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Phil Sweatman

2019 Brighton and London Marathons challenge

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b] This time it's 'Double Trouble'[/b][/p][p]This time to 'up the anti' and grab your attention I will be running both The Brighton and The London Marathons. The two events and separated by just two weeks. You may think I'm mad, most people do, but I felt I had to raise the bar this year. So many of you have been so supportive and generous previously; I just hope you are able to continue being so kind. [/p][p]In July 2016 15 year old Ben Hammond from High Halden died from an undiagnosed heart condition. This was sudden, unexpected and there were no symptoms or warnings. Ben was fit, healthy and very active, he loved the outdoors and had a real passion for farming. It is difficult to believe that such an active teenage boy could die of a condition which showed absolutely no symptoms. I have learnt that on average 12 young people a week die from undiagnosed heart conditions. Many of these conditions can often be picked up by heart screening, but this service is not offered on the NHS.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]What happens at a CRY screening day?[/b][/p][p]Most cardiac abnormalities can be diagnosed by having a simple ECG (electrocardiogram) test. On the day you will be required to fill out a medical history questionnaire, this will be followed by an ECG test and the results will be read by a cardiologist. If extra clarification is necessary an Echocardiogram is also carried out.[/p][p]If you would like further information on the screening programme, or heart disease, please [url=http://www.c-r-y.org.uk/]visit the CRY website[/url]. [/p][p]It is a huge honour and privilege to run for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) and in memory of Ben. I'm under no misconceptions that this is going to be a tough challenge, but with your support and kindness I know I can run it. I run because I can, I run for CRY, I run for Ben. [/p][p][br][/p][p]Please donate what you can and thank you for reading my story.[/p][p][br][/p][p][url=https://teambenhammond.co.uk/hello-world/]https://teambenhammond.co.uk/hello-world/[/url][/p][p][url=http://www.kentonline.co.uk/tenterden/news/heart-screening-in-tragic-bens-name-180986/]http://www.kentonline.co.uk/tenterden/news/heart-screening-in-tragic-bens-name-180986/[/url][/p][p][url=http://www.kentonline.co.uk/tenterden/news/family-remembers-ben-with-screening-125065/]http://www.kentonline.co.uk/tenterden/news/family-remembers-ben-with-screening-125065/[/url][/p][p][url=https://www.relive.cc/view/1525019461]https://www.relive.cc/view/1525019461[/url][/p][p][br][/p]
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Supporters

19-Mar-2019

Corrie and Jason

Good Luck Phil, you crazy guy! Lots of Love Cookie & The Bryants xxxxxx

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

18-Mar-2019

Michael

Paul Clemenson gave me this today.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

18-Mar-2019

Mrs Smedley

Good luck Phil. Such a worthy cause

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

13-Mar-2019

Collection

From Tivoli Auto Services collection pot. Thank you 🙏

£23.00

10-Mar-2019

Sam Brown

Good luck Phil ! Big Hugs Sam, Hannah , Arlo, Honey and Lola xx

09-Mar-2019

Barry and Sue

Best of luck Phil with your double marathon challenge 🙂

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

08-Mar-2019

Anne-Marie Eddie Ethan and Erin Conba

Good luck Phil with all the training and both marathons!

£25.00

08-Mar-2019

Sandra and Andrew Lee

Good Luck Phil x

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

07-Mar-2019

Gill

Go Phil you crazy man. Enjoy all your special moments. You’re an inspiration .

£50.00

07-Mar-2019

Shiela Doughlan

I think you’re doing an amazing thing Phil. Good on you

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid