Every week, around 12 people under 35 in the UK die from Young Sudden Cardiac Death (YSCD). My social action focuses on volunteering and campaigning for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) to help prevent more young people dying tragically.
Prior to delivering my Time for Reflection speech at the Scottish Parliament, I secured the backing of 58 MPs in Scotland for CRY’s campaign to establish a national strategy to prevent YSCD. I also recruited other MPs, including Jeremy Corbyn and Sir Vince Cable.
In my experience of social action, no issue is too big for young people to tackle.