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About CRY

This film tells the story of CRY, why the charity was set up and the support it provides to patients and families who have lost someone to sudden cardiac death.

The CRY Charity has three main objectives in the work that we do:

  • To raise awareness of the condition known as Sudden Cardiac Death or Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) through media campaigns and information meetings.
  • To provide free counselling and support for families affected by sudden death or cardiac conditions.
  • To support the Centre for Cardiovascular Risk in Younger Persons (CRYP).

How are we funded?

All services provided by CRY Ireland are free. CRY is a self-supporting registered charity. The bulk of the money we take in comes from various fundraising events.

Where do all monies raised go?

– Raising awareness
– Counselling
– Diagnostic centre

Awareness & counselling

Raising Awareness

CRY uses some funding to raise awareness for SADS through various media campaigns. Representatives from CRY also hold information meetings, which often involve travelling to schools, colleges, sports clubs, businesses and community groups to speak about this.


Counselling Service

CRY provides a free counselling service.



CRYP Centre

The majority of the funds raised for CRY go into the Centre for Cardiovascular Risk in Younger Persons Tallaght, Dublin 24. To date, over 5,500 individuals have been seen at the centre.



The Charity currently employs one member of staff – Lucia Ebbs. We also retain the services of two Psychotherapist Counsellors. All other members of the team work as volunteers.

The CRY Team

Marie Greene

Co-Founder and Leader of Family Support Group



Tommy Fegan (Chairman of the Board) – Michael Greene – Marie Greene – Don O’Brien (Secretary) – Dr. Deirdre Ward – Dr. David Mulcahy – Noelle Condon – Brendan Mulligan – Geraldine Carter – David Greene – Walter Coakley – Deirdre Hanley  – Liam Herlihy – Dr Katie Gallagher – Jonathan Ireland – Catherine Fegan – Maria Morrissey – Margaret Andrews

General Fundraising

Kate Farrell – Marie Greene – Geraldine Carter – Davinia O’Donnell – Karen McGoldrick – Susan O’Connor – Pam Meehan – Katharine Cassidy – Lucia Ebbs

Patrons of CRY

Jacqui Hurley – Allen Leech – Brendan Courtney – Lena Tice – Lucy Mulhall – Michael Lowry – Aaron Gillane – Aidan O’Mahony – Andrew Scott


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