A Swanley widow whose husband tragically passed away from a heart condition is raising thousands of pounds to help spread awareness about the deadly disease.

Adam Knapp, 34, died on April 13 last year due to an undiagnosed heart condition, something which his wife Jessica remembers all too well.

News Shopper: Adam Knapp. Credit: Jessica KnappAdam Knapp. Credit: Jessica Knapp

Adam Knapp. Credit: Jessica Knapp

"We were married for just over a year when I got a call from one of his work colleagues.

"We managed to get to hospital but there was nothing they could do.

"He lived in Swanley all of his life and everybody loved him, he was really funny," she told the News Shopper.

Now, in memory of her loving late husband, Jessica has been actively fundraising and campaigning for Cardiac Risk In The Young (CRY) a charity group which raises awareness around Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS).

According to the British Heart Foundation, SADS is when a person dies suddenly following a cardiac arrest and no obvious cause can be found.

Jessica contacted CRY soon after her husbands death to avail of bereavement support services which they provide to those who have lost loved ones to SADS, leading to her eventually volunteering with the group.

On Saturday, August 3, a golf tournament which was organised by Jessica and her supportive brother saw more than 60 players pitch and putt at Birchwood Golf Club in the name of CRY, pulling more than £4,000 in vital funds.

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More than 60 golfers took to the green in the charity game. Credit: Jessica Knapp

The successful golfing event was just one of many fundraising activities completed by Jessica who is now determined to turn her tragedy into triumph by spreading awareness about the illness which took her husband.

"They've (CRY) helped me so it’s just about giving something back," she said.

Jessica is also in training to tackle next year's London Marathon in memory of Adam and those wishing to donate can do so here.