Tag: Claire Reed

Cake sale to raise funds for Cardiac Screening

Colourful cup cakes

There’ll be lots of tasty home-baked treats on offer tomorrow (November 23) at Botley Market Hall as part of an annual Charity cake sale that can help save young lives. The CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) Cake Bake is an annual event held across the country by families who have lost loved ones to Young Sudden Cardiac…

Local campaigners fund 1,400 free cardiac screenings

Young people aged 14-35 will benefit from free heart screening session today (October 8) at Fleming Park leisure centre. The screening, is being provided by the Cardiac Risk In The Young (CRY) charity and has been organised by Graham and Anne Hunter in memory of their daughter Claire Reed. Since losing daughter, Claire Reed, suddenly…

More money on way for life saving defibs

A couple from Botley who have been campaigning to establish a countrywide network of  public access defibrillators were surprised to find the chancellor of exchequer has once again earmarked funds in last week’s budget to buy more of the life saving machines. Graham and Anne hunter met George Osborne will he was visiting Botley Mill…

Cake Bake raises funds

All manner of mouthwatering homemade cakes were on display in Botley Market Hall as part of a national ‘Cake Bake event’ in aid of the charity Cardiac Risk in The Young (CRY). The event was organised by local couple Graham and Anne Hunter in memory of their daughter Claire Reed who died suddenly two years ago…

Scheme to fund public defibrillators goes live

Pic:Katatonia/Pond5 The British Heart Foundation has just launched a scheme to role out a nationwide network of life saving heart defibrillators thanks in part to the campaigning efforts of a local couple. There are more than 30,000 cardiac arrests in the UK every year and while currently only one in ten cases survive, the BHF…

Local couple inspire Chancellor to fund defibrillators

Chancellor George Osborne has revealed how a campaigning Eastleigh couple inspired him to set aside money to help fund a network of life saving heart defibrillators across the country When George Osborne visited Botley Mill in December, Conservative candidate Mims Davies introduced him to Graham and Anne Hunter. The Hunters told him how they had…

Yacht to race in memory of Claire

Yacht races in memory of Claire Reed A yacht is racing round the Isle of Wight this weekend in memory of local woman Claire Reed. Newly wed Claire, who lived at Sand Martin Close in Eastleigh was only 22 when she died unexpectedly of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome in March last year. Since then her…

More free heart screenings for the young announced

A simple and quick ECG test could save the lives of the 12 apparently fit and healthy young people that die each week in the UK from undiagnosed heart conditions. That is the message from the leading heart charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). On 18 and 19 January 2014, CRY will be holding the second…

Young people to get free cardiac screening sessions

  A free cardiac health screening session for up to a 100 young people will be held at Fleming Park on September 10 thanks to campaigning by a local family. Eastleigh resident Claire Reed died suddenly in March this year aged only 22. Tragically, the otherwise healthy accountant had been married only five months. Her…