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Raising Awareness

One of our aims as CRY representatives is to raise awareness of the dangers of undiagnosed Heart defects and the importance of CRY’s Heart screening programme and research.

TV & Radio

Speaking on the Radio or recording a short  piece for T.V. help us to reach thousands of people and we are very grateful to the  following broadcasters  for allowing us the time to get our message across on their stations.

With Tim Wedgewood on BBC

Radio Stoke

With Jane at the Hiitmix 107.5 FM

  • BBC Midlands Today

  • BBC Radio Stoke 

  • BBC Radio Derby 

  • BBC Radio Cumbria

  • BBC Hereford & Worcester 

  • HitMix 107.5  

  • Signal Radio

With Martyn Williams on BBC

Radio Derby

In the press

We have  had articles published in many newspapers , magazines and on-line media outlets. Below  are a few  of the articles and a list of the publications who have kindly helped us to raise awareness. Click on the logo to read the articles

  • Ashby Life

  • Audley News

  • Barrow Mail

  • Birmingham Mail

  • Burton Mail

  • Derby Telegraph

  • Sandbach Chronicle

  • Stoke City Match day Programme

  • The Sentinel

  • Wolverhampton Express & Star

               On Line editions

  • Cumbria crack


  • Staffordshire Live

  • The daily Mail

  • The Sun


Working with CRY

Our work with CRY is very important to us , We attend the annual parliamentary reception at Westminster where we lobby MP's to join the campaign  for a national screening  programme.  In 2019 we were asked to represent CRY at Stoke City where I got to speak to the 29,500 crowd at half time.

Posing before helping out as Marshall's at the 2019 London Bridges

Representing CRY at Stoke City

With Aaron Bell MP after he signed the Pledge to support a national screening programme 

In the community

We  do a lot of work to raise awareness in the community. Be it attending village  carnivals , standing in supermarkets, attending "well being" events  etc or giving talks , we are always happy to speak to people  about the work that CRY does.

Top left - with Frankie at the Audley together event in 2019

Center - with Coops, Homer & Mrs Holmes having given a talk to the local CAMEO group

Top Right - with Lisa Tyson at a well being event in Barrow in Furness

Right - Sue and myself  at Tesco  in Kidsgrove.

Below - with 4 members of Bignall End Cricket Club 1st team who have the CRY logo's on the shirt sleeves.

Providing Support

3 of Dan's close friends were asked to share their stories about how Dan's death had affected them for inclusion in a CRY friends support booklet, Dave Hickson, Steve Bailey  & Nathan Shaw attended the launch of the book at the houses of Parliament. In November 2019 I completed 2 years of training to become a member of CRY's bereavement support team. When  someone contacts CRY following the sudden death of a  loved one they have a team of  people who have suffered a similar loss and are trained to provide telephone support

Dave, Steve & Nathan, with us at the launch of the friends support booklet.

We never set out on this journey for anything other than to save young lives! 

Our work has attracted nominations for various awards for which we are very grateful as the publicity helps with our mission of raising the profile of CRY. 

Click on the picture opposite to see  some of the awards we have received.

With the group who I did my bereavement supporter training with.

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