Dinner - Speaker - Suzanne Morton - Cardiac Risk to the Young

Tue 26th May 2015 at 19.00 - 00.00

Speaker Meeting

Suzanne Morton

The guest speaker at today’s meeting of Kirkby Rotary Club was a campaigner for a national charity dedicated to reducing the frequency of sudden cardiac death in young people.

Suzanne Morton, a resident of Kirkby in Ashfield, was speaking about Cardiac Risk in the Young (C.R.Y.), which was formed in 1995.The charity supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families.Mrs Morton has been fund raising vigorously for C.R.Y. since the sudden death of her son, Luke, aged 20.in February 2013.

“C.R.Y is now the leading screening organisation in the UK”, she said.“My next target is to raise £3500 for screening to be done locally, enabling a hundred young people to be tested.Every week twelve young people currently die undiagnosed.”

Kirkby Rotary Club is staging a fund raising concert in aid of C.R.Y. on Saturday June 20th in St Wilfrid’s Church, starting at 7.15 pm.

The event  - ‘Midsummer Melodies’ features Newstead Brass and Ashfield Workplace Choir.

Organiser Rotarian Philip Hurt commented:” We are fortunate to have two quality and really entertaining groups.The band continues to be one of the best ‘Championship Section’ bands in the Midlands, and the choir entered a competition in Nottingham last year, just for the experience, and won it!As a bonus we are pleased to have soprano Samantha Vernon to sing for us. She is ex Cantamus, and is currently studying for her Masters at the Birmingham Conservatoire.”

Tickets, price £6.00, are available from Rotarian Neil Lancashire on 07831 691326

http://www.c-r-y.org.uk/sudden-cardiac-death/