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Cheltenham Town Football Club fans donate to the Stop the Heartbreak appeal

By EchoLauraC  |  Posted: March 16, 2014

Collections take place at Whaddon Road in aid of the Stop the Heartbreak appeal

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GENEROUS Robins’ fans helped to Stop the Heartbreak for Gloucestershire families during Saturday’s clash against Torquay.

Buckets were being rattled in aid of the Citizen backed campaign, which will see youngsters screened for undiagnosed heart conditions.

During the Cheltenham Town Football Club game at Whaddon Road collections saw cash collected for the cause.

The appeal wants to raise £7,000 to see 200 young people, aged 14-35, to be screened at the University of Gloucestershire’s Oxstalls campus on April 8 to 9.

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The campaign started last year after two young rugby players, Ty Townsley and Dominic Cullen, died following undiagnosed heart conditions.

A weekend of events will also be taking place, including a two day celebration of sport, where people will be able to meet the likes of five times Olympic rowing champion, Sir Steve Redgrave.

Rugby stars Olly Morgan and Phil Vickery, former Bond girl, Fiona Fullerton and deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, have also backed the campaign.

For further information on the Stop the Heartbreak campaign or to get involved, email stoptheheartbreak@glos.ac.uk follow @stoptheheartbrk on Twitter or visit http://www.glos.ac.uk/StoptheHeartbreak Campaign.

To donate go to www.justgiving.com/stoptheheartbreak or text STHB89 3 to 70070 to give £3.

To get screened log on to www.testmyheart.org.

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