Brakes raise money in memory of football fan who died from heart condition - The Leamington Observer

Brakes raise money in memory of football fan who died from heart condition

Leamington Editorial 18th Mar, 2017   0

THE LEAMINGTON Brakes are raising money for charity Cardiac Risk in the Young.

Club chairman Matt Turner and volunteer Beth Phillips have organised a sponsored walk, run and ride at Draycote Water on March 25 in memory of Beth’s late husband Duncan Phillips.

Duncan was a fit 39 year-old who loved playing football each week with his friends and colleagues from Jaguar Land Rover.

During a game in April 2013, Duncan collapsed on the pitch and died a short time later, leaving behind his wife Beth and two young sons Sam and Tom.

Sam and Tom are now aged 8 and 6 and are avid footballers, playing weekly for Leamington Brakes in the U9s and U8s Colts teams.

The condition which sadly took Duncan was a hereditary heart condition which could have been picked up by a simple, non-invasive test called an ECG.

Beth and the Leamington Brakes are hoping to raise £3,500 for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) so they can hold a free heart screening day to test the hearts of 100 young people aged 14-35.

Visit to donate.

And contact Matt on 07801 678851 or [email protected] to get involved.

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