CRY is a charity founded in May 1995 to raise awareness of Cardiac Risk in the Young – Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) and Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS, SADS). CRY offers help, support and counselling to families where there has been a sudden cardiac death of an apparently fit and healthy young person.
In 2006, the College launched its’ ‘Light a Life’ campaign in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young. This has proved to be a great success and several thousands of pounds have been raised to support the vital work that CRY carries out.
Two years later, the College dedicated two Remembrance Trees at the front of College. Those who wished to nominate a loved one purchased a heart that shone throughout the Festive Season. The Remembrance Hearts were made by Year 7 pupils in their Design Technology lessons as part of the DT Curriculum. All monies raised from these nominations went to CRY.
In 2011, the College introduced a new aspect to the annual 'Light a Life' campaign. Many gathered for a Service at the end of the school day, at which the lights were switched on, loved ones were remembered and the beginning of Advent was marked.