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20 February, 2020


Kids conquer Snowdon in memory of uncle Jonny


Siblings Milly (11), Phoebe (8) and George (7) have conquered Snowdon in memory of their uncle Jonny, raising funds and awareness for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

Their mum Alison (35) lost her brother to Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) before he reached his 21st birthday – and since then she and her family have raised over £50,000 for CRY.

Alison explained: “Jonny was fit and healthy, he loved life and he especially loved football, playing for loads of different teams to a really high standard.

“He was a trainee surveyor and that day he’d received details about his day release course, he was so happy and looking forward to doing well; he went out with his friends and was home before midnight.

“He must have gone on the computer, picked his fantasy football teams for the weekend and then gone to bed and in very simple, sad terms, he never woke up.

“His death changed our family forever; SADS is little understood, it’s most often linked to undiagnosed heart conditions, but it remains, in most instances a mystery.”

Alison added: “This happened in 2005, but the conditions that cause SADS are still little understood and CRY needs every penny they can get to continue with the vital work they do in saving young lives.

“My three children never got to meet Uncle Jonny, but I’ve always talked about him and made sure he’s a part of their lives.

“It was the three of them who came up with climbing Snowdon as a way to raise money and they’ve made me very proud.”

Alison works at Crewe Volkswagen, which helped support her and her children in their fundraising climb.

If you would like to support them too, you can donate here.