

2011

(October)

The "Don't Cry" CD EP by by CRY supporter Steve Percival is released to raise awareness and funds for CRY and to help promote CRY's 2011 Raising Awareness Week

2011

(July 28th)

Chief Coroner postcard campaign launched to appeal to MPs to support the role of Chief Coroner for England and Wales

2011

(July 24th & 28th)

CRY Radio 4 Appeal broadcast to an estimated 1.9 million listeners

2011

(July 17th)

767 adults, children and dogs take part in the 2011 CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk

2011

(July 7th)

New myheart network website launched

2011

(June 13th)

CRY signs up to the Giveacar charity car scrappage scheme - just one of a number of novel fundraising initiatives that CRY is involved in

2011

(April)

After its official launch at the 2010 CRY Parliamentary Reception, the CRY Medical Information DVD is mass-produced and distributed FREE to all CRY supporters anyone requesting a copy

2011

(April 17th)

114 CRY runners take part in the 2011 London Marathon, including CRY Patron Bill Neely

2011

(March 1st)

CRY added to the British Inspiration Trust (BRIT) website and BRIT map.  BRIT is a charity founded by CRY Patron Phil Packer to help promote self-belief and self-confidence in young people with disabilities

2011

(February)

The CRY Surgery Supporters Network is re-launched as the myheart network - with a greater online presence, regular newsletter and greater number of meetings planned

2011

(February)

CRY launches a campaign to urge MPs to put pressure on the government to review its proposal to abolish the role of Chief Coroner for England and Wales

2011

(January)

It is announced that Calor UK has contributed a total of £33,790.26 to CRY in year 1 of its support

 

2010

(December 31st)

CRY Patron Graeme McDowell is awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours List

2010

(December 2nd)

John Barrowman is announced as a new Patron of CRY

2010

(November)

CRY Patrons Matt Wells and Andrew Triggs-Hodge MBE win silver medals in their respective events at the 2010 World Rowing Championships in New Zealand

2010

(October 26th)

Premiership Rugby announce that CRY cardiac screening will be offered to all Aviva Premiership players, Regional Academy players above the age of 16 and England representative team players down to Under 16 level

2010

(October 13th)

CRY's annual Parliamentary Reception is held in the Terrace Marquee at Westminster.  Over 40 MPs attend the event and the Guest of Honour - CRY Patron Pixie Lott - treated the 200 guests to a short acoustic set.

2010

(October 9th)

70 people (plus dogs in CRY T-shirts!) take part in the first ever CRY Durham Riverside Walk

2010

(October 4th)

CRY Patron Graeme McDowell secures the winning point for Europe in the 2010 Ryder Cup.  Graeme recorded a 3&1 victory over Hunter Mahan to clinch a dramatic 14.5 to 13.5 triumph for the European team

2010

(September 28th)

GB Rowing's Andrew Triggs-Hodge MBE - gold medal winner at the 2008 Olympic Games - becomes a CRY Patron

2010

(September 18th)

Launch of the CRY Philips Test My Heart Tour 2010

2010

(August)

Northern Ireland professional golfer Michael Hoey becomes a Patron of CRY

2010

(July 18th)

Over 800 CRY supporters join CRY Patron Kathryn Harries as she leads the fourth annual CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk

2010

(July 2nd)

CRY's '12 a week' postcard campaign continues with the launch of the new East postcard

2010

(June 25th)

Singer Pixie Lott becomes a Patron of CRY

2010

(June 20th)

CRY Patron Graeme McDowell wins the US Open golf championship - the first European to do so for 40 years

2010

(June 8th)

CRY corporate supporters, Calor Gas, organise a Parliamentary reception for CRY to raise awareness within Westminster of CRY’s work

2010

(April 28th)

Official launch of the CRY Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions and Sports Cardiology at St George's Hospital, Tooting

2010

(April 25th)

Over 100 CRY runners take part in the 2010 London Marathon

2010

(April 5th)

Amesbury School in Surrey release a version of the Pixie Lott song 'Boys and Girls' to raise money and awareness for CRY.  The song is available to download on iTunes and the video is a hit on YouTube

