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  • Fundraiser set for former Orient player Andy Scott...

    UK Newsquest Regional Press - This is Local London

    June 29, 2005

    SECTION: Sport

    LENGTH: 198 words

    HEADLINE: Fund to help out former O Scott
    BODY:


    A BENEFIT fund has been set up to help former Orient player Andy Scott who
    was forced to retire last season.

    He was diagnosed with a genetic heart condition that doctors warned could
    kill him if he continued to carry out any physical exercise.

    The 32-year-old who was last week named as the club's new youth team
    manager. suffers with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).

    The disorder restricts the efficient pumping of blood round the body owing
    to a thickening of the heart muscle.

    The aim of the fund is to raise money for Scott and his family as well as
    the charity Cardio Risk in the Young (CRY).

    The second objective is to raise awareness of the condition which can be
    detected with an electro cardiogram (ECG).

    HCM affects otherwise healthy young people and 98 per cent of cases are not
    diagnosed while the sufferer is still alive.

    Fundraising activities have a footballing theme and benefit matches have
    been arranged with Orient facing Scott's former clubs Sutton United on July 16
    and Brentford on July 20.

    For more information about the games and the visit www.andyscott

    benefit.org.uk For more information about CRY visit www.c-r-y.org.uk .

    LOAD-DATE: June 29, 2005

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