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Bishop's Stortford CazTest

PUBLISHED: 17:39 11 March 2011 | UPDATED: 18:59 20 February 2013

On Sunday March 13, Cazfest has arranged a screening or 'CazTest', for Sixth Form students of The Bishop's Stortford High School and The Herts & Essex School for Girls

On Sunday March 13, Cazfest in cooperation with the charity CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), has arranged a screening or CazTest, as the students call it, for Sixth Form students of The Bishops Stortford High School and The Herts & Essex School for Girls.

120 students will be screened at The Bishop's Stortford High School in London Road, Bishop's Stortford.This follows a very successful screening held at The High School in 2010, which was featured on BBC look East and BBC Radio 5 Live.

Cazfest was established in 2009 in memory of Caroline Johnstone (Caz). She was a 17-year-old student of The Bishop's Stortford High School studying for her 'A' levels who had hoped to go to Newcastle University to study English Language.

On June 6th 2008, while with friends at a night club, she collapsed and, despite the prompt attendance of the medical services, she was never able to regain consciousness and the decision was taken to turn off her life support. She died peacefully on June 12th 2008.

Cazfest was established with a view to promoting awareness of cardiac risk in the young and to fund the heart screening of all Sixth Form students, initially in the Bishops Stortford area but then to roll the programme out to cover as much of Hertfordshire and Essex as funds allow.

The screening costs 30 per head which is being paid for by Cazfest Limited as part of their commitment to preventative health care for Sixth Form students in Hertfordshire and Essex.

The event in 2010 identified a number of students who needed to be referred for further examination, which proves the effectiveness and importance of the screenings.

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