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Juliet Matthews

Cycling from Mumbai to Goa - November 2019

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]In a New Year moment of madness, Clive and I have been crazy enough to sign up for a really mad 5-day hot and hilly 400km cycling challenge from Mumbai to Goa. We are covering all costs ourselves, but will be raising money for The Tom Clabburn and Claire Prosser Memorial Fund which was launched in December, 2014.[/p][p]It succeeds the Tom Clabburn Fund which was set-up in 2008 by Tom’s parents, Claire Prosser and Paul Clabburn, and his sister, Ellen. The fund supports the registered charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).[/p][p]Tom was the same age as our daughter, and died on October 5, 2007, aged 14. He was one of the 12 young people aged 14-34 who die each week in the UK from an undiagnosed heart condition, according to [url=http://www.c-r-y.org.uk/]CRY[/url].[/p][p]Tom’s mum, Claire, was a great friend and an incredibly talented and inspirational person. She died from a heart condition on December 1, 2014 at the age of 54.[/p][p]Claire believed passionately that young people should be able to attend free screenings that could identify undiagnosed heart conditions and she campaigned tirelessly to raise both funds and awareness for CRY.[/p][p] While 80% of the young people who die have no prior symptoms, cardiac testing can identify those at risk in the vast majority of cases.The primary aim of Tom and Claire’s Fund is therefore to raise money so that young people can benefit from free heart testing by CRY. Since 2008, more than £160,000 has been raised and around 2,500 young people have been tested.[/p][p]The fund also raises awareness of the risk of young cardiac death and has contributed to CRY’s medical research programme.[/p][p]CRY’s statistics suggest:[/p][p] [i] One in every 300[/i] of the young people that CRY tests – and as of July, 2017, it has carried out more than 130,000 tests – will be identified with a potentially life threatening condition.[/p][p] [i] One in every 100[/i] will have a condition that is less serious but could cause problems in later life.[/p][p] Although screening can’t yet identify all those at risk, in Italy, where screening is mandatory for all young people engaged in organised sport, [i]the incidence of young sudden cardiac death has been reduced by 89%.[/i][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

28 Nov 2019


Mar 23, 2019

Caro Jeremy

Good Luck. Sounds an amazing trip - well done for taking up the challenge

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Mar 16, 2019

Ali Cox

Well done both of you. Hope it goes well - a worthwhile challenge, though am slightly envious of your trip!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 10, 2019

Iain and Claire

Good luck and post lots of photos.


Mar 8, 2019

Penny and Neil

Good luck!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Mar 8, 2019


£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 6, 2019


Good luck!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Mar 6, 2019

Clare and Tom Nash

Go Guys! You are mad as hatters but we think you are awesome to undertake this. Hope you raise your target, and enjoy the whole experience. We look forward to hearing all about it!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 1, 2019

Dipak and Sandhya

No lycra allowed!

£200.00 plus £50.00 Gift Aid

Feb 28, 2019

Lucy Launder

Will look forward to hearing all about your adventures. Good luck!

Feb 22, 2019

Chris and Ginny Keville

All the very best and remember to take a puncture outfit !!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid