Mother of 26-year old who died of sudden death helps 200 youngsters get tested

Pardeep Nagra Photo: Resham Nagra

The mother of a 26-year old boy who died from sudden cardiac arrest, has raised over £7,000 to help get over 200 children tested for heart defects.

Pardeep Nagra was a fit, healthy hockey player, with no signs of heart complications. In 2008, whilst walking to make a cup of tea, he suddenly collapsed and died. The condition's called sudden arrhythmic death syndrome. It's caused by abnormal electrical activity in the heart.

Family and friends have raised enough cash to hold a two-day screening weekend in Wolverhampton. The event, which is taking place at the Eclipse Kickboxing Club on Tempest Street, will see CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) test over 200 14-35 year olds with an ECG machine.

Each week, 12 young people die of sudden arrhythmic death syndrome.