2010

(April)

New CRY Heart Screening Booklet launched - a step-by-step guide to CRY's screening procedure, intended to help people make an informed choice about whether to have their hearts tested

2010

(April)

Jonny Evans becomes a Patron of CRY

2010

(March 5th)

CRY's '12 a week' postcard campaign continues with the launch of the new South postcard

2010

(March 1st)

Launch of the CRYSWIM 2010 initiative

2010

(March 1st)

CRY Patron Phil Packer announces his "26" Marathon Challenge - a fundraising initiative involving 26 different charities, including CRY.

2010

(February)

Matt Wells becomes a Patron of CRY

2010

(January)

Bill Neely becomes a Patron of CRY

   

2009

(December 22nd)

CRY pays tribute to its first Chairman, Ron Presley OBE, following the announcement of his death.  Ron's interest in CRY, his contacts and influence, helped launch CRY in 1995 and it was thanks to Ron that we managed to do so despite a total lack of financial resources

2009

(November 12th)

CRY's '12 a week' postcard campaign continues with the launch of the new Wales postcard

2009

(November 6th)

CRY supporter Ann Wilson meets the Queen at the opening of Washington School, Washington, Sunderland

2009

(October 21st)

It is announced that CRY's consultant cardiologist, Dr Sanjay Sharma, has been appointed Professor of Inherited Cardiovascular Disease and Sports Cardiology, to be based at St George's Healthcare NHS Trust.

2009

(October 21st)

CRY hosts its annual Parliamentary Reception at Westminster as part of CRY Raising Awareness Week.  New CRY Patron Phil Packer is guest of honour at the event

2009

(October 17th to 25th)

CRY Raising Awareness Week 2009

2009

(October 16th)

CRY announce an initiative to screen all young people in the South East of England born in 1995

2009

(September 28th)

CRY supporter Sian Thomas spends an hour on the "One & Other" plinth in Trafalgar Square, raising awareness of CRY

2009

(September 20th)

80 CRY runners, including CRY Patron Simon Halliday, enter the 2009 Great North Run - CRY's biggest ever team in this event

2009

(September 7th)

CRY Deputy Chief Executive, Steve Cox, awarded PhD by UCL

2009

(August 8th)

The new Brentford FC away shirt - featuring the CRY logo on the reverse - gets its first outing of the 2009 / 10 football season as Brentford win 3  - 1 away at Carlisle United

2009

(July 26th)

Following his involvement in the CRY Bridges Walk, Phil Packer agrees to become a Patron of CRY

2009

(July 26th)

Over 600 CRY supporters join CRY Patron Kathryn Harries as she leads the third annual CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk

2009

(July 5th)

CRY supporter James Doherty tosses the coin at the start of the 2009 Wimbledon Men's Singles Final

2009

(June 29th)

Completion of the CRY Philips Test My Heart Tour 09

2009

(May 2nd)

Launch of the CRY Philips Test My Heart Tour 09

2009

(May 2nd)

CRY's '12 a week' postcard campaign continues with the launch of the new North East postcard

2009

(April 26th)

Approximately 100 CRY runners take part in the 2009 London Marathon

2009

(April 6th)

CRY's '12 a week' postcard campaign continues with the launch of the new North West postcard

2009

(April 6th)

Launch of CRY's new screening clinic in Liverpool

2009

(March 13th)

CRY's '12 a week' postcard campaign continues with the launch of the new Midlands postcard

2009

(February 20th)

Brentford FC - managed by CRY Patron Andy Scott - announce the continuation of their unique shirt sponsorship partnership with CRY

2009

(February 13th)

CRY launches its "Life Years Lost..." campaign to highlight the devastating impact of sudden death in young people (aged 35 and under).

