Search

Friends of tragic Gidea Park teen fundraise in her honour

14:29 08 July 2014

Isabelle Bishop, Sarah Newell, Ravina Bhanot are fundraising for their friend Aashi Sinha, who died in May last year

Isabelle Bishop, Sarah Newell, Ravina Bhanot are fundraising for their friend Aashi Sinha, who died in May last year

Archant

Three young girls have travelled to the heart of London to take part in an annual fundraising walk.

Ravina Bhanot, Isabelle Bishop and Sarah Newell took part in the Cardiac Risk in the Young (Cry) event on Sunday, in memory of their friend Aashi Sinha, a Gidea Park teenager who died after collapsing from a suspected undiagnosed heart problem last year.

The girls, of Snaresbrook, attended the same school as Aashi, Forest School College Place, until upper 6th when Aashi suddenly died just before her A levels.

More than 1,000 walkers left Victoria Embankment for the three-hour journey to Hay’s Galleria, near London Bridge, for the eighth annual event.

Ravina said: “It was great. It was a relaxed walk and there was a mutual link as everyone there had lost someone due to a cardiac problem.

“Aashi was close to all of us. She was a family girl, bright and clever. She had so much ahead of her.

“Events like this are a great way to raise awareness because not many people know and it puts the charity on the map.”

Each year participants pass by 12 of London’s most famous landmarks to represent the deaths of the 12 apparently “fit and healthy” young people who die every week in the UK from sudden, undiagnosed cardiac conditions.

Chief executive and founder of the Cry, Alison Cox MBE, said: “It was wonderful. The majority of the walkers will have personally experienced the devastating impact of young sudden cardiac death. I still find it humbling that these families are able to see through their own grief to fundraise for us.”

The girls will also take part in the London 10k run this Sunday - and set a combined fundraising target of £1,000 for the two events - which they have already surpassed.

And donations can still be made to Ravina, Isabelle and Sarah, by visiting justgiving.com/running-for-aashi.

Read more:

Cake sale to be held in memory of sudden death victim Aashi Sinha, 18, from Gidea Park

Friends pay tribute to Aashi Sinha from Gidea Park after her sudden death at age 18

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

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford News Stories

12 minutes ago
Ronnie Jackson and Bradley Donovan have spoken of how their disabilities have spurred them on to sporting success.

In just two months, sport’s most inspirational men and women will return to the world stage, showcasing their determination to succeed at the elite level by competing at the Rio Paralympic Games.

10:00
 Resistance sliding challenge for charity at The Liberty Shopping Centre Romfrod.

Kneeling at the start line, a rush of adrenaline flows through my veins as I wait to make the 13-metre dash to the finish.

Yesterday, 16:30
Motorists on the A13 between Wennington and Rainham

Reckless drivers are endangering the lives of Havering residents by reaching speeds of up to 124mph, the fastest clocked in London last year.

Yesterday, 15:54
Lawrence Webb  ( Ukip )

A Havering councillor is standing as deputy of one of the candidates in Ukip’s leadership election.

Yesterday, 15:13
Luke Hudson (centre) with his mum and dad on his 21st birthday.

The son of a taxi driver who tragically died at the wheel of his cab has paid tribute to the “best dad anyone could have asked for”.

Yesterday, 12:16
Seven men have been arrested by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and four tonnes of toxic waste removed after two fuel laundering plants were discovered in Essex on Wednesday Picture: HMRC

Seven men, including one in Hornchurch, have been arrested and four tonnes of toxic waste removed after two fuel laundering plants were discovered in Essex on Wednesday.

Yesterday, 07:00
Parents at Parsonage Farm Primary School fought off expansion in 2015

Councillors have criticised the borough’s plans to expand schools, claiming that school kitchens are already failing to provide hot meals for pupils.

Thu, 16:29
Police at the scene last night (credit: donatassimkus.com)

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a shooting in Gidea Park last night.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now