Our 2021 AKA Day project raised £3,922.73 for CRY.
This money is being used to help fund three heart screening session in Robert’s name.
The first is being carried out in conjunction with Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, with the support of Brentford FC over a weekend at the end of April 2022. You can find out more here
The second and third sessions will be held over two days each, the first in Kirkcaldy (9 – 10 July) and second two days in Dundee (24-25 Sept). Further details will be posted here and on our social media channels as soon as we have more information. AKA Day participants will receive a password for priority bookings.
These screenings are vital in early detection and diagnosis of heart conditions in young people.
At £5,000 per session, these screenings are unavailable from the NHS, so it is vital we continue to raise funds. Each session has the capacity to screen 100 individuals between 14 – 35 years old per day.
CRY offers subsidised ECG screening to all young people between the ages of 14 & 35.
There is a simple way to diagnose most cardiac abnormalities. This is by having an ECG (electrocardiogram) test. Results should be read by a cardiologist. For extra clarity an Echocardiogram can also be done.If there has been a young (under 35) sudden death in the family, the family is entitled to be screened on the NHS.
All of CRY’s public events are free to attend.
At a CRY screening we use a medical history questionnaire and ECG, echocardiograms are carried out on the day also if our Dr requests further investigation is required.
To find out more about what happens during a screening session please watch the following video from CRY on youTube:
To find our more please check out CRY’s FAQ’s on their website