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
With Jane at the Hiitmix 107.5 FM
BBC Midlands Today
BBC Radio Stoke
BBC Radio Derby
BBC Radio Cumbria
BBC Hereford & Worcester
With Martyn Williams on BBC
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
Stoke City Match day Programme
Wolverhampton Express & Star
On Line editions
The daily Mail
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.
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.