ALMOST 100 people attended a free health check session in Taunton in memory of a young man who died suddenly.

Of the 95 people aged 14 to 35 who took part in the tests for heart defects, 91 were given the all-clear, while four have been referred for further investigation.

The latter group will have further checks and treatment as necessary.

The session was organised by Hilary Edwards, whose son, Gary, 28, died in his sleep four years ago from an undiagnosed heart condition weeks before he was due to be married.

The check ups, conducted by the Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) charity, were paid for from a memorial fund Mrs Edwards set up in Gary's memory.

The fund stands at £17,000, although £5,000 of that was spent on Saturday's session at College Way Surgery.

The remaining money will be used for future screenings.