Unlike my usual posts, this one is on behalf of my brother-in-law Tom, and his friends Emma and Harald. The post below has been written by tom himself…
“At the end of October three friends of very varying degrees of athleticism (Emma, Harald and myself Tom) will attempt to run the grueling Snowdonia Marathon to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).
According to CRY, every week in the UK at least 12 apparently fit, healthy, young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. We were personally touched by this tragic fact last year when Stewart, one of our close friends, died suddenly (aged 30) whilst training to get fit for his wedding.
He was always adventurous and we wanted to do something that would have both made him proud and hopefully raise money to prevent other families and friends going through this heartbreaking situation.
CRY aims to prevent these tragedies occurring by screening those most at risk and, with the help of celebrity patrons like Sir Steve Redgrave and David Walliams, raise awareness of undetected cardiac conditions and Sudden Adult Death. The charity also provides bereavement support for all those suffering from the loss of a loved one as a result of these conditions.
Please help us to support this hard-working UK charity by donating whatever you can afford. Thank you.”
You can pledge your support on their donation page