Matteo’s battle was not just about undertaking a great personal challenge, it is also about raising awareness and generating support for a fantastic charity: Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. Since its formation, CRY has been working to reduce the frequency of Young Sudden Cardiac Death (YSCD). CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD. CRY also promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research.


All charitable donations, no matter how small, will be a very welcome contribution to our fundraising target. Please think of the many people you will be helping and the enormity of the task that Matteo will face.

Remember, every penny donated will go directly to the charity.