Cardiac Risk In The Young
Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) is the UK charity that supports those affected by conditions that can cause young sudden cardiac death. Every week in the UK at least 12 apparently fit and healthy young people die of undiagnosed cardiac conditions. Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) aims to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD) by working with cardiologists and family doctors to establish good practice and appropriate screening facilities to promote and protect the cardiac health of our young. By supporting CRY you will help save young lives from these potentially fatal cardiac conditions. CRY is a national charity and relies on the generous donations of CRY supporters to fulfill it's ambitious aims. For more information please contact CRY on 01737 363 222 or

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Mark Hughes, John Higson, Jonathan Cowie, Mark Cooper

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Thank you for visiting our fundraising page. We are attempting to row from the highest navigable point on the Danube (Ulm, in the Black Forest in Germany) down to the Black Sea Delta, then continuing south through the Black Sea to finish in Istanbul.

This is a distance of over 3200km, beginning in the heart of Europe and passing through (or past) ten countries on the way to finishing on the western fringes of Asia. We’ll be rowing in shifts of 1-hr each, needing to cover at least 100km per day to remain on target. As well as dodging the massive shipping that passes down the Danube and navigating through locks and hydroelectric facilities, we then need to cope with ocean rowing conditions in the Black Sea. 

All this is an effort to rasie £10,000 for two charities: Cardiac Risk in the Young ( and Friends of Navajeevana ( 

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Thank you for your support!

Recent donors

13.12.13 TRAILER SOLD!

24.09.13 Donations for 5 t shirts etc

19.08.13 A rather late, but none the less MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS on a such a HUGE effort. Totally Awesome!

18.08.13 Amazing achievement, massively impressed.

12.08.13 Well done Mark

24.07.13 Great work! Sorry so late with the sponsorship.

23.07.13 Congratulations you maniac!

23.07.13 Well done!

22.07.13 Have just heard of your terrific achievement. Big congratulations, epic voyage!

18.07.13 Well done and its good to have you back!

14.07.13 Well done Mark and co. A riveting adventure during which you've earned avery penny donated. Many congratulations.

13.07.13 Epic trip guys, huge achievement!

11.07.13 Great stuff, congratulations.

10.07.13 Half a boat!

09.07.13 Well done! What a trip - and what a fund raising effort.

08.07.13 Congratulations - so glad you made it! Amazing achievement.

08.07.13 Very well done, fantastic achievement

07.07.13 Awesome work Mark. V impressed.

06.07.13 Huge congratulations - a mighty effort, Nigel, Janet, Izzy & Alex

06.07.13 Very well done!

06.07.13 Huge congrats boys! Sorry it's taken me so long to send the sponsorship! Hope to hear all about your adventures soon x

06.07.13 Very well done - a mammoth effort and you've kept us entertained over the last 4 weeks!

05.07.13 Fantastic effort mate! Love Dux, Catherine & Tom

05.07.13 Nur die Harten kommen in den Garten :-)

04.07.13 Amazing effort both of you! A fantastic challenge and worthy charities. Well done! xx


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