Cyclists double fundraising target in memory of Jack Boulton

Cry Ride webThe team of intrepid cyclists completed their gruelling challenge from Lands End to John O’Groats last week in memory of Jack Boulton and it looks like they have exceeded their fundraising target for CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young). Jack died suddenly in 2009 aged just 17 and since that time local residents and sports clubs have raised over £40,000 for the charity which deals with around twelve unexplained deaths in young people every week. Jack’s father Dave was one of the team of ten, not all of whom were expert cyclists, which set off from Lands End at the end of June for the 13 marathon.  Along the way, they made a diversion to call in at Wellsway School which had laid on a special day of activities. Originally looking to raise £10,000, it looks from donations still to come and Gift Aid, that they will more than double that figure. Now safely back home after the journey Dave Boulton told us: ” We’d like to thank the local community for their support and wonderful donations. With more donations to come we’re confident we’ll reach our target of £20,000.  The reception we received at Wellsway School  on 2nd July  was amazing and the mini CRYride challenge was a fitting tribute.”

“One of the services that CRY offer is the facilitation of ECG Testing Sessions and I’m pleased to say we’ll be holding a screening session at Wellsway school (Keynsham) in July 2014 and will cover 14 to 35 year olds. We’ll also consider a further screening session in 2015.”

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