The Dan Hughes memorial fund and our work with CRY.
This page outlines what Dan's memorial fund is for and gives an insight into some of the work we do with CRY. If you would like to donate you can do so via the link at foot of the page. Thank you. Our current total is £254,000.
Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions
The aim of the Daniel Hughes memorial fund is to provide heart screening for young people between the ages of 14 & 35 in the hope of preventing deaths similar to Dan’s.
The memorial fund is set up with National charity Cardiac Risk in the Young or CRY as it is better known. Since its formation in 1995, CRY has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac
death (YSCD). CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening
cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD; I am
proud to say that I am a member of the Bereavement support team.. CRY also promotes
and develops heart screening programme's and funds medical research as well as
publishing medical information written by leading cardiologists.
Sue and myself are very proud to be official CRY representatives for Stoke on Trent.
All the money donated to Dan’s memorial fund goes to CRY to support Heart screening
either via paying for screening days or purchasing equipment. There is a simple way to
diagnose most cardiac abnormalities which is by undergoing an ECG (electrocardiogram) test. CRY has several mobile screening units consisting of a Doctor, an Echo Technician, 3 ECG Technicians, an administrator, a Screening Manager and all the necessary equipment. Everyone who attends a screening has an ECG; the results are reviewed by the Doctor and the results given to the patient on the day. Any person who is considered to have an abnormal ECG will be given an Electrocardiogram (ultrasound scan) test on the day and some may also be invited to have
a full cardiac evaluation at a later date
The picture shows us with the screening team who were present when we completed our 1,000th screening.
Click on the picture to read more about Dan's Heart Screening Programme.
Click on the Logo to view one of CRY's video's about how YSCD strikes.
A YOUNG LIFE SAVED.. At our first screening day in 2016 a Young lady named Lucy Smith came along for her screening, she was 17 years old at time and had no reason to suspect she had a serious problem with her heart, it turned out that the test would save Lucy's life. Click on the picture to read Lucy's Story
The majority of the funds raised goes towards screening young people but due to the generosity of our many supporters we have also been able to support CRY by buying much needed equipment. In 2019 we bought them an ECG machine costing £5,600 and in March 2020 we paid for a Brand new van for them at a cost of £25,000. This will enable the teams to reach over 50,000 young people during the 5 years it will be in service.
We can not achieve any of this without your support……….. Are you willing to help save a young life ................................
You can donate to Dan's memorial fund by clicking the DONATE HERE link at the bottom of any of the pages .