MORE than 100 students at Knutsford Academy received a free heart screen at a screening day donated by Knutsford Community First Responder Trust and delivered by Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

Every week in the UK 12 young people die from an undiagnosed heart condition, and a heart screen is a simple way to detect most cardiac abnormalities.

James Routs from Knutsford Academy said: “We are delighted that more than 100 Academy students received these screens.

“This day is only made possible thanks to the generosity of Knutsford Community First Responders, and we are grateful for their support.

“This is the second year in a row we have held the day and the screenings were booked up immediately, highlighting how important it is to get your heart checked out. Plans are already in place to run another event in 2020.”

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The heart screen team at the school

Lisa Johnson from Knutsford Community First Responder Trust said: “The Trust is delighted to have been able to facilitate another screening day at Knutsford Academy.

“It is so important to identify any cardiac issues in our young people to enable them to receive appropriate treatment, allowing them to reach their full potential and lead long and healthy lives. We look forward to our next screening day in 2020.”