The Mayor's charity

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CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young)

CRY is a national UK charity preventing young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, and supporting affected families.

It can be hard to believe that a young person who appears fit and healthy may be at risk from heart problems. However, every week in the UK at least 12 apparently fit and healthy young people aged 35 and under die from undiagnosed heart conditions.

CRY offers subsidised ECG and Echocardiogram screening to all young people between the ages of 14 & 35. Screening to identify young people at risk is cost-effective when conducted correctly – the conditions can be treated, securing a future for those identified. All young people should have the choice to be tested.

CRY’s research programme gives them unique access to general population-based data, enabling comparisons between athletes, ethnicities and gender. Better understanding of what is normal for young people, can better identify and treat those at risk.

The emotional impact of the sudden, seemingly inexplicable death of a young person on their family cannot be underestimated. CRY offers emotional and clinical support following a young sudden cardiac death.

Awareness not only helps identify those at risk, but also ensures correct clinical practice when treating a young person with an inherited cardiac condition. CRY is dedicated to saving the lives of young people affected by the range of conditions that can cause young sudden cardiac death through screening, research and raising awareness.

For further information about the charity please contact CRY using the details below.


Phone 01737 363222



If you would like to make a donation to the Mayor's charity, please make cheques payable to Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council and send to the following address:

The Mayor's Office
Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council
Gibson Building
Gibson Drive
Kings Hill
West Malling
Kent ME19 4LZ