Jamie Loncaster Memorial Fund (at CRY)
When Jamie died, his family researched the cause of death (Severe Myocarditis) and tried to establish where they could find good, reliable information. It was then that they came across Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). The facts were horrifying – at least 12 young people (aged 14-35) die each week from undetected heart problems. 80% have no prior symptoms. Jamie was tragically one of those young people...
Cardiac Risk in the Young suggested that a memorial fund be created with them. All money donated in Jamie’s memory would be ring-fenced for his family to spend locally, within specific guidelines set out by the charity.
And so the "Jamie Loncaster Memorial Fund” was created with CRY in 2015 and remains active today. To date, the fund has now received over £100,000 in donations.
At least £5,000 from the fund will go towards CRY Core Funding. The rest of the "Jamie Loncaster Memorial Fund" at CRY aims to fund heart screening sessions for young people (aged 14-35) in the area where Jamie lived and grew up.
Donations to date (2015-2020): circa £165,000
CRY Core Funding donations to date: £9,000
1404 Heart Screenings completed from 2016 to 2019: £51,900
No screenings in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions: £-
200 Heart Screening places scheduled for 2021: £10,000
1,800 Heart Screening places funded for 2022 and beyond.
Please click here to donate to the "Jamie Loncaster Memorial Fund" at CRY.