Ian Botham joins Welwyn Garden City heart testing in memory of Mat Blease

MORE than 200 young people had their hearts screened thanks to money raised in the name of young footballer Mat Blease. Mat, from Bakers Grove, WGC, died from an undiagnosed heart condition aged just 13. His friends and family raised cash in order to br

MORE than 200 young people had their hearts screened thanks to money raised in the name of young footballer Mat Blease.

Mat, from Bakers Grove, WGC, died from an undiagnosed heart condition aged just 13.

His friends and family raised cash in order to bring vital screening to WGC.

Parents Karen and Steve, and elder brother Mark joined cricket legend Sir Ian Botham, who is honorary president of charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).


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CRY helped bring testing to the town along with sponsor Philips, and Morrisons supermarket in Black Fan Road, hosted the event.

Mum Karen said the family hoped to continue fundraising, with around �5,000 needed to bring another day of testing to WGC.

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