Around 25 young people can benefit from special heart screening, thanks to colleagues from Rocal brands Endurance Doors, BDC Aluminium and Rocal Extrusions who played their part in the Beat Goes On 31 10-mile sponsored walk for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

They were walking in memory of Craig Sunderland, a member of Rocal’s production team who also lost his life to Young Sudden Cardiac Death.

The Beat Goes On 31 was set up in 2021 by husband and wife, Stephen and Gill Ayling. Their son, Nathan passed away from YSCD in 2019, at the age of just 31.


CRY aims to reduce young sudden cardiac deaths by increasing awareness, funding medical research, and providing free heart screening such as electrocardiograms (ECGs) and echocardiogram (an ultrasound scan of the heart). This screening is not currently available to those aged 14 to 35 through the NHS unless they present with potential symptoms.

CRY also supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions as well as individuals and families who have been bereaved as a result of YSCD.

The Rocal Ramblers raised £1,386 through their efforts. This money will be enough to provide heart screening for approximately 25 young people.

Rocal MD Stephen Nadin said: “The Rocal Ramblers have done the entire business proud. 

“The money they have raised and the screening it will facilitate has the very real potential to save lives. 

“It’s a great effort and cause, and a really fitting tribute to Craig. I know the team would also like me to thank everyone that so kindly supported them.”

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