The Charity associated with the IHHWC is CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young). The charity was set up to provide support to patients and families who have lost someone to sudden cardiac death.
The CRY Charity has three main objectives:
- To raise awareness of the condition known as Sudden Cardiac Death or Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) through media campaigns and information meetings.
- To provide free counselling and support for families affected by sudden death or cardiac conditions.
- To continue fundraising and support for the CRYP Centre, which provides free heart screening for families and individuals
How are we funded?
All services provided by CRY Ireland are free. CRY is a self-supporting registered charity. The bulk of the money we take in comes from various fundraising events.
Where do all monies raised go?
- Raising awareness
- Diagnostic centre
CRY uses some funding to raise awareness for SADS through various media campaigns. Representatives from CRY also hold information meetings, which often involve travelling to schools, colleges, sports clubs, businesses and community groups to speak about this.
CRY provides a free counselling service.
The majority of the funds raised for CRY go into the Centre for Cardiovascular Risk in Younger Persons Tallaght, Dublin 24. To date, over 5,500 individuals have been seen at the centre.
The Charity currently employs one member of staff – Lucia Ebbs. We also retain the services of two Psychotherapist Counsellors. All other members of the teamwork as volunteers.
The CRY Centre
Tallaght Cross West
CRY Charity: + 353 1 414 2235
CRY Helpline: + 353 1 839 5438
CRY Centre: + 353 1 414 3058