Kirkby mum’s charity head shave in memory of Luke

Suzanne Morton, left, and Hayley Carrington, right, who organised a charity spinathon at Sutton Asda on Saturday in memory of Luke Morton, Suzanne's son.  All money raised is going to the CRY charity, (Cardiac Risk in the Young), also pictured are cyclists, Jayne Mortimer, Gary Bird, Tony Markham, Chris Barsdell and Nathan Morton.
Suzanne Morton, left, and Hayley Carrington, right, who organised a charity spinathon at Sutton Asda on Saturday in memory of Luke Morton, Suzanne's son. All money raised is going to the CRY charity, (Cardiac Risk in the Young), also pictured are cyclists, Jayne Mortimer, Gary Bird, Tony Markham, Chris Barsdell and Nathan Morton.
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A brave Kirkby mum is having her head shaved to raise vital funds and awareness for research of the condition that claimed the life of her son.

Suzanne Morton will have the big cut next month - to raise cash for charity Cardiac Arrest in the Young (CRY) in memory of her son Luke.

He was just 20 when he died in February 2013 from sudden cardiac death syndrome - which involved 19 separate cardiac arrests.

Dedicated fundraiser Suzanne, who has also been diagnosed with the same rare condition Luke had, has taken part in a various events for the charity including a spinathon at Asda in Sutton, pictured above.

The team managed to raise a whopping £1,500 for charity - and she is hoping to raise even more.

Suzanne (46), said: “I just want to raise as much money and awareness as possible.

“And shaving my head will hopefully get a few more sponsors,” she added.

There are also two hairy men willing to have a full body wax for the cause - but the charity is in desperate need of a beautician to do the waxing.

She said: “It would be fantastic if someone could come and help out the charity event. We wouldn’t be able to pay but they would be doing a great thing for charity.”

Luke’s tragic death was caused suddenly by death was caused by a genetic disorder which triggered a disturbance in the electrical current in his body.

There is a simple screening process which shows whether a person has genetics for sudden cardiac arrest syndrome to occur - which is not currently compulsory on the NHS.

But Suzanne is hoping to raise £3,500 to have a screening programme for the target age group in the area,

The event takes place at The regent, on Kingsway, Kirkby from 6pm.

If anyone can help with charity event, contact Suzanne on 07973 256 909.