U23 Rowing world champion, Harvey Kay becomes first patron of RALPHH

Harvey is the 2015 junior British Champion in the single scull and a Henley finalist, he has gone on to row internationally, both at the University of Washington and winning a gold medal in the U23 world rowing championships. All this, while managing a heart condition. Harvey says: "I have experience with heart complications in elite rowing and have been part of heart screening programmes both in the US, at The University of Washington and the GB rowing team. It is imperative rowing teams of all levels have access to defibrillators and heart screening to protect their athletes, giving confidence to athletes who push their bodies." Harvey is extremely excited to support RALPHH through his experience- "When I heard of the charity, I immediately related, I am willing to help RALPHH make people aware of potential risk, but also offer reassurance that rowing is still possible through screening and an open dialogue between athletes, coaches and families.

Harvey Kay (second from right) wins gold with heart condition