Over 200 young people were screened at The Way Youth Zone on Saturday and 23rd July until Sunday 24th July for heart defects thanks to the Nagra family and CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young).
The Nagra family, with the help of friends and volunteers, have organised charity events (including dinners, dances, bike challenges in Tibet, half marathons, skydives and swimathons) to raise enough funds to host FREE heart screenings in Wolverhampton. When the Nagra family lost their beloved son, Pardeep Nagra, on 12th April 2008 at the age of 26 years old to Sudden Cardiac Death they decided to prevent other families having to go through such sadness. Pardeep was a fit healthy young man who played hockey and held a full time job.
Rasham Nagra, Pardeep’s mother, said:
“Last year at a similar event, several heart defects were detected. The aim to is to prevent another family from having a tragic loss and detect issues early on. Even if one life is saved it will all be worth it.“
Some of our young people even had CPR training from Ambulance Officer, Trevor Ford.
Glenn Evans, Youth Work Manager at The Way Youth Zone, said:
“Supporting young people from Wolverhampton is the core of everything we do – we want them to lead happy, healthy and active lives.”