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Cake sale raises £1,500 in memory of tragic Gidea Park teenager

14:39 14 May 2014

The charity cake sale raised more than £1,400 for the Cry charity

The charity cake sale raised more than £1,400 for the Cry charity

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A cake sale has raised almost £1,500 in memory of a tragic teenager who died suddenly last year of a suspected heart problem.

Family and friends of 18-year-old Aashi Sinha, of Gidea Park, came together a year after her death to raise money for the Cardiac Risk in Young (Cry) charity.

Aashi’s aunt Dr Shanjula Sharma and family friend Karthy Sooraj hosted the event at Gidea Park Library in Balgores Lane.

Karthy said: “Aashi was a beautiful, positive, bright and inspiring teenager who also enjoyed baking. Her sudden and sad loss has shocked all those who knew her.”

“Aashi’s family are all thankful to librarian Kate Deery and all the staff who kindly provided the venue.

“Many family friends who knew Aashi generously baked and also bought cakes.

Aashi’s aunt Dr Shanjula Sharma, of Hornchurch, said: “It is the great enthusiasm and team spirit from our local community, friends and businesses who made the event a success to raise funds for the Cry charity”.

Cry is a registered charity founded in May 1995 to raise awareness of young sudden cardiac death. The charity also provides counseling and support to bereaved families as well as young individuals who may be diagnosed.

Dr Shanjula Sharma added: “Everyone put their heart and soul to make the event a successful one and over 1000 cakes were sold.”

To donate to Cry, visit c-r-y.org.uk.

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