2009

(February)

BBC Journalist Ben Brown and England and Harlequins Rugby player Nick Easter are unveiled as new CRY Patrons

2009

(January 20th)

CRY welcomes reforms to the Coroners and Justice Bill which will ensure more sensitive treatment of bereaved families

   

2008

(December 7th)

CRY Patron Andy Scott wins the BBC Radio London Manager of the Year 2008 award

2008

(December)

Announcement of two important new positions granted to Dr Mary Sheppard

2008

(November 20th)

CRY's '12 a week' postcard campaign continues with the launch of the new Northern Ireland postcard

2008

(November 7th)

Announcement of a new pathology database to help track sudden cardiac death in the young

2008

(October 15th)

CRY hosts its annual Parliamentary Reception at Westminster as part of CRY Raising Awareness Week.  New CRY Patron James Cracknell OBE is guest of honour at the event

2008

(October 14th)

CRY re-launches its hard-hitting postcard campaign at Westminster, following new statistics which show that there are now thought to be at least 12 young sudden cardiac deaths every week in the UK

2008

(October

10th - 18th)

CRY's annual Raising Awareness Week is a great success, with lots of media coverage and many events held by CRY supporters

2008

(October

10th - 11th)

CRY holds its third annual International Medical Conference

2008

(October 10th)

Volunteers from Pfizer pharmaceuticals repaint the CRY office

2008

(September)

CRY Consultant Cardiologist Dr Sanjay Sharma voted onto the EACPR Sports Cardiology Section Nucleus - an elite committee within the European Society of Cardiology which aims to tackle the complex issues of sports cardiology

2008

(August 6th)

Brentford FC announce an innovative partnership with CRY whereby the CRY logo will appear on the back of the Brentford away shirts for the 2008/09 football season

2008

(August)

CRY continues to promote screening in football with an advert in industry magazine F.C. Business and a new football webpage

2008

(July 20th)

Second ever CRY Bridges Walk attracts over 600 CRY supporters

2008

(July 4th)

Roger Taylor MBE becomes a Patron of CRY

2008

(June 18th)

The CRY Team of Richard Ball, Clive Middleton, Greg Whyte and Mat Wilson successfully complete the daunting 3000-mile Race Across America (RAAM) cycle race and achieve their goal of a top 3 finish

2008

(June 14th)

CRY's second ever Family Medical Conference held at the Institute of Child Health in London.  Expert speakers at the event were Dr Elijah Behr, Dr Sanjay Sharma, Penny Schofield and Dr Mary Sheppard

2008

(June 10th)

Kevan Jones MP - Chairman of the Cardiac Risk in the Young APPG - secures a parliamentary debate on cardiac disease in young people, in Westminster Hall

2008

(May 30th)

CRY receives a donation of office furniture from BDO Stoy Hayward, greatly improving the appearance and overall tidiness of the CRY office

2008

(April 25th)

CRY-supported art project 'Silent at Heart' wins three accolades at the Cardiac Nursing Awards 2008

2008

(April 13th)

Over 80 CRY runners enter the 2008 London Marathon - backed by our biggest ever team of supporters, masseurs and cheerleaders!

2008

(March 7th)

Official launch of the CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology, headed by Dr Mary Sheppard

2008

(March 7th)

Sir Clive Woodward OBE becomes a Patron of CRY

2008

(February 28th)

New CRY screening initiative launched at Number 11 Downing Street by Andy Burnham MP

   

2007

(December)

The CRY website experiences a surge in visitors at the end of the year, following the sudden death of Motherwell football player Phil O'Donnell

2007

(November)

CRY's screening service continues to be busy.  A 3-day screening event is held in Northern Ireland, with further dates announced for screenings in 2008

2007

(November 27th)

BBC Journalist Paul Clabburn writes a compelling article for the BBC News website about the sudden death of his son Tom

2007

(November 20th)

CRY holds its first ever breakfast event at the National Gallery

2007

(November 7th)

Kevan Jones MP mentions CRY in his response to the Queen's Speech

2007

(October)

The first CRY presence appears on the popular social network website Facebook

2007

(October 12th/13th)

CRY holds its second annual International Medical Conference

2007

(September)

4 young sudden deaths in Northern Ireland receive a lot of media coverage.  This leads to a massive increase in demand for appointments at CRY's Northern Ireland Screening Clinic, with several extra dates being added

2007

(September 4th)

'Silent at Heart' art exhibition in support of CRY

2007

(August)

CRY Patron Andy Scott calls for more cardiac screening of footballers, following deaths at Walsall and Seville and a near-fatal incident at Leicester

2007

(August)

The Department of Health endorses CRY's co-ordinated fast track service for affected families

2007

(July 26th)

CRY announce the launch of the Save Our Athletes Research Project in conjunction with Philips

2007

(July 15th)

CRY Patron Kathryn Harries is joined by over 300 CRY supporters on an 8km sponsored walk across 8 London Bridges

2007

(July 15th)

CRY holds its annual Parliamentary Reception at Westminster.  Guests of honour are CRY Patrons David Walliams and Kathryn Harries

2007

(June 18th)

CRY Patron David Walliams helps to launch the Heart Screening Awareness Partnership - a joint initiative between CRY and Philips Medical Systems

2007

(June 17th/18th)

5 teams complete the 3 Peaks Challenge to raise money for CRY in memory of Howard and Sebastian English.  In total they raise over £100,000 in one of the most successful CRY fundraising events ever

2007

(June 15th)

In the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2007, CRY Honorary President, Ian Botham OBE, is awarded a Knighthood; and CRY Founder and Chief Executive, Alison Cox, is awarded an MBE

2007

(April 22nd)

Over 80 CRY runners take part in the 2007 London Marathon - one of the hottest for years

2007

(April)

Ray Wilkins becomes a CRY Patron

2007

(March 8th)

CRY postcard campaign continues - launch of the Scotland postcard

2007

(March 1st)

CRY announces £300,000 of funding to facilitate coroner referrals to an expert cardiac pathologist when a young person dies suddenly and the cause is unknown

2007

(February 9th)

The Rt Hon Don Touhig MP becomes the 100th member of the CRY APPG

2007

(February)

Emily Maitlis becomes a CRY Patron

   

2006

(December)

John and Diane Ber appear on ITV Tyne Tees News talking about the loss of their daughter Kasia

2006

(November 1st)

Launch of the CRY Screening Service for Northern Ireland

2006

(October 16th)

CRY Patron Simon Halliday undertakes more fundraising for CRY, joining Honorary CRY President Ian Botham on the Oxford leg of his 'Botham Walk 2006'

2006

(October 15th/16th)

CRY hosts international medical conference at the Institute of Child Health in London

2006

(September)

Kathryn Harries officially announced as a new CRY Patron

2006

(September)

Andy Scott officially announced as a new CRY Patron

2006

(August 6th)

CRY Chairman Professor Greg Whyte makes an attempt to swim across the English Channel, having previously trained CRY Patron David Walliams for his cross-Channel swim

2006

(July 20th)

Gregor Townsend MBE officially announced as a new CRY Patron

2006

(July 5th)

David Walliams officially announced as a new CRY Patron

2006

(July 5th)

CRY Parliamentary Reception 2006.  CRY announce a grant of £180,000 to Pathologist Dr Mary Sheppard, to fund 3 years of medical research

2006

(April 28th)

The inquest into the sudden death of Lisa Jane Browne, daughter of CRY supporter Doreen Harley, is re-opened following a momentous High Court ruling.

2006

(April 23rd)

More than 80 CRY runners take part in the London Marathon.  Mark Richards, running in a CRY Heart costume, is once again one of the first costume runners across the finishing line.  Meanwhile Peter Snell tackles the course at a slightly slower pace, hopping the 26 miles on crutches

2006

(April)

Simon Halliday officially announced as a new CRY Patron

2006

(April)

New additions to CRY's range of merchandise include the CRY mini rugby ball, CRY gym bag and CRY water bottle

2006

(April)

Fundraising section of the CRY website given a complete overhaul

2006

(March 21st)

CRY Publications Co-ordinator Mark Fox returns from an epic 9-day fundraising trek in the Sahara Desert

2006

(March 19th)

Simon Halliday leads a team of more than 70 CRY runners in the Bath Half Marathon.  Simon is joined on the day by a host of former rugby internationals, including Will Carling, Jason Leonard and Mike Teague.

2006

(March 15th)

Simon Halliday and David Trick organise a Sportsman's Dinner in aid of CRY at the Marriott Hotel in London

2006

(March 2nd)

CRY's survey results are addressed in an article in The Guardian newspaper

2006

(March 1st)

CRY release survey results which suggest the most PCTs have taken no steps towards implementing the guidelines in the new NSF Chapter 8 - one year after it was published.

 

2005

(December)

John Inverdale officially announced as a new CRY Patron

2005

(November)

Book of inspirational quotes put together by young CRY supporter Julie Tanner goes on sale in bookshops

2005

(October)

CRY supporter Robi Fox announces he will be raffling a signed Chelsea shirt

2005

(October)

Ex-England Rugby star Simon Halliday pledges to organise a massive fundraising event for CRY

2005

(October 13th)

CRY postcard campaign continues - launch of the West postcard

2005

(July)

Dr Sandeep Basavarajaiah becomes CRY's new Research Fellow, working under CRY Consultant Cardiologist Dr Sanjay Sharma

2005

(July 21st)

CRY postcard campaign continues - launch of the East postcard

2005

(July 5th)

CMA / CRY first national conference on the new NSF chapter

2005

(July 4th)

CRY featured in the national media in an Evening Standard article interviewing Ian Botham

2005

(June 15th)

CRY Parliamentary Reception to help mark 10th Anniversary

2005

(June 11th)

CRY Bereavement Support Day

2005

(June 9th)

CRY praised in Westminster debate about the new NSF chapter on Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death

2005

(June 8th)

CRY supporter Rob Thorne appears on 'This Morning' on ITV

2005

(May 31st)

CRY featured in the national media in a Daily Express article about Lisa Jane Browne

2005

(May 18th)

Second group of 8 CRY Bereavement Supporters complete their 2-year skills and theory residential training course

2005

(May 17th)

CRY featured in the national media in The Guardian in an article by Fred Pearce about the loss of his son

2005

(May 2nd)

CRY featured in the national media in a Daily Telegraph article about the Hunter family

2005

(May 1st)

CRY postcard campaign continues - launch of the Northern Ireland postcard

2005

(May)

CRY Chairman Greg Whyte earns Professorship

2005

(May)

CRY charity wristbands launched

2005

(April 17th)

London Marathon - more than 70 people run for CRY.  CRY heart costume runners are once again the first costume runners to finish.  One of the costume runners - Philip Allen - is interviewed on BBC television

2005

(April 17th)

CRY featured in the national media in a News of the World article about Leyton Orient football star Andy Scott

2005

(April)

The CRY Centre for Sports Cardiology launches its own dedicated website

2005

(March 31st)

The Community and Performance Departments of the Rugby Football Union voice their support for CRY, with plans for increased screening of young rugby players

2005

(March 16th)

CRY postcard campaign continues - launch of the North postcard

2005

(March 4th)

The Department of Health announce the launch of the new National Service Framework chapter on Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death - including sudden death in young people

2005

(February 18th)

CRY postcard campaign continues - launch of the South East postcard

2005

(February 2nd)

The International Olympic Committee’s Medical Commission adopt recommendations that athletes be screened for heart problems prior to competing.

2005

(February 2nd)

European Society of Cardiology calls for all young athletes to be screened

2005

(January 7th)

CRY postcard campaign continues - launch of the Wales postcard

2005

(January)

New CRY badge - special 10th Anniversary logo

   

2004

(December 12th)

Dr Roger Boyle, National Clinical Director of Heart Disease, speaks at first meeting of CRY APPG

2004

(November 26th)

CRY postcard campaign continues - launch of the North West postcard

2004

(October 29th)

CRY postcard campaign continues - launch of the South postcard

2004

(September 30th)

CRY postcard campaign continues - launch of the North East postcard

2004

(August 26th)

CRY postcard campaign continues - launch of the South West postcard

2004

(July 15th)

Parliamentary launch of CRY's national postcard campaign.  The first postcard in the campaign features the faces of eight young people from the Midlands who died suddenly due to cardiac abnormalities

2004

(July 4th)

CRY Surgery Supporters Club member Laura John tosses the coin for the Men's Singles Final at Wimbledon

2004

(March 12th)

Dari Taylor MP withdraws her Private Members Bill when the Minister for Public Health, Melanie Johnson MP, agrees to establish an expert group to draw up new guidelines for health service providers, through a new chapter in the National Service Framework. CRY will be represented in this group.

