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More than £1700 has been raised by members of the Munson’s Coffee Running Crew who took part in the Ealing Eagles 10k at Gunnersbury Park on Sunday.

Panayiotis Sinnos, barista at Munson's Coffee and Eats in St Mary’s Road, Ealing, along with Vicky Pearson and her niece Lucy Gillett were raising funds for The Tom Clabburn Memorial Fund administered by Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

Ms Pearson, a family friend of Ealing student Tom - who died aged 14 in 2007 from an undiagnosed heart condition - said: “There were many 'never again' times on the run and Gunnersbury has some sneaky hills but thinking of Tom kept me going.

“Panos and I have had so much support from family, friends and Munson’s customers and that has been wonderful and motivating. We are thrilled with the money raised and being able to help to fund more free heart screenings for young people in Ealing.”

CRY say 12 young people aged between 14-35 die each week from an undiagnosed heart condition. Tom's Fund has sponsored heart screenings in London every year from 2009 onwards with a total of almost 1,000 young people screened. More screenings are planned in Ealing in the autumn.



21st May 2013



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