The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust was set up in the memory of a 14-year-old boy who died tragically in October last year of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS). It’s a condition that takes the lives of 12 adults every week of every year. After attending the national launch of the charity earlier and hearing about Joe’s story the cadets wanted to help out as much as they could. For the local launch the cadets offered up their services to help the event run as smoothly as possible. Some 500 people walked through the doors of Rothley Parish Church where the event was held and included guests such as the Charity’s Patron Martin Johnson, Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire Lady Gretton, and Mayor of Charnwood Councillor Diane Wise. The cadets provided a guard of honour for our VIPs and helped out at the CPR demonstration run by East Midlands Ambulance Service.
Angie Humphries said, “Your Squadron were quite simply amazing showing such discipline and a real willingness to help and be involved for which we can’t thank you enough. You made such a huge difference to the event, making it feel very special indeed.”
The event was primarily to raise awareness of the charity and it’s aims, which are:
1. Promote research into and awareness of sudden deaths in young people.
2. Promote education and training.
3. Inspire young people to fulfil their potential.
Not only that the charity managed to raise £1200 in donations which will directly go into achieving these aims.
More information on the trust can be found at www.jhmt.org.uk.
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