NFDC CEO, Howard Button took part in Santa Run and raised £3,175 for the Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)

NFDC CEO, Howard Button took part in the Santa Run on 18 December 2016 in memory of Dale Tennent-Butler. Dale was an 18 year-old who died in hospital after sudden cardiac death while playing in a Powerleague football game in December 2009.

Howard has raised £3,175 towards Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), which supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by young sudden cardiac death (YSCD).

Howard says: “Despite the challenge, completing Santa Run was such an achievement for me and knowing that what I raised will be going to such a great cause, makes it all worthwhile.”

CRY is a charity that 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 fast track referral, screening and cardiac pathology services at leading UK hospitals.

Paul Houlton, Events Fundraising Administrator at CRY says “It is only through the generosity of our supporters that CRY is able to offer its various services and to pursue important campaign aims and objectives. Every single contribution to CRY is greatly appreciated.”

Well done Howard and thanks to all our members for the kind generosity.

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31st May 2017

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