We have dedicated this area to pay special tribute to the extremely generous people who have made a contribution to CRY. It is because of these amazing people that CRY is able to keep our doors open as we do not receive any government funding. All at CRY would like to express our sincerest thanks to everyone who has provided us with support.
Thanks to all our family, friends and neighbours who helped make the fifth and final year of the GAZ CYCLE (in memory of our son Gary) a great success on Saturday 3rd September 2016 in difficult weather. Thanks to everybody who supported us over the past five years raising funds and creating awareness for C.R.Y. We couldn't have done it without ye.
- Gerry and Breda O'Keeffe
Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) was presented with a cheque for €1,000 by Dublin Bus employees at Ringsend Depot recently.
The funding will be used in the Centre for Cardiovascular risk in Younger Persons at the Adelaide & Meath Hospital, Tallaght.
Dublin Bus received the Corporate Endeavour Award along with €1,000 at South Dublin County Council’s Community Endeavour Awards, for its commitment to supporting community activity.
However kind-hearted staff at Dublin Bus decided to give the award back to the South Dublin Community and asked employees to vote for the organization which they wanted to receive the grant.
“We were delighted to be honoured with the Corporate Endeavour Award but we took the opportunity to pay it forward and support the communites we serve. The donation will be put to good use by CRY, to continue their great work and we wish them the best with their endeavors”.
Chief Executive of Dublin Bus, Ray Coyne said:
Lucia Ebbs, Fundraising Manager for Cry, added: “We were delighted to have been nominated and to go along to Ringsend Depot and meet some of the employees at the presentation.CRY relies on fundraising by families and supporters like Dublin Bus employees. Donations like these are vitally important to help us to continue to support he work carried out in the Centre for Cardiovascular Risk in Younger Persons (CRYP Centre) at Tallaght Hospital.
Wednesday 31 August
Southside Company backs CRY
A young southside man has spoken of the importance of supporting an Irish charity that helps families affected by SADS (Sudden Adult Death Syndrome).
Last week, GCS, the technology and financial services recruitment specialists based in Dublin, announced that they will be backing Cry Ireland (Cardiac Risk in the Young for the second year in a row.
GCS named Cry Ireland as its annual Irish charity partner in 2015, after a staff vote, and following a successful 12 months of raising funds and awareness, both parties were delighted to extend the partnership for a further 12 months.
Head of Marketing, Daniel Evans said: “one of our consultants has witnessed at first hand the devastation caused by cardiac arrest in the young and we are all determined to help such a fantastic cause in any way we can.
“We didn’t’ hesitate to extend our relationship and are looking forward to working together to help as many people as possible over the course of the next year.”
Sean Carroll, from Walkinstown, as an employee at GCS recruitment and got involved with CRY when his family was affected by SADS.
“I got involved with CRY about four years ago when my cousin, Johnny, collapsed while playing a football match for his local team.” Sean recalled, “Johnny subsequently passed away with the cause of death being SADS. Roughly four months later, my cousin Ellen, Johnny’s daughter, was visiting her local GP as she wasn’t feeling well.
“Ellen was told to leave the GP’s office immediately and get to the hospital. She made it as far as the car park where she collapsed and passed away.”
CRY offers support to families who have lost someone to SADS as well as providing testing to those who would be in the vulnerable category.
Sean added: “I’ve been tested multiple times in the CRY Centre and have always been given positive results which is very reassuring especially if you’re quite active”.
All money raised by GSC Recruitment in their two years as Cry Ireland’s Charity partner will be used to fund the activities of the Centre for Cardiac Risk in Younger Persons (CRYP) in Tallaght Hospital which provides comprehensive cardiac evaluation of those who may be at risk from SCD either because of family history or worrying symptoms. The service provided at the CRYP Centre in Tallaght Hospital is available to anyone in the country (via GP Referral) and is free to the patient.
The centre currently receives no direct Government funding.
Lucia Ebbs, Fundraising Manager said:
“We are delighted to have the support of GCS Recruitment Specialists for another year. The existing partnership and the future fundraising efforts of the employees at GCS Recruitment means that we can continue to raise awareness of the condition known as Sudden Adult Death Syndrome and to provide free counselling and support. We are really looking forward to continue working together.
We were delighted to welcome TJ Duffy, Auditor of the Little Mick Ag Soc University College Dublin to the Center on Wednesday 10th August 2016. TJ presented Don O'Brien, Cry Trustee with the incredible sum of €6,000.00 raised by the Society Students.
The Society supported three Charities and Cry was chosen in memory of their friend and fellow student Brian Collum who died suddenly in May 2014.
Sincere and grateful thanks from Cry Ireland to all of the students for their incredible hardwork in their fundraising and their generosity in choosing to support Cry in Brian's memory.