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Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
EComp Brian Worthington (on left) of Unity Chapter No 2341, presents a cheque for £200 to Simon and Joanna who have raised over £50,000 for CRY since they lost their son at the age of twenty
Unity Chapter, No 2341, which meets at Mossley Masonic Hall in Ashton & Mossley District makes a habit of making special donations around this time of year. Most recently they made a substantial donation to the local Mountain Rescue Service. This time, their Second Principal, EComp Brian Worthington was responsible for choosing the good cause that they wished to help.
He chose a Charity that, though national in outlook, is perhaps not as well-known as some of the bigger Charities, Cardiac Risk in the Young, or CRY.
CRY say the following, “Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. Since its formation in 1995, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death. CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD. CRY promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research. CRY publishes and distributes medical information written by leading cardiologists for the general public. CRY funds specialist referral, screening and cardiac pathology services at leading UK hospitals.”
I am sure that we can all agree that this is a wonderful aim, and I have no doubt that we all wish them well. I am quite sure that if any other Chapter was looking for a suitable cause to assist, they would be very happy to accept your donation. You can find out more by looking at their website, which you will find at CRY Website.
Text © Kevin Hall, Dave Williamson, Brian Worthington and Cardiac Risk in the Young. Photograph is © David Williamson. The photograph may not be used for commercial purposes without the express written permission of the copyright holder.
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