The Charities

The family support three Charities for varying reasons, so please read this section to find out more.

Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)

Charity No. 1050845

Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. Since its formation in 1995, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD).  CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD. CRY promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research. CRY publishes and distributes medical information written by leading cardiologists for the general public. CRY funds fast track referral, screening and cardiac pathology services at leading UK hospitals.

The aim of the Jamie Loncaster Memorial Fund at CRY is to fund heart screening sessions for young people (aged 14-35) and full details will be announced as soon as firm dates and locations are agreed.

British Heart Foundation (BHF)

Charity No. 225971

The British Heart Foundation mission is to win the fight against cardiovascular disease and their vision is a world in which people do not die prematurely or suffer from cardiovascular disease.

They are the UK's number one heart charity and through 50 years of funding cutting edge research they have already made a big difference to people's lives. But the landscape of heart disease is changing. More people survive a heart attack than ever before, and that combined with an ageing population means more people are now living with heart disease and need their help. As a result they have been reviewing their strategic approach with the help of staff, supporters and stakeholders. Their new strategy will give them a powerful focus in their fight for every heartbeat, and enable them to lead the fight against cardiovascular disease more effectively.

The aim of Jamie's Gift of Hope Fund at BHF is to contribute towards the current dedicated research programme into myocarditis being carried out by Professor Federico Marelli-Berg.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charitable Fund (YASCF)

Charity No: 1114106

The YAS Charitable Fund was established to support the work of the Trust. As a registered charity, they receive donations and legacies from grateful patients, members of the public and fundraising initiatives and events. Key uses of the funds include the provision of additional training and equipment for service developments and improving the work environment for staff over and above those core services provided by the NHS. When people generously donate their cash or fundraise for the YAS Charitable Fund, this money is safeguarded by the Trust’s Charitable Funds Committee to ensure it is used in the way the donor intended.

The aim of donations in memory of Jamie is to contribute towards the roll-out of Public Access Community defibrillators in the Yorkshire Region.

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