Brentford Sports Fest Hosts Special Heart Screening

On Sunday 12th May we held our first screening in memory of Robert Rowan- 6 months to the day since his tragic passing. A tough day but a fitting tribute which brought together Brentford FC, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust and Cardiac Risk in the Young.

Along with nearly 100 people benefitting from the heart screening, we have also helped raise awareness of cardiac risk amongst young people at a local level with support from Rupa Huq, MP for Ealing Central and Acton, who paid tribute to Robert.

“Robert Rowan was a constituent of mine and I came along today to show solidarity with Suzanne. It was such a tragedy that he was taken so young at 28 and this condition is the biggest killer that not many people know about.

This is a brilliant initiative that Brentford and CRY have put on today – teaming up with local medics who do this out of the goodness of their heart on a Sunday.”
Lee Doyle, Nity Raj, Member of the CRY Screening Team, Jackie Rowan, Andy Scott, Rupa Huq

Runners, families and children basked in the May sunshine as they took part in one of Brentford’s biggest sporting events at Syon Park. Organised in partnership with Brentford Lock West, Brentford SportsFEST included a 10k, 5k and 3k race along with a 5k Walk and Talk (in association with West London NHS Trust) aimed at raising awareness of mental health.

Andy Scott, who worked with Robert during his time at Brentford FC, was at the event. He is a very close friend to Robert and spoke about the screening and his work as a Patron of CRY.

“A great day for a fantastic cause and in memory of a brilliant bloke gone to soon. Brentford is a family club who care about people.”

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