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LIFE-SAVING: Youth football club in Berkhamsted holding vital screening for young peoples’ health

 Published on: 28th September 2021   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

A youth football club in Berkhamsted is holding a screening later this month aimed at helping discover heart defects in children over 14 years old.

The screening on October 23 will be held with national charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). 

The cause is close to the club’s heart, as former Raiders players, Harry Faulkner and Alex Hubbard, lost their lives at early ages due to an undiagnosed heart condition.

At least 12 assumingly fit and healthy young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions every week in the UK – CRY is a national charity saving young lives and supporting those affected.  

The charity aims to reduce the frequency of young, sudden cardiac death by working with cardiologists and family doctors to establish good practice and appropriate screening facilities to help protect and promote the cardiac health in our young. 

At the last Raiders screening, four individuals were identified as needing additional investigations.

Additionally, resident James Doyle is running the London Marathon on October 3 to raise vital funds for the Raiders’ CRY screening, having so far raised more than £1,500. 

He said: “It’s a fantastic initiative by Raiders and I am proud to support them. It gives me the opportunity to raise money for an amazing cause to get 100 local children screened for potential heart defects. 

“It’s not often when you raise money for charity, that you see exactly where the money goes, but with this we know that kids from the local area will benefit.”

To donate to James’ fund, click here.

To find out how to book your screening slot on October 23, please visit

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