2004

(March 10th)

Dari Taylor MP's Private Members Bill - Cardiac Risk in the Young (Screening) Bill - debated in Westminster

2004

(February)

SADS booklet and dedicated website launched

2004

(January)

Ethical approval granted to introduce cardiac testing in state schools in Lewisham and Essex

   

2003

(June 10th)

First CRY Bereavement Support Day and official launch of the CRY Bereavement Supporters (funded by the Department of Health)

2003

(May 15th)

First group of 11 CRY Bereavement Supporters complete their 2-year skills and theory residential training course

2003

(March 10th)

Parliamentary launch of CRY Referral Clinics

   

2002

(October)

First meeting of the CRY Surgery Supporters Club

2002

(July)

Parliamentary launch of the CRY All Party Parliamentary Group, by Ian Botham OBE

2002

(June)

First ECG testing in a state school after gaining ethical approval in the Western Isles of Scotland

2002

(April 15th)

Parliamentary reception - CRY Centre for Sports Cardiology launched by Honorary President Ian Botham OBE.  Health Minister Yvette Cooper MP announces Department of Health grant of £100,000 over 3 years, for the continued development of CRY's bereavement support programme

2002

(January)

Ian Botham OBE becomes Honorary President of CRY

   

2001

(June 21st)

Adjournment debate on Heart Disease (Young People) with Julian Lewis MP and Health Minister Yvette Cooper MP.  Yvette Cooper MP announces that "...implementation rates [of ICDs] to rise from the present 17 per 1 million people to around 50 per 1 million people."

2001

(May)

Millfield School - first private school to offer ECG testing to pupils

   

2000

(August)

Launch of the CRY website and research arm of CRY

2000

(May)

First group of people begin training to become CRY Bereavement Supporters

2000

(April)

Launch of CRY's Heart costume runners at the London Marathon

2000

(January)

Sir Steve Redgrave becomes Patron of CRY

   

1999

(February 7th)

First CRY ECG testing conference at Wolverhampton University

   

1998

(October)

Adrian Woodhead (in memory of his wife, Sarah) wrote to all MPs and started CRY's lobbying campaign of government to address the issue of Sudden Cardiac Death in young people

1998

(October)

CRY Press Conference during the Anna Loyley inquest

1998

(September)

Donation of CRY screening van, launching the expansion of CRY's screening programme

1998

(May)

Julian Lewis MP invites his constituent, Adrian Woodhead, and CRY's Chief Executive Alison Cox to Westminster

   

1997

(August)

First large-scale ECG screening - 283 ECGs and 93 ECHOs in one day, in Brighouse, Yorkshire (in memory of Dominic O'Loughlin)

1997

(June)

Donation of first ECG machine (in memory of Dominic O'Loughlin)

1997

(January)

CRY completed funding of Siemens Accuson Ultrasound ECHO machine worth £140,000, at St. George's Hospital.  This machine has now tested over 14,500 people

   
1996

Lawn Tennis Association formalise screening programme with CRY that had been done annually since 1993.  Become the first sport in the UK to offer comprehensive cardiac testing to all its elite junior athletes

   

1995

(May 3rd)

CRY founded by Alison Cox - launched by the death of John Marshall

   
1994

Tennis 'Skipathon' raises £10,000 as a down-payment for an echocardiogram machine that launched the Specialist Cardiac Unit at St. George's Hospital, Tooting

   

1993

(November)

First cardiac screening by Professor McKenna and Alison Cox, of Elite Tennis Players at the Lawn Tennis Association National Tournament.  Included Tim Henman, Jamie Delgado and Jo Durie

   

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