200 students will be screened over the next two days. This is thanks to fundraising by our students and by Helen Barnes, Senior Administrator at SBA and her cousin Claire Prosser, whose son Tom died suddenly from an undiagnosed heart condition aged 14 in 2007.
Helen decided to arrange the first Isle of Wight screenings here because she felt that as a school with an excellent sporting reputation, Sandown would be an ideal venue to screen its students, many of whom are active in sport. CRY statistics say that at least 12 young people die suddenly of previously undetected heart problems each week in the UK. These young people are usually fit and active.