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Heart screening sessions held for young people

NEARLY 100 young people were screened for hidden heart conditions at an event last week in memory of local man, Julian Wort.

This was the fourth Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) screening session paid for by the Julian Wort Memorial Fund,  which was set up by Julian’s family after he died suddenly of an undiagnosed heart condition at the age of 28 in March 2000.

The screening session was held at Oakfield Academy and 91 young people aged between 14-35 took part.

Julian’s mother, Shirley Wort said, “The team from CRY consisted of three ECG nurses, one echocardiogram nurse, one doctor (from St George’s Hospital London), Gareth Jones CRY screening manager, and not forgetting Bernie the van driver with all the equipment.

“My two friends Paula Smart and Paula Cowler helped us during the day, making teas/coffees and cold drinks etc and also helping the team to set up and pack away.

“We funded the free screenings through Julian’s memorial fund, and many people made donations on the day, that amounted to £218 .84

“We are still actively fundraising and are always grateful for any donations or fundraising events, or ideas, to help us fund another screening day in the near future.

“Last but not least, can we say a big thank you to Oakfield Academy for letting us use their facilities for the day.”

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