€156,000 raised for Tallaght based CRY after The Late Late show appeal

€156,000 raised for Tallaght based CRY after The Late Late show appeal

By Aimee Walsh

€156,000 has been raised for Tallaght-based organisation Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) by an appeal on The Late Late show, reports Aimee Walsh.

On March 12, The Late Late show featured actor and CRY ambassador Allen Leech, model Emily MacKeogh and founder of CRY, Marie Greene, sharing their experiences with losing someone to sudden cardiac death.

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After the episode, donations to the charity exceeded the initial target of €150,000.

The funding will help to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death through media campaigns and meetings and provide support to families that have been affected by sudden cardiac death.

Lucia Ebbs, CEO of CRY said: “We are overwhelmed with the amount of support we have received over the last week. Since then, we have exceeded our expectations and received over €156,000 to date. This will enable CRY to launch our enhanced Family Support Programme, which offers bereavement support to families all over Ireland, north and south, plunged into grief through the sudden cardiac death of a young member of their family.

“While we have reached our initial goal, further funds raised will go towards improving our services and expanding our team of experts. With lockdown restrictions often leaving families left without the support of their friends and families around them, these bereavement services are needed now more than ever.”

For more information or to donate please go to CRY.

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