Memorial Fund

Jamie died from Severe Myocarditis, but was a seemingly fit and healthy 13 year old boy. This page explains more about the Memorial Fund set up in his memory.

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 (2015-2018): circa £110,000

Initial CRY Core Funding transfer: £5,000
Heart Screenings funded so far (2016-2019): £42,700 (1220 people)
Future Heart Screenings now booked (2019): £10,000 (200 people)
Future Heart Screenings now booked (2020): £20,000 (400 people) Future Heart Screenings yet to book (2021/2022): £40,000 (800 people)

Please click here to donate to the "Jamie Loncaster Memorial Fund" at CRY.

For more details
about Cardiac Risk in the Young

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For details about
Heart Screening

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YSCD/SADs Statistics

12

young people a week die as a result of YSCD / SADS*

624

equates to over 624 deaths per year

80%

have no prior symptoms