Ealing Couple's Heart Campaign Helps Thousands

Fundraisers provide free screenings for young people

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An Ealing couple who lost their teenage son, have helped raise more than £70,000 in the last five years to support a heart charity.

Schoolboy Tom Clabburn from Northfields died aged 14 in 2007.

He was one of the 12 young people a week aged 14-35 who Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) say die from an undiagnosed heart condition.

After his death Tom's parents, Paul and Claire, set up the Tom Clabburn Memorial Fund which funds heart screenings. Since 2008 they have raised more than £70,000 and around 1,000 young people have attended the free heart screenings.

Last week nearly 90 people were tested at the latest heart screenings in Ealing,

Tom’s mum, Claire, said: "This is the fifth year in a row we have been able to hold screenings in west London thanks to fund-raising by our friends and supporters. We are pleased that so many people took up the opportunity in the month that would have been Tom's 21st birthday"

She added “As ever, we are grateful to the CRY team for their enthusiasm and professionalism and for Dr David Evans and the team at the Florence Road Surgery in Ealing for hosting the event.”

Of the 86 people tested, 8 will have further reviews.

Tom’s Fund aims to reach a target of £100,000 over the next year. Anyone who can help should go to www.tomclabburnfund.co.uk



14th November 2013