Local building firm owner Rich Fell, who represents national charity CRY in East Yorkshire along with his wife Donna, invited Pure Renewables to get involved with their Ex-Tigers Annual Charity Football Match after working together on a local project.
The Annual Ex-Tigers Charity Football Match & Family Fun Day was set up after Rich and Donna sadly lost their son Josh in 2011, to SADS (Sudden Arrythmic Death Syndrome) aged just 15.
Every year a team of legends from Premier League football club Hull City, compete against a team of Josh’s friends to raise money and awareness of CRY.
12 young people die each week from SADS and 80% of cases are undiagnosed, as was Josh’s case.
All the money raised at the Annual Ex-Tigers Charity Football Match & Family Fun Day is used to pay for heat screenings for local 14-35 year olds and to help raise as much awareness as possible. CRY also conduct research, looking into why these sudden deaths happen.
Organiser Rich Fell said “Our aim was to Raise £7,000 which will pay for two days of screenings where up to 200 young people will take an ECG test. After the test, which takes just 30 seconds, the CRY Doctors are able to send the young people on their way with peace of mind or refer them on for further testing. The further testing often comes to nothing but if something shows up then the young people can be treated accordingly – which in our case and other CRY family’s cases, we wish these tests were provided free in schools, then we wouldn’t be going through this heartache!”.
As a company with a history of supporting local charities and organisations, Managing Director of Pure Renewables, Chris Whitelock jumped at the chance to help support Rich and Donna’s work by sponsoring the match ball which was signed by the Ex-Tigers players after the match.
The Hull City stars won the match, keeping their unbeaten record intact since 2011 but that did not put a dampener on the day.
Rich Fell thanked Chris and the staff at Pure Renewables for their support and said “With the help of Pure Renewables, this year’s Ex-Tigers Charity Football Match and Family Fun Day has raised just over £7,000!”
For more information about CRY and SADS, please visit http://www.c-r-y.org.uk.
The work Rich and Donna are doing locally in memory of their son Josh and their story, can be found here: http://www.c-r-y.org.uk/donna-rich-fell/.
The Ex-Tigers squad consisting of players from Hull City Football Club was made up of:
Competing against the team of Hull City legends was Felly’s United, a squad of players who knew and grew up with Josh. Their team consisted of: