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Stowmarket: Heart screening days organised by Lily Webster’s family are fully-booked

09:57 03 June 2014

Melanie Webster is pictured holding a photo of her daughter Lily Webster who died during a trampolining lesson in 2012. Melanie is trying to raise awareness of Lily

Melanie Webster is pictured holding a photo of her daughter Lily Webster who died during a trampolining lesson in 2012. Melanie is trying to raise awareness of Lily's rare heart condition.

Medics will test 200 people for heart conditions next month thanks to the hard-work of a family whose 15-year-old daughter died from an undetected health defect.

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The family of Lily Webster, from Stowmarket, who died in 2012 after collapsing during a trampolining class, has raised thousands of pounds to make the two screening days possible.

Her mother, Melanie, said the dates on July 1-2 at Lily’s former school, Stowmarket High, were now fully-booked.

“I am really pleased because obviously it means there are people who recognise the need for it and are willing to have the testing, so that makes it easier to raise money in the future,” she said.

“If people were not interested we would have to think about doing something else to support the charity.

“It’s a mixture of ages who will be tested from the people I have spoken to.”

The screening will be provided by a team from the charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), which the Webster family is supporting.

Testing will be provided to people between the ages of 14 and 35, with Mrs Webster aiming to provide the funding for similar screening days in the future. She added: “I think it was a worry whether we were going to raise enough to make a difference really because 200 people is a very small number for the community, but it’s a good start. We definitely hope to do it again next year.”

People taking part in the screening will be given an electrocardiogram with further tests available if required.

A fashion show at the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts on Sunday raised £1,000 for CRY.

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