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Dropping in to help charity.

A CLUB dropped in to present more than pounds 6,000 to two important charities.

Derwentside Rotary Club raised the money for the Great North Air Ambulance The Great North Air Ambulance (GNAA) is an English charity based in the United Kingdom. It provides air ambulance services across the North of England from the Scottish border south to North Yorkshire in the east and Cumbria in the west.  and CRY, which helps raise awareness of Sudden Cardiac Death Sudden Cardiac Death Definition

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is an unexpected death due to heart problems, which occurs within one hour from the start of any cardiac-related symptoms. SCD is sometimes called cardiac arrest.
 Syndrome, by doing a charity abseil.

Members of the Rotary club as well as friends and family joined in the event alongside Steven Jefferson, whose nine-year-old son Christopher was saved after being airlifted by the Great North Air Ambulance. They performed the abseil down the 90ft face of the Gateshead Hilton Hotel. Steven said: "It's great to be able to give something back and say thank you to the crew of the air ambulance."

CRY, or Cardiac Risk in the Young, aims to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death syndrome.

Receiving the cheque on behalf of CRY, Jeff Morland, whose son Levon died at the age of 22 from one of the little known conditions that cause sudden death in young people, said: "Every penny will be used to support CRY's campaign to raise greater awareness of the problem that is claiming 12 young lives every week in the UK and to provide heart screening to detect conditions and have them treated before tragedy strikes."

Jacqui Molyneux, President of Derwentside Rotary Club, said: "We are delighted to have raised this money for two such deserving charities. It is no exaggeration to say that these funds will help to provide lifelines for thousands of people across the UK."

A cheque for pounds 4,500 went to GNAA GNAA Great North Air Ambulance
GNAA Gesellschaft für Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie - Archäometrie
GNAA Greater Nashville Apartment Association
GNAA Guilford Native American Association
GNAA Global Network of Arab Activists
GNAA Gridless Narrow Angle Astrometry
 while pounds 1,515 went to CRY, and another pounds 550 will go to Guide Dogs for the Blind This article is about the guide dog school in the United States. For the British charitable organization, see The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

Guide Dogs for the Blind
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Oct 10, 2009
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