Andrew Carter, 33, took part in the Ealing Half Marathon on Sunday 28th September 2014. He collapsed shortly before the end of the race following a cardiac arrest and passed away peacefully in the early hours of Wednesday 1st October 2014.
The Tom Clabburn and Claire Prosser Memorial Fund was launched in December, 2014. It succeeds the Tom Clabburn Fund which was set-up in 2008 by Tom’s parents, Claire Prosser and Paul Clabburn, and his sister, Ellen. The fund supports the registered charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).
Tom died on October 5, 2007, aged 14. He was one of the 12 young people aged 14-34 who die each week in the UK from an undiagnosed heart condition, according to CRY.
Tom’s mum, Claire, died from a heart condition on December 1, 2014. She was 54.
Claire believed passionately that young people should be able to attend free screenings that could identify undiagnosed heart conditions and she campaigned tirelessly to raise both funds and awareness for CRY.
While 80% of the young people who die have no prior symptoms, cardiac testing can identify those at risk in the vast majority of cases.
The primary aim of Tom and Claire’s Fund is therefore to raise money so that young people can benefit from free heart testing by CRY. Since 2008, more than £100,000 has been raised and around 1,100 young people have been tested.