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Qualsys Customer Success Manager organises largest charity rugby tournament in region

Qualsys Customer Success Manager Tom Speddings is organising a charity rugby tournament for Cardiac Risk in Youth (CRY). 

 

Tom Speddings Customer success managerQualsys Customer Success Manager Tom Speddings 

 

"12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions every week in the UK. I've known three young rugby players who have died suddenly due to this heart condition," said Tom. 

In 2017 Tom and Claire set up the Fancy Touch rugby tournament to arrange for the CRY charity to scan young people for undiagnosed heart conditions. 

 

Fancy touch rugbyThe fancy dress charity rugby tournament brings together over 20 teams 

 

Tom added: "The tournaments got bigger each year. In 2018 we raised over £5000. The money raised has paid for hundreds of people to be tested for heart issues which would otherwise have gone undiagnosed."

2019 is set to be the biggest year yet with 24 teams entering the tournament. 

Want to get involved?

Play: This year's tournament is full, but if you'd like to enter a team in 2020, please email tom.speddings@qualsys.co.uk 

Show your support: The tournament will take place at Abbeydale sports centre in Sheffield 8th June 9.30 - 18:00. Feel free to join as a spectator.

Donate: If you can't make the tournament, any donation would be welcome: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/fancy-touch-2019 

 

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