Tag: SADS

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…

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…

Tragic bride’s memorial fund nears target

A charity fund set up in memory of a newly-wedded bride who died suddenly last month has almost reached its target of £4,000 just two weeks after it was set up. Claire Reed was  22 and had been married for only five months when she collapsed and died while out on a friend’s Hen party.…