Last weekend, 100 young people had their hearts screened in Wolverhampton and tested for defects.
Bilston Soroptimist Club raised £6,000 to allow CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) to host the event at the Molineux. CRY hosts events all over the country to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in young people. 12 young people die each week from sudden cardiac conditions.
In 2008, a fit and healthy 26 year old boy from Wolverhampton- Pardeep Nagra- died from a sudden cardiac arrest. In May, his mother Resham raised £10,000 to run a two day event at the Molineux in Wolverhampton to ensure 200 young people could have their hearts tested for defects.
It’s fantastic that Bilston Soroptimist Club have raised the funds to allow this event to take place. Heart defects aren’t something that a lot of young people worry about so the move to raise further awareness on this issue is important. Three young people were referred to Cardiologists and five to their own GP’s for further attention following the ECG’s that they had at this event. Well done to CRY and Bilston Soroptimist Club for organising the event.
More information on CRY can be found here; https://www.c-r-y.org.uk/