Cooper Associates Foundation is delighted to have made a donation of £5,000 to Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), which will provide heart screenings for 75 young people in the Taunton area later this year.
Our Foundation was approached by Hilary Edwards, who tragically lost her son, Gary, to an undiagnosed heart condition when he was just 28 years old. Hilary is raising funds to secure one heart screening day per year in Taunton for the foreseeable future.
Every week in the UK at least 12 apparently fit and healthy young people aged 35 and under die from undiagnosed heart conditions. In 80% of cases there are no prior symptoms of heart defect.
Neil Wyatt, Trustee of Cooper Associates Foundation, said:
“The Cooper Associates Foundation is very pleased to support Cardiac Risk in the Young with this donation. CRY’s screening programme not only identifies people at risk, it also provides data for vital research into cardiac abnormalities. 75 young people in the Taunton area will now receive a painless and non-invasive ECG, which records the electrical activity of the heart. If a more detailed image is required, an ultrasound of the heart is taken. Any person between the ages of 14-35 can book a place at a CRY screening event.”
The screening day this year is scheduled to take place on Saturday 6 August at College Way Surgery, Taunton. Further details will be available nearer the time.
If you have a charity that is looking for funding we would be delighted to hear from you. Visit the Cooper Associates Foundation for more information.