The father of a late footballing star who is raising money to provide heart screenings in the fight against sudden adult death syndrome (SADS) said his efforts will be worthwhile if they save young lives.
Peter McAvoy’s son Pete died four years ago after collapsing in his college apartment in the US.
The Craigie footballer suffered a cardiac arrest linked to a previously undiagnosed heart condition.
His death led Mr McAvoy to start a fundraising campaign, #4Pete, in order to fund cardiac screenings for the under-34s, conducted by Cardiac Risk In The Young (CRY).
The #4Pete campaign has raised enough money to pay for more than 600 tests in the last three years.
A charity dinner to raise money for more scans has been organised at the Woodlands Hotel on August 18, with a limited number of tickets still available.
Two days of heart screening in Tayside have been organised by Cry on June 23 at Harris Academy and June 24 at Crieff High – where Mr McAvoy was head teacher.
Mr McAvoy said: “If Peter had been fortunate enough to get the heart scan he wouldn’t be dead. If these two days help to save even one life it will have been worth it.”