Buying or selling, you’ll also be helping heart charity

A FAMILY have organised a car boot sale in aid of the charity that helped them when they discovered their son had a potentially fatal heart condition.

Fifteen-year-old Jackson Cowie, of Walsden, was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome last year. It took three operations to correct the defect which can lead to sudden death syndrome.

Jackson and his family, including mum Abbie and dad Gareth, received invaluable support from the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). To thank them for that support the family are hoping to raise a stack of cash from the charity by running a car boot sale.

The event takes place on Sunday, October 16, in the Hare and Hounds car park, Burnley Road, Todmorden, and starts at 8am. It coincides with C.R.Y awareness week which runs from October 8 –16.

Pitches cost £5 for a car and £7 for a van and you should be there at 7.30am to set up. To book a pitch call or text 07916 630 755.

If you have any items you would like to donate to the C.R.Y charity stall for sale then you can call the same number to arrange collection. C.R.Y was founded in 1995 to raise awareness of conditions that can lead to Young Sudden Cardiac Death and Sudden Death Syndrome.

Jackson adds: “If you’re simply on the lookout for a bargain then be sure to call down to the event itself.”