Friends Ollie Waghorn and Steven Dovey will be holding an 90s Ibiza night at the Voodoo Lounge, Mama Liz's in Stamford in memory of Lucy Jessop
Friends of a 19-year-old woman who died from a heart problem are holding an Ibiza party night to raise money for young people’s cardiac screening.
Ollie Waghorn and Steven Dovey attended The Deepings School with Lucy Jessop from Northborough and were among her many friends.
Lucy was taken ill in March 2015 after going for a run. Although she didn’t know it, she had a life-threatening disease of the heart muscle called arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy.
Five days later, Lucy died in hospital.
To fundraise and carry on their memories of her, Ollie and Steven are hosting a 90s Ibiza night, which will take place on Friday, July 26 at the Voodoo Lounge, Mama Liz’s in Stamford.
Ollie said: “Lucy was part of a large friendship group and we still think about her a lot.
“Previously £10,000 was raised to carry out the monitoring of hearts and the money we raise from the party will help to continue this screening for young people.”
About 12 people aged 14 to 35 die each week in the UK from undiagnosed cardiac conditions.
The charity Cardiac Risk in The Young carries out screening and funds raised in Lucy’s memory will be spent on doing this locally.
Whatever Ollie and Steven raise will be doubled by BGL Group, where Ollie works.
Tickets cost £5 from www.skiddle.com and then typing ‘Ibiza night’ into the keyword search. Donations can also be made to www.c-r-y.org.uk/lucy-adena-jessop