Lilian Greenwood MP

Labour Member of Parliament for Nottingham South

NOTTINGHAM SOUTH MP JOINS THE CELEBRATIONS AS LEADING HEART CHAR

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Cardiac Risk in the Young’s new patron, Pixie Lott, steals the show at the House of Commons Reception.


Lilian Greenwood MP for Nottingham South this week helped national charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young celebrate its 15th anniversary at the House of Commons.


Every day at least one family in the UK, (12 young apparently fit people die a week) will suffer the trauma of losing a young (35 and under) person to an undiagnosed heart condition. 


Lilian Greenwood joined CRY’s new Patron, Pixie Lott to highlight the importance of screening young people – especially those who regularly take part in sport.


Lilian Greenwood said:


 “The work that that CRY does with young people is vital and I was delighted to join this important charity to celebrate their special anniversary.”

 

“80% of young people with cardiac problems have no signs or symptoms - the only way to detect a potentially sinister abnormality is by having a simple screening test. These are treatable conditions and, if diagnosed in time and with appropriate treatment, lives are saved.”

 

Alison Cox, Founder of Cardiac Risk in the Young said:


“We have dedicated the past 15 years to developing a highly subsidised screening service that identifies problems with a simple, non-invasive test. We have worked with MPs, Government departments and international experts to get this right and a key goal of CRY is to keep fighting to make our cardiac screening programme increasingly have accessible to young people.

 


“We are delighted that Lilian Greenwood was able to join us at this special event and to pledge her support to the work we do and our ongoing mission of reducing the number of deaths from these devastating conditions.”

 


Pixie Lott said:

 
"I’ve become a patron of CRY as it affects so many young people and it’s crazy that a seemingly fit and young person can just drop down dead.  I feel it’s important to raise awareness and will be using my new role to spread the word to young people.”

 
Screening saves lives – and parents, young people, teachers or sports clubs can access CRY’s specialist service by logging onto www.c-r-y.org.uk or www.testmyheart.org.uk. Subsidised screening costs £35. Please call 01737 363 222.

 

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