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Phil Sweatman

2019 Brighton and London Marathons challenge

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Target £0.00

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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

May 8, 2019

Michael

Annie Crouch and Matthias Luethi gave me £5 each today when I had lunch with them .

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Anonymous

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Mark Bennett

£30.00

Apr 28, 2019

The Barnabys

Apr 28, 2019

The Drapers

You are an inspiration x see you at 22 miles - lesley and zachy x x x x and mark and Fred x x and Solomon x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Jude

Good luck today Phil

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Louise

Go Phil!! We’ll be cheering you on. Mark, Louise & Maisey x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Clare Davis

Good luck and lots of love from all of us xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Scott Parks

Hope you have a great run, Phil - well done on your amazing efforts!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019

Sue Maybourne

Good luck

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid