Family of tragic teen are fundraising for young heart charity

Annie Edwards SUS-150224-114135001
Annie Edwards SUS-150224-114135001
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A campaign to raise money and awareness for charity in memory of Annie Edwards has accumulated more than £1,300 in donations already.

The teenager passed away at a house party in Ditchling on February 20, 2015. An inquest into her death held earlier this month found she died of an undiagnosed and rare heart condition called Brugada Syndrome.

In a bid to raise awareness of SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome), her parents Helen and Stephen is calling on the Government to introduce mandatory screening for often undetected heart defects.

They have also set up a Just Giving page to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young, a charity which aims to save young lives and to help those affected by the sudden cardiac death by providing support, information and screening. So far, the page has raised £1,385.

On the website, Annie’s parents wrote: “Anyone who comes here will know Annie’s story - a lovely, happy, apparently fit and healthy 17-year-old girl who died in her sleep. We’re making this page available for anyone who would like to donate to a charity that researches and campaigns on SADS.”

Visit www.justgiving.com/lewesannie to donate or www.c-r-y.org.uk for more information on the charity.

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