The Hampshire Cricket Foundation joined forces with Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) to deliver free heart screening sessions for members of the local community at The Ageas Bowl. A team of CRY’s cardiac experts visited the home of Hampshire Cricket on the 25th and 26th of January 2020 and screened 200 patients, including Eastleigh MP Paul Holmes, as part of an initiative that looks to prevent sudden cardiac death in the young.
One in every 300 young people that undertake these tests with CRY are identified as having a potentially life-threatening condition and the programme has already achieved great success, led by Consultant Professor, Sanjay Sharma.
The Hampshire Cricket Foundation funded these screenings, as part of the charity’s “Changing Lives, Saving Lives” initiative which aimed to deliver a healthier future for people across the county.
It was a great honour to be associated with the Changing lives, Saving lives initiative, spearheaded by The Hampshire Cricket Foundation. The campaign shares the same ethos as CRY and we were delighted to bring our team of experts to The Ageas Bowl. Every week in the UK, around 12 young people under the age of 35 die suddenly from a previously undiagnosed heart condition.Dr Steven Cox, Cardiac Risk in the Young Chief Executive
We would like to thank everyone involved at Hampshire Cricket Foundation for funding these two days of screening - working together with Graham Hunter - and for everything they are doing to raise awareness of young sudden cardiac death and for reaching out to young members of their local community.
The Hampshire Cricket Foundation was pleased to see such a great turnout for the CRY screenings and were able to help identify potential cardiac issues in some of the screening attendees. The Foundation are grateful to many of our generous donations in support of these screenings, in particular to those that came from our annual Ladies Lashes Lunch.