A CHARITY set up in memory of heart attack victim Tim Cogley has organised a series of heart health check sessions for young adults.

The 34-year-old suffered a fatal heart attack while walking home after a night out with friends in Heswall on April 9, 2017.

Tim had a 75% cholesterol blockage of the left coronary artery - despite his healthy diet and lifestyle.

His family set up the Tim Cogley Foundation to help raise awareness of coronary heart screening in 18 to 40-year-olds.

His dad Frank set up the 'Tim Cogley Cardiac Screening Foundation' in his son's name to help other young people to understand the importance of screening.

The potentially life-saving test for 18 to 39-year-olds, devised by Tim's brother Jeremy, a Health Sciences lecturer at Liverpool Hope University, can detect various signs of heart disease such as harmful build-ups of cholesterol.

The foundation's pilot screening phase in November and December last year led to six people receiving results that warranted a follow-up with their GP.

The second phase of screening dates and places are:

  • Tuesday, February 26: Tesco in Telegraph Road, Heswall 1.30-8pm.
  • Thursday, February 28: The Warrens Medical Centre, Arrowe Park Road 9.30am-4pm.
  • Saturday, March 2: UTS Foundation, Newhall Lane, Hoylake: 9.30am–4.15pm
  • Saturday, March 9: Greasby Medical Centre, Greasby Road, Greasby: 9.30-4.15pm.

Tim's dad Frank said: "We are so pleased that what we thought was an important initiative has already proved to be successful.

"Hopefully more people can get involved this time around.

"The doctors and GPs we’ve consulted have been extremely supportive.”

Anyone, male or female, between the age of 18 and 39 and living on Merseyside, can apply for a free 15 minute session to check for risk of coronary heart disease.

The slots must be pre-booked - and involve a short pre-screening questionnaire and a six-hour fast before the actual screening.

Go online at www.timcogleyfoundation.com/cardiacscreening for further details on booking an appointment and the pre-screening questionnaire.

Doctor Sam Huddlestone, who is a GP in Eastham, said the screenings will "undoubtedly benefit" people in the area.

He added: "It's a fantastic service which will undoubtedly benefit our patients and those in Wirral by raising the profile of cardiac disease in the young and identifying young patients at risk that could benefit from lifesaving early intervention.

"We are very fortunate to have them working in our area.”

Dr Rachael Syvret, GP Partner at West Wirral Group Practice said: "The work they are doing to raise awareness of cardiac disease is highly commendable and the impact this may have on young people and their lives is potentially huge."