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JPSA CRY Fundraising - James Murgatroyd Fund

4 team members

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p][b][u]*UPDATE*[/u][/b][/p][p][b]After the overwhelming success of our sponsored cycle, raising approximately £2,500, we have decided to keep our page up for the rest of the academic year. We believe we can reach our new target of £5,000 - enough to fund a day's screening session accommodating around 100 people - through further fundraising throughout the year. Thank you for your continued support.[/b][/p][p]"James sadly and suddenly passed away on 14th October 2016, a very much loved son of Gary and Rose, brother to Paul and Amy and partners Francesca and Joe and a loving partner to Chloe. We all miss him terribly as he was a big part of all of our lives.[/p][p]Unknown to us all, James had an undetected heart problem that showed no signs or symptoms. He lived his life the best he knew how - running, swimming, playing his drums and enjoying nights out. James was a home bird and loved to be at home around his family and friends and we loved him to be there too.[/p][p]There were not many days that went by without James making us laugh, he had this amazing ability to just make you feel better. He had a laid back attitude to most things, as all who knew James would tell you! A talented musician - loved playing his drums in his band 'Kickliner'. He has an amazing group of friends, some he has known all his life, some he made along the way. We discovered just how many at James' funeral where it was bursting with people, such a comfort to us.[/p][p]You may be able to imagine, it has been the most terrible time for us all to not have James around. He has left us with a very empty void in our hearts that will always be there.[/p][p]We feel although we couldn't help James, maybe, just maybe, we can begin to try and help other young people by raising awareness to get their heart checked out. The charity CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), are constantly trying to arrange screening of young people between the ages of 14-35 to detect heart problems and hopefully help to avoid sudden deaths like James." - [i]The Murgatroyd Family[/i][/p][p]At John Port we want to support this cause as we feel it unites our entire school community. James was an ex-student at John Port and a pupil and classmate to several staff members working today. We passionately believe in CRY's work and want to raise awareness of cardiac conditions in order to get students screened to prevent devastating sudden cardiac deaths. The James Murgatroyd Fund is used to finance screening in the local area so the money we raise will go directly towards the future sessions. Please consider donating. [/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

23 Oct 2019

Supporters

Feb 7, 2020

Anonymous

£80.00 plus £20.00 Gift Aid

Nov 19, 2019

Anonymous

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Nov 14, 2019

Bailey McIntosh

£5.00

Oct 25, 2019

Alex

£10.00

Oct 25, 2019

Natalie

Fantastic effort by all at JPSA!! Such a great charity! They have recently helped Dan Ryalls the site manager of the school get a diagnosis for a serious heart condition & begin treatment!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 25, 2019

Esther Ireland

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 24, 2019

Mrs Helliwell

Well done everyone!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 24, 2019

RJL

£7.00 plus £1.75 Gift Aid

Oct 24, 2019

Anonymous

What a fantastic charity, supporting the research into these hidden heart problems.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 24, 2019

Pat A

£5.00

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