Every week in the UK at least 12 apparently fit and healthy young people die of undiagnosed cardiac conditions.
In June 2018, Ben Forsyth unexpectedly died while on holiday in Malta due to a cardiac related illness.
As someone lucky enough to be friends with Ben, I was able to witness the kindness he possessed. He was caring, funny and an all round excellent person. Anyone who knew Ben respected him for the values and morals that he held.
In an attempt to respect his memory, I have decided, as part of an epic adventure, to try to raise some money for CRY this coming Summer. From the 19th of June to the 1st of August, I will be riding the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. The route covers 2,696 miles across the Canadian and American Rockies and harbours more than 61,000m of elevation gain and loss.
Every pound raised will go directly to the charity.
CRY helps to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD) by working with cardiologists and family doctors to establish good practice and appropriate screening facilities to promote and protect the cardiac health of our young.
By supporting CRY you will help save young lives from these potentially fatal cardiac conditions. I hope that with your donations, no more amazing people, like Ben, are taken away from their family and friends.
See how your support can help by visiting www.c-r-y.org.uk