Drinks & Tapas at Harvey’s for CRY for Matthew

Friend of CRY for Matthew, David Parry, is taking on a lifetime challenge to climb Kilimanjaro and raise funds for heart screening in Shropshire.

To help David achieve his goal of £3000, please donate here and read David’s story of wanting to take this challenge on.

We are organising a Drinks & Tapas evening at Harvey’s in Fish Street, Shrewsbury to raise funds to add to David’s sponsorship. There will be a welcome drink and tapas included in the £10 ticket and we hope that you can call in on your way home from work to support us.

Money from this event will go to pay for heart screening to be held next August in Shropshire.

For details of other heart screening dates and venues, go to www.testmyheart.org or call Cardiac Risk in the Young on 01737 363222


Ways you can help CRY for Matthew

By hosting a Jewellery party, you can earn FREE jewellery for yourself and help us raise funds for CRY for Matthew.

All of the commission I earn, goes to the CRY for Matthew screening fund.

Please give me a call to arrange a date and then invite your friends  – 07789 415242

Gala Ball 2018


We are organising a Gala Ball at The Grosvenor Hotel, Chester to raise funds for the core work of Cardiac Risk in the Young.

The Ball is booked for Saturday 10 November 2018 and we are looking for sponsors to helps us raise as much money as possible for research and pathology for Young Sudden Cardiac Death, something that kills 12 young people every week in the UK.

If you can help us, please do get in touch on 07789 415242

Thank You.

The Limited Edition Wemyss Pig

Wemyss Pottery in Fife are producing a limited edition ‘Heartease’ Pig for us to raise funds for CRY for Matthew. Griselda Hill, owner of the Wemyss Pottery was very happy to be able to design something for us, as recently one of her friends had been diagnosed with a heart problem.

Each pig comes with a birth certificate and £10 is donated to help us screen young hearts in Shropshire & Cheshire.

The Heartease Pansy was chosen as the decoration as in olden times it was thought to have healing properties for all problems with the heart, both physical & emotional, so seemed very appropriate.

To purchase your Pig, please go to www.wemyssware.co.uk and follow the link to the shop, you’ll find him under Pigs & other animals.


We are holding a fun event on Wednesday 8 March at The Boathouse, Ellesmere starting at 6.30pm

OSKA from Ludlow will be showcasing their Spring & Summer range of clothes with local models that many may know!!

Thighs the Limit will be offering a fabulous assortment of undergarments to compliment the fashions and there will be other retail opportunities.

Tickets are on sale at £10, to include a welcome glass of Prosecco, courtesy of Tanners Wines, canapés from The Boathouse plus a raffle ticket & Goody Bag.

Tickets are on sale at The Boathouse and from CRY for Matthew on 07789 415242.

2017 Heart Screening Dates

The following heart screening dates have been funded by the hard work of the friends & family of Matthew Dewhirst.

We offer this heart screening FREE of Charge, but if you were to pay for it on the NHS it would have a cost >£800 per person.

Cardiac Risk in the Young, provide this service to us at a cost of £50 per person, so greatly subsidised.

We are glad to be able to offer this in memory of Matthew and all we would ask is that if you make an appointment to be screened that you turn up on the day. If for whatever reason you cant, even if you find out on the morning of your test that you cant attend, please let us know, as many more are waiting for that time slot and by just ‘not turning up’ means that we have wasted £50 of hard earned funds.

South Hill Designs supporting CRY for Matthew

South Hill Designs offer a fabulous and unique range of jewellery & accessories as well as a fun way of earning money, either for yourself or for a charity.

Its sometimes hard to keep asking people for money, but if you can offer them a great evening where they can earn FREE Jewellery and help you to raise funds for, in my case, Matthew’s fund, then they are all up for that.

Take a look at our website and let me know if you’d be happy to host a social for us, its a win win situation.

Please take a look here


21st Party Concert at Ellesmere College

Over 100 of Matthew’s friends came together at Ellesmere College to celebrate what would have his 21st birthday.

Music Scholars past and present came back together from all areas of the UK to perform to raise funds for heart screening in Shropshire & Cheshire.

Performers included Josh Whittaker from Nantwich, Henry Maybury, Daisy Clarke & Dom Simpson, all now professional performers formally from Ellesmere College and the Chapel Choir lead by Tony Coupe, Musical Director of Ellesmere College. Roger Paul, former Musical Director, also returned to accompany many of the artists.

Three members of the Fradley Family of Ellesmere College performed, George, who is now at the Royal College of Music, Cardiff, Harry & baby brother Jakob, all were close friends of Matthew’s.

A special birthday cake was commissioned from Sofia Wright of Simply Sofia Cakes of Shrewsbury which included 100 cup cakes individually designed with a top tier to be raffled.

Ticket and raffle sales brought in £1540 = 44 hearts that can be screened.

Our next screening will be at Adcote School, Little Ness, Shrewsbury on 7 & 8 May and places will be available to book at http://www.testmyheart.org/book-appointment